Journées Européennes du Patrimoine Grand Poitiers

From the 21 to the 22 September 2019...
The European Heritage Days take place on the third weekend of September. On September 16 and 17, 2017, come and see the events in Grand Poitiers!
The European Heritage Days present you the cultural properties, monuments and historical places that give rise to cultural events and animations that support Poitiers and Grand Poitiers . Each year, these days are organized around a specific theme, this year it is about "Youth and Heritage" .

You are invited to discover the rich heritage of Poitiers and its surroundings. All visits are free of charge unless mentioned!

Program :

Saturday, September 16:

Free visit of the exteriors of the castle of Vaumoret, rue du Breuil-Mingot in Poitiers - from 10am to 12pm and from 2pm to 6pm

France 3 New-Aquitaine, 9 rue du Fief des Hausses in Poitiers - from 10 am to 6 pm
Guided tours with presentation of the operation of France 3 Nouvelle-Aquitaine, public service television with the discovery of crafts and tools. Booking required by phone at 0549380303.

The former abbey of Montierneuf - at 10h, 11h, 14h and 15h - 22 rue Guillaume-le-Troubadour, current Rectorate of the Academy of Poitiers.
Guided tours of the site by the students of the professional high school of the Dolmen of Poitiers.

The Temple, Reformed Church of Poitiers, 5 rue des Ecossais - from 10h to 12h and from 14h to 17h
Free visit of the typical architectural ensemble of the post-war period. "500 years of Reformation: exhibition Luther".

Guided tour of the episcopal district - 10:30 - Saint-Pierre cathedral, 1 rue Sainte-Croix in Poitiers

The garden and chapel of the Archbishopric, 3 place Sainte-Croix in Poitiers
- at 10:30 and 15:00
Visits commented by Monsignor Pascal Wintzer, Archbishop of Poitiers.

Concerts at the market - 11h - Hôtel de Dreux Brézé, 32bis rue des Feuillants in Poitiers
Friends of the organ of Notre-Dame and Montierneuf. Organ concert by Matthieu Goulon. On the program: Frescobaldi, Bruhns, Buxtehude, Bach.

The Médiathèque François-Mitterrand, 4 rue de l'Université in Poitiers - from 11am
11h and 16h30: "My (s) tre me". Discover the secret places where the oldest books in the library are kept. Some "big wise but very bizarre beasts" await you there! For a family audience (children from 7 to 10 years accompanied by an adult). Only by registration on 0549523151, group limited to 16 people. At 2 pm and 3:30 pm: guided tours of the conservatory spaces and presentation of ancient documents. Only by registration on 0549523151, group limited to 16 people.

Notre-Dame-la-Grande Church, Place Charles-de-Gaulle - from 11 am
11h: market concert. 14h30: "Youth in Notre-Dame-la-Grande".Cycle of lectures on youth with the participation of Jérôme Grévy (University of Poitiers), Guillaume Rossello (University of Poitiers) and Nicole Pellegrin (CNRS).

The university district in the 15th century - 14h - Saint-Porchaire church, 47 rue Gambetta in Poitiers
Guided tour. Discover the university district of Poitiers in the 15th century through the aldermen and convent of the Jacobins.

Guided tours of the exhibition "Agregation # 2: decline the symbol" by the students, curators of the exhibition - 14h and 15h - Musée Sainte-Croix, 3bis rue Jean-Jaurès in Poitiers

Discovery of the patrimonial collections - 14h and 15h30 - Rouillé library, place de l'Eglise
Visit of the conservatory spaces and presentation of ancient documents. Registration required on 05 49 52 31 51 (limited number of places).

The Faculty of Law and Social Sciences, 43 place Charles de Gaulle - from 2.30 pm
Conference at 2:30 pm:"The history of the Faculty of Law of Poitiers, a place and men: 43 Place Charles-De-Gaulle and professors who attended it (1806-1950)", by Didier Veillon, Professor of Law History at the University of Poitiers. At 3:15 pm, conference: "The most important painted decorative set of the 20th century of Poitiers: the work of Pierre Girieud (1876-1948) made for the 500th anniversary of the University of Poitiers", by Yves-Jean Riou. : guided tour "The Council Room" of the Council Chamber with the presentation of the portraits of the illustrious professors of the Faculty of Law and the Savatier room integrating the murals of Pierre Girieud.

