Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Nuit des Musées 2015 : Giraudoux au musée Lambinet

Musée Lambinet Compagnie du Catogan Giraudoux Versailles
Last Saturday was the 11th European Night of Museums during which major and smaller museums in all of Europe are free and open until 1:00 am. The last time VDP attended was in 2012 at the palace (you can view the fabulous show they had put on by clicking here). This year the palace itself was closed but VDP went to three out of four venues in town, so let's start with Lambinet Museum. Faithful readers of VDP are already familiar with this museum (if not, click here) where events were held for  'an exquisite night', the theme being titillating the senses and more particularly taste, with an evocation of gastronomy in the XVIIth and XVIIIth centuries. It was very, very crowded and unfortunately VDP missed the Louis XIV hot cocoa tasting, couldn't take photos of the still lifes exhibited because of the crowds but she did not miss the reading of a scene of Jean Giraudoux's play 'Ondine' (which incidentally VDP adores) by la Compagnie du Catogan! This was almost a rehearsal, since the theatrical company will be acting the play at upcoming Molière Month!

Samedi dernier, c'était la 11ème nuit européenne des musées. La dernière fois que VDP s'y était rendue, c'était en 2012, au château (pour voir les photos, c'est par ici). Cette année, le château lui-même était fermé mais VDP s'est rendue à trois des quatre endroits ouverts. Commençons par le Musée Lambinet. La "nuit exquise" y mettait l'accent sur les sens, en particulier la gastronomie aux XVII et XVIIIè siècles. Il y avait un monde fou et VDP a raté la dégustation de chocolat chaud à la Louis XIV, n'a pas pu prendre de photos des belles natures-mortes exposées du fait de la foule mais fut aux premières loges pour la lecture de la scène de la truite d'Ondine de Jean Giraudoux (que VDP adore) par la Compagnie du Catogan. Cétait un peu une répétition puisque la compagnie jouera Ondine au cours du Mois Molière en juin !
Musée Lambinet Compagnie du Catogan Giraudoux Versailles
Musée Lambinet Compagnie du Catogan Giraudoux Versailles
Musée Lambinet Compagnie du Catogan Giraudoux Versailles

19 comments:

William Kendall said...

The concept behind this sounds like a mix between Doors Open and Nuit Blanche here.

Lois said...

Glad you got to be there for the reading, but too bad about the crowds and the hot cocoa!

RedPat said...

I have heard of this event and it sounds wonderful, Ciel! Too bad it was so crowded and pics weren't easy but your pics of this play are great!

Revrunner said...

Hot cocoa would be the best! :-)

Randy said...

What no closed captions? Lol.

Kay said...

It's great that events like this get so much popular support...but I for one hate to be lost in the crush of a crowd. Dims my enthusiasm.

Josette T said...

j'aime aussi Giraudoux !

llandudnopictures said...

Clearly very popular... great images nonetheless, but a great shame about the cocoa!

Thérèse said...

Quelle chance d'avoir pu être aux premières loges ! Il ne te reste plus qu’à amener ta propre tasse de chocolat chaud l’année prochaine.

Halcyon said...

I love events like these when museums offer something special! I just looked at that website and although it says "European" night of museums, they were all in France. At least I didn't miss something here.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

What a creative (and apparently popular) event. It looks like a lot of fun.

Tanya Breese said...

what fun and you got some nice shots! too bad about the crowds and hot cocoa! bummer!

Geoff Wilkinson said...

What a great idea ! Shame you missed the cocoa, lovely pictures, I particularly like the top one...…:)

cieldequimper said...

@ Halcyon: really? There are 1100 museums participating of which a lot (700) are in France. Still that leaves a few elsewhere in Europe, for example here in the UK: http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2015/may/12/museums-night-uk-activities

Also here (from the link I provided) in the rest of Europe: http://nuitdesmusees.culturecommunication.gouv.fr/La-Nuit-en-Europe

Sharon Anck said...

You certainly got some great photos of the scenes from the play. What a great event!

VP said...

How lucky are you! Nothing interesting around here...

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh I remember the 'Passion for planets' from 2013 Ciel.. This is such an appealing event each year, but if it's anything like Perth so many people want to enjoy it that it can be a little difficult to get close :)

EG CameraGirl said...

A Night of Museums is such a wonderful idea!

Fotolosopher said...

How to drive a guy from Florida crazy - open all the museums in the Paris area and say I can get in for free! Are you kidding me?

Actually, that's a wonderful idea and I'm glad you had such a good time!