Tuesday, 17 November 2015

A l'intérieur du palais des congrès

Cour des métiers d'art Versailles 2015 palais des congrès
On Saturday, VDP was supposed to go to several events and take a guided tour but everything was cancelled due to the post 13 November terror attacks emergency state declaration. One event, however, being a private one, was actually held: the local art crafts show with jewellery and porcelain makers, painting and furniture restorers, sculptors, stained glass makers, fashion designers...so much talent! Previous editions had been held at the town hall (see 2011 here) but this time the venue was Versailles' convention centre which you had seen in this post. VDP had never yet set foot inside the building, which was built in 1964 and was the first convention centre to be constructed in France ! It was rather difficult to take photos of the inside architecture but VDP tried...

Samedi, VDP devait se rendre à plusieurs événements et même suivre une visite guidée mais tout fut annulé du fait de l'état d'urgence décrété comme suite aux attentats atroces du 13 novembre. Un événement, privé, fut toutefois maintenu, la Cour des Métiers d'Art, un très beau salon d'artistes et artisans réunissant de nombreux talents locaux. Contrairement à d'autres éditions (voyez 2011 en cliquant ici), ce salon s'est tenu au palais des congrès que vous aviez vu de l’extérieur dans ce billet et dans lequel VDP n'avait encore jamais mis les pieds. Construit en 1964, il est le plus ancien des palais des congrès de France. Pas facile de prendre des photos de l'architecture intérieure avec tous les stands, mais VDP a essayé !
Cour des métiers d'art Versailles 2015 palais des congrès
Versailles palais des congrès
Versailles palais des congrès
Façade palais des congrès Versailles

15 comments:

Geoff Wilkinson said...

...and you succeeded! Well done...that's quite some ceiling light in the first picture and I love the 'mural' in panels by the stairs...I'm glad you went out on Saturday :)

Revrunner said...

A very attractive venue.

William Kendall said...

It looks like it was busy. From the architecture here the place looks visually appealing.

RedPat said...

That looks like a grand space for an event, Ciel! I like that mural too.

Michelle said...

That is a beautiful venue.

Barbara Radisavljevic said...

It is a beautiful venue for art. I have been posting a lot this week about our local art scene, too, and will be returning to it tomorrow. It amazes me how creative people are all over the world.

Josette T said...

C'était la meilleure réponse de ne pas annuler cette manifestation

Thérèse said...

Une belle réponse à la tristesse générale.

Stuart said...

An impressive place. I love to go to arts and crafts shows so I wish I had seen this one.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

This is a relatively young building in Versailles architecture hey Ciel but it has been designed beautifully. You should see our convention centre, functional but very plain :)

Tanya Breese said...

it looks like a nice event...i'm glad they didn't cancel..it helps getting out and trying to be normal again...i have an art museum today too!

Sharon Anck said...

It looks like a beautiful building and very fitting for your historic city. I hope the vendors did well. I'm betting there weren't as many people visiting as they might have hoped.

VP said...

It looks like an interesting building and reminds me of some movie theaters of the same period...

Halcyon said...

It's good to see there were still some people out and about. If we all stay indoors and in fear, we let them win.

EG CameraGirl said...

I think the space is quite attractive.