The Theater & Auditorium of Poitiers, 6 rue de la Marne from 2.30 pm
14.30: Conference on the architecture of the TAP in the presence of the architect João Luís Carrilho da Graça, proposed by the House of Architecture of Portugal (Casa Da Arquitetura). 15h30-20h: "Discover the spaces of the TAP". Venues, backstage, machinery, rehearsal venues and artists' lodges. Departure every 30 minutes.21h: "The Red Ribbon first movements". By the company of the Standing Man - Benoît Mousserion. In 2019 will be the first performances of the new show of the Cie l'Homme standing, The Red Ribbon. For this ambitious creation that tells the story of a 6-year-old migrant child who had to leave his country, the company will deploy its narrative in the city for three days in twelve different locations with a giant 7-meter puppet. In the forecourt of the TAP, the company proposes to you to discover in preview two short scenes entitled "La tristesse" and "La colère".

Presentation of the project of the future museum reserves and guided tour of the construction site of the collections - 15:30 - Museum Sainte-Croix

Unusual visit to the Trois-Quartiers - 3:30 pm - Maison des 3 Quartiers, 25 rue du Général Sarrail in Poitiers
A tour of artistic interludes with Compagnie de la Trace (Jean-Louis Compagnon and Michèle Bouhet), followed by a concert at 6 pm at the Saint-Germain auditorium, 5 rue Franklin in Poitiers.

Dance among the collections with a group of students of the Dance Studio by Christine Pascault - 16:30 - Museum Sainte-Croix

The auditorium Saint-Germain - 6 pm
Ancient and Renaissance Music, Bach - Frescobaldi. With Lujza Markova, harpsichord and Benoit Weeger, viola. Proposed by the Regional Conservatory of Grand Poitiers.

Distilleries of images - 9.30 pm - back of the Town Hall of Poitiers, rue de Puygarreau
Contemporary projection by the Kolektif Alambik. Spectacular visual creations that redefine the place, transform the space and modify the looks focused on architecture and our everyday environment. The screening is preceded by a surprise concert at 9 pm by the Conservatoire à rayonnement régional.

Sunday 17th September:

Around the Breuil-Mingot bread oven, rue du Pré de la Tour in Poitiers - from 8:30 am
Departure of hiking at 8:30, route of 10 and 15 km, followed by a snack.Organized by the Association for the Safeguarding of Breuil-Mingot. Registration starts at 8:30 am. "The feast of bread" from 11 am to 6.30 pm: Demonstration of know-how: firing of bread, grimolles and crushed bread. Workshops for children and old games.

The departmental council of the Vienne and the prefecture of Vienne, place Aristide Briand in Poitiers - from 10h to 12h and from 14h to 17h30
Exhibition and screening for the young audience of a film to understand what citizenship is today and its stakes. Made by the memory department of the National Office of Veterans Affairs. Guided tours at 10 am, 10:30 am, 11 am, 2 pm, 2:30 pm, 3 pm, 3:30 pm, 4 pm and 4:30 pm. Pre-registration on the website of the prefecture .

Hotel Pinet - from 11 am to 7 pm - Presidency of the University of Poitiers, 15 rue de l'Hôtel-Dieu
Free visit of the court.

The departmental archives of the Vienne, 30 rue des Champs-Balais in Poitiers - from 11am
11 am and 3 pm: investigation at the Archives! A survey made of enigmas in the heart of the archives of Vienna for children from 8 to 12 years. Registration required on 0549030405 or on . 11h-13h and 14h30-17h: guided tours of the departmental Archives building and discovery of spaces forbidden to the public, by Olivier Banchereau, heritage mediator. Departures every 30 minutes.

