The Seine-et-Marne, young and thriving, has its sights firmly set on the future, innovation and creativity as the way to boost its appeal next to Paris. 2011 will be an outstanding year, full of events.
The Seine-et-Marne, young and thriving, has its sights firmly set on the future, innovation and creativity as the way to boost its appeal next to Paris. 2011 will be an outstanding year, full of events. Coming soon!!! At 11 am on 11 November 2011, the Great War museum in Meaux, next to Paris, will open its doors. It will feature 50,000 exhibits (artefacts, documents, photos, uniforms, etc) that offer an insight into this complex conflict that also shaped the world we know today; the modern setup will engage the interest of younger and older generations to provide a better understanding of the tragedy that was the First World War. +33 (0)1 64 33 02 26 – www.museedelagrandeguerre.euNew!!! Opening of the first Ecotourism centre of the Ile-de-France region in the “Gorges de Franchard”, very popular natural site in the heart of Fontainebleau’s forest (over a million visitors a year), in springs 2011. www.tourisme77.fr
Discover the recently open Maison Jean Cocteau in Milly-la-For�t In 1947, Jean Cocteau purchased a house in Milly-la-For�t. From then on, the “Prince of poets” made it his home base. The house brought him inspiration to match his image and dreams. Now you can discover a permanent exhibition and a number of themed displays at the house, and stroll through the furnished rooms that have been refitted as they were when Cocteau lived here. The garden, orchard and woods are also open to visitors, and the visit continues at the artist’s final resting place, the Chapelle Saint Blaise des Simples, whose walls he also decorated. +33 (0)1 61 97 35 13 – www.jeancocteau.net/maison_home_enThe great shows in Provins, medieval city belonging to the UNESCO heritage 3 shows in the heart of Provins’ medieval quarter (from April to November 2011) “The Eagles of the Ramparts”: the art of falconry in the ramparts theatre! “The Battle of the Ramparts”: instruments of war, soldiers and fencing masters take you back into the battles of the Middle Ages. “The Legend of the Knights”: Thibaud IV take on the forces of Evil in the ditches around the ramparts to save his fair damsel. www.provins.netDjango Reinhardt international jazz festival, in Samois-sur-Seine 22 to 26 June During the “Django Reinhardt international jazz festival”, jazz enthusiasts flock each year for a tribute to the renowned gypsy musician in this festival that offers a complete musical panorama with jazz greats from around the world and gypsy jazz combos. +33 (0)1 64 69 54 66 Events at Vaux-le-Vicomte Ch�teau, all year round Voted “the most beautiful private ch�teau in France”, this masterpiece of the 17th century that inspired Versailles welcomes visitors all year round for great events: From May to October, the Candlelit nights: over 2 000 candles flicker in the ch�teau and gardens In June, the “Great century day”: a lunch on the grass is organised for visitors dressed in their own 17th- and 18th-century costumes. In November, “Chocolate thrills”: a chocolate fair for gourmets! In December, Vaux-le-Vicomte celebrates Christmas, under snowfalls and fantastic lights and decorations. www.vaux-le-vicomte.comThe Chateau of Fontainebleau, classified as a UNESCO site, organizes events all year round, like classical music concerts, storytelling visits for the family, in-depth tours, guided tours and workshop-tours, temporary exhibitions, activities for individual children, leisure centres and school visits, integration days for high school students, etc. New !!! The inaugural edition of the Art History Festival, created by the French Ministry of Culture, will take place in the Ch�teau de Fontainebleau and in the city, from 27 to 29 May 2011. www.musee-chateau-fontainebleau.frGreat bargains for 2011!!! In 2011, the Seine-et-Marne’s cottages network will blow out its 30 candles! To celebrate this event, several promotional offers will be set up throughout the year. The most rural department in the Ile-de-France offers a host of possibilities, whatever your budget and whether you’re looking for leisure activities, relaxation or culture. Escape and recharge your batteries in the countryside around Paris, in one of the 450 cottages and guesthouses from the Seine-et-Marne G�tes de France Network! T�l. : +33 (0)1 60 39 60 54 www.gites-seine-et-marne.comTwo nights for the price of one! On weekends from November to March, around 20 dynamic hotel-keepers in Seine-et-Marne offer 2 nights for the price of one. From 2 to 4 stars, the hotels are mostly located near the major tourist sites. See www.tourism77.co.uk
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