the massif of the three gables: an unforgettable forest and nature
- 16 September 2023
Elevating the soul and captivating the mind, the Nemours Castle Museum celebrates a century and two decades of artistic and historical magnificence. Located just a few steps away, the Gîtes Dame Jouanne offer an exceptional opportunity to complete this experience .
The Nemours Castle Museum stands as a timeless symbol of French history. Its walls house artistic treasures from the Middle Ages to the modern era. Its rooms, adorned with frescoes and precious collections, tell the story of the region’s artistic and cultural evolution.
Over the decades, the château has endured tumultuous times, surviving wars and renovations. Every brick, every fresco, breathes history and bears witness to the resilience of this emblematic monument.
This year marks an exceptional milestone for the Nemours Castle Museum, its 120th anniversary. To celebrate this anniversary, special exhibitions, conferences and cultural events are planned throughout the year. A unique opportunity for visitors to delve even deeper into the captivating history of this enchanting place.
On 18 October 1903, the castle of Nemours (Seine-et-Marne) became a museum. This year, fortress celebrates 120 years since its transformation, a major celebration has been organised in this unique setting on 21 October 2023 to mark its anniversary.
The event was an opportunity to launch the château’s new exhibition, “From Old Castle to Museum Castle”, on view until 25 February 2024. Photos, works of art and documents are on display, providing a real history lesson.
“This day and the new exhibition shed valuable light on a period about which we know very little,” Valérie Lacroute, the mayor of Nemours, told our colleagues, for whom the catle-museum has become a veritable emblem of the town. It’s a real plunge into the history of our town.”
During the celebration, the museum’s current director recalled some of the castle’s history. “2,000 people attended the inauguration, which was a very big event at the time,” he said.
The museum was founded by Justin-Chrysostome Sanson, its first director, Ernest Marché and Adolphe Ardail. Rodin had initially expressed an interest in taking over the premises with his works, before retracting his offer. All these pieces of history can be seen in the château until 25 February.
Located just a few steps away, the Gîtes Dame Jouanne offer an exceptional opportunity to complete the experience of this unique celebration.
Ideally located close to the Castle Museum, the Gîtes Dame Jouanne offer comfortable and welcoming accommodation for those wishing to extend their experience in the heart of this historic region. After a day of exploration and discovery, retreating to the privacy and charm of the gîtes offers the perfect balance between adventure and rest.
The 120th anniversary of the Nemours Castle Museum is an invitation to marvel, explore and honour a precious heritage. Combined with the proximity of the Gîtes Dame Jouanne, it’s a unique opportunity to enjoy an enriching experience combining history and modern comfort.
Practicalities: The exhibition is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 6pm. On Sunday from 2pm to 6pm.