The campus of Poitiers - 14h - Student's House, 1 rue Neuma Fechine Borges in Poitiers
Guided tour of the modern architecture of the university campus.

Guided tours of the exhibition "Agregation # 2: decline the symbol" by the students, curators of the exhibition - 14h and 15h - Musée Sainte-Croix

Hotel Gilbert - from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm - Administrative Court of Poitiers, 15 rue de Blossac
Free visit of the hotel classified "Patrimoine XXe siècle" by the Ministry of Culture.

Faculty of Law and Social Sciences - from 3 pm to 6 pm
Guided tours "The murals of Pierre Girieud" and "The history of the Faculty of Law".

The Saint-Hilaire-le-Grand church, rue Saint-Hilaire in Poitiers - at 3 pm and 5 pm
Presentation of the Georges Wenner organ, classified Historical Monument in 1884. Group limited to 19 people, under the direction of an organist of the parish.

Presentation of the project of the future museum reserves and guided tour of the construction site of the collections - 15:30 - Museum Sainte-Croix

Concert of students of the Conservatory
- 16:30 - Museum Sainte-Croix
On the program: J.-S. Bach, Suite No. 1 for cello solo in G major by Agathe Beloeuvre, cello; Max Reger: Suite No. 3 for cello solo by Gabriel Jalicon, cello; Joseph Bodin of Boismortier:Sonata with two cellos in B major by Agathe Beloeuvre and Gabriel Jalicon, cellos.

Notre-Dame-la-Grande church - 5 pm
"Concert in English". Young talent from the Conservatoire Régional de Grand Poitiers.

The Sainte-Radegonde church, rue du Pigeon Blanc in Poitiers - 5:30 pm
"Anniversary of the organ of Sainte-Radegonde". Feast organized by the Association François-Henri Clicquot. Concert d'orgue presented by Simone Villard.

The whole weekend :

Free visit of the Sainte-Radegonde church - from 9 am to 6 pm

Free visit of the Saint-Hilaire-le-Grand church - from 9 am to 7 pm

Free visit of the Saint-Porchaire church, rue Gambetta - from 9 am to 7 pm

The town hall of Poitiers, place du Maréchal Leclerc - from 10 am to 6 pm
Discover the Town Hall of Poitiers by having fun with a quiz for children and their parents. Screening of the film "The triumph of images 1000 years ago" directed by La Chambre aux Fresques. "Discover the heritage while having fun!" from 2 pm to 6 pm with wooden modules (play area for children and their parents). Guided tours in the company of a guide-lecturer and a member of the municipal team at 10h, 11h30, 15h and 16h30.

The Hotel Fumé - from 10 am to 6 pm - Faculty of Humanities and Arts, 8 rue René Descartes in Poitiers
Visits commented by the students association in history, art history and archeology and musicology La Table Ronde and the doctoral students association in history and history of ancient and medieval art Juana.

The Palace of the Counts of Poitou-Ducs of Aquitaine - from 10h - 10 place Alphonse Lepetit in Poitiers
From 10 am to 6 pm: free visit of the famous Salle des Pas Perdus, a true patrimonial jewel of Poitiers, symbol of seigneurial power.At 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm and 4:30 pm: guided tours with the Maubergeon Tower, group limited to 19 people. Registration required on site.

The Heritage room - Saturday 16 September from 10 am to 7 pm and Sunday 17 from 10 am to 6.45 pm - Grand Poitiers Tourist Office, 45 Place Charles de Gaulle in Poitiers
Permanent exhibition retracing the great urban mutations of Poitiers.

Notre-Dame-la-Grande church - Saturday 16 September from 10 am to 12 pm and Sunday 17 from noon to 5 pm
"The Coats of Our Lady of the Keys". Exhibition of the Virgin's cloaks and other objects of devotion. Guided tours of the exhibition, departure every hour. Photo exhibition: permanent slide show on the national theme and illustrated from a selection of objects and details of the monument and its decor (stained glass, sculptures, paintings, objects).

The University in the city - from 10:30 am to 5 pm - Hotel de l'Echevinage and Grandes Ecoles, 7 rue Paul Guillon in Poitiers
Discovery tour of the historical sites of the University of Poitiers in the city center. Departure every 30 minutes. By the association of students in history, art history and archeology and musicology La Table Ronde and the doctoral students association in history and history of ancient and medieval art Juana.

Free visit of the baptistery Saint-Jean, rue Jean-Jaurès in Poitiers - from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm and from 2 pm to 6 pm

The Dunes Hypogeum, 14 rue du Père de la Croix in Poitiers - at 11h, 14h30 and 16h
Guided tours. In a hundred-year-old coniferous garden, stands a building built in 1908, which protects a jewel of Merovingian art. Classified as "Historic Monument - Musée de France", the hypogeum remains one of the most emblematic monuments of the Early Middle Ages in Europe. On registration of the museums at 0549302064, from 4 September.

Exhibition of the project of the future reserves and the construction site of the collections - from 1 pm to 6 pm - Musée Sainte-Croix
Presentation of the architectural model, photographs, works processed.

Hotel de l'Echevinage, 7 rue Paul Guillon in Poitiers - from 2 pm to 6 pm
Guided tours of the current headquarters of the Society of West Indies. Departures every 30 minutes.

The Saint-Louis chapel, rue Louis-Renard - Saturday 16 September from 2 pm to 10 pm and Sunday 17 from 2 pm to 6 pm
"It happened tomorrow." The science fiction comic invades Poitiers , episode 1: original plates, drawings, paintings and collectibles gathered for this exhibition on the issue of spaces and borders in science fiction comics. Free tour.

Running water in Poitiers - Saturday 16 September at 14h30 and Sunday 17th September at 10am - Tourist Office Grand Poitiers
Cycling trip of 15 km.Discovery of the heritage linked to the arrival of running water in Poitiers: Blossac water tower, arches of Parigny ... Organized by the association Vélocité 86.

Free visit of the sanctuary of Montbernage, 2 rue de Montbernage in Poitiers - from 14h30 to 18h

Hotel Pinet - from 3 pm to 6 pm - Presidency of the University of Poitiers, 15 rue de l'Hôtel-Dieu
Visit of the President's building and office; Presentation of research activities and elements of the cultural and scientific heritage of the University; Presentation of Augmented Booklet, the "augmented reality booklet for the valorisation of heritage" under the NUMERIC State-Region Plan Contract.

The Saint-Louis chapel, rue Louis-Renard - Saturday, September 16 at 3 pm and 5 pm and Sunday, 5 pm at 4 pm
Guided tours of the exhibition"It happened tomorrow" by Jean-Luc Dorchies, artistic director of the Mirror of Poitiers and Maud Laurent, responsible for cultural action.

The House of Architecture, 1 rue de la Trenche in Poitiers - from 3 pm to 6 pm
"Smart Land", exhibition to discover the territory (urban and rural) in full transformation and digital transformation.

Poitiers disappeared - Saturday 16th September at 16h and Sunday 17th September at 10h - Tourist Office Grand Poitiers
Discovery tour in the heart of the city. Evocation of public or private buildings that have disappeared from the heart of Poitiers since the 1960s: the former halls, the Chasseigne brush factory, the old theater, the peace café ... Organized by the Region of Aquitaine. Group limited to 30 persons, telephone reservation only on 0549363006 until Friday 15 September inclusive.

Aggregation # 2. Declining the symbol - Museum of the Holy Cross
The exhibition questions the notion of symbol in art.By students of the history of art of the University of Poitiers, in association with the Museum Sainte-Croix and the FRAC Poitou-Charentes.

Treasure hunt in the Notre-Dame district
Explore the historic center of Poitiers and discover its riches through this treasure hunt. The principle is simple: for a few hours, it is a question of using everyone's insight, flair and group spirit to solve puzzles. Playing cards are available on request from the Poitiers Tourist Office, 45 place Charles de Gaulle.

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