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Program : the exhibitions "Eternal Women around the world", discover the vestiges of the castle, the pedestrian course with the audioguide, sculptures...
Exhibition "ETERNAL WOMEN around the world" by Olivier Martel
From April, 13th 2012 to March, 31st 2013
For an even better stay in Roissy-en-France, the “Roissy Clé de France” Tourist Office has revisited the concept of the open air exhibit, to the delight of both the city’s and region’s residents, as well as visitors on layovers staying in Roissy’s hotels.
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Following the success of previous open-air photographic exhibitions in the Town Hall Park (2008 “1000 Families” by Uwe Ommer, 2009 “Sublime France” by Franck Mulliez, 2010 “Roissy, Surprising Destiny”, 2011 “The Lady and the Unicorn” and “The Lords of Roissy and their Armorial bearings”), the Tourist Office is staging another exhibition featuring the concept of “culture for everybody”: “Eternal women around the world” by Olivier Martel: 80 photos (1,50m x 1,22m) of remarkable sensitivity by a great photographer from the generation of image creators who took the time to disappear for an entire month, immersing themselves completely in their subject. Olivier Martel gives us pure photography pieces, collected over the course of his countless voyages across the five continents. Armed with a Leica M, the photograph uses traditional techniques in which he relies on his eye, rather than microprocessors, to calculate lighting adjustments and frame his images. The captured moment in time is the fruit of patience, discretion and lighting. Photographic art that paints a portrait of these eternal women, frozen for all time. As you can tell, we enjoyed these pieces. We are sure you will love them.
Olivier Martel, originally hailing from Provence, and a graduate of the Beaux-Arts and of the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, participated in numerous work placements in architectural agencies before taking up photography during his cooperation in the Congo. During the 35 years of his career as a photographer, he has contributed to major national and international magazines. His experience has taken him across more than 75 countries worldwide. In recent years, having had the opportunity to spend time with a wide range of peoples, he has been compiling photos of women around the world. Women, because of their social status (in African matriarchal societies), as well as their family and professional statuses, have been the focus of his attention. Depicting a society, a culture, or a dramatic moment through a single face: this is, without a doubt, one of his approaches of choice. To share the soul of a people, what could be more intense than the faces of these women?
The Lords of Roissy and their Armorial bearings
Henri Houmaire, a local history enthusiast from Roissy, uses the theme to remind us of the facts of history that have been influenced by the various members of the local aristocracy and minor nobility. These Lords were privileged to have shaped the several destinies of Roissy, a small village of “Old France”, for close on six centuries, from 1221 to 1789, serving zealously the kings of the time, playing a part in the administration and rise of the nation and writing several pages of the history of France.
Roissy-en-France : Outsides sculpture
At the center of the village you will discover the impressive sulpture. Near of the cultural center you will discover "Connection" or "Métalithe" by Alex Labejof.
Roissy-en-France : Remains of the castle - The southern Portal
It is located in the middle of the building’s long façade. Built of dressed stone like the east gable-wall, its only decorative motif is the arms of Claude de Mesmes on the tympanum (arched pediment) below the monumental voussoir that form the keystone. The arch rests on a flat band and is decorated with a double flat moulding. The walls on either side of the Southern Portal, which join the east gable-wall, show vestiges of dressed-stone pilasters that create a relief of three to five centimetres above the base wall, which shows its structure of irregular fieldstone.
Roissy-en-France : The East gables door of the castle stables
The Pignon des Ecuries consists of a wall of dressed stone framed by pilasters without capitals suppor-ting a pediment with modénature (decoration comprising several mouldings), simplified but ornamen-ted with a rural scene sculpted in high relief. The base of the wall is of variable height, of approximately fifty centimetres, across the entire width of the gable-wall. The pilasters have architectural joints that are distinct from the structural joints.
The entablature is a simple stone base decorated with an astragal (a narrow half-round moulding separating the column from its capital). In the middle of the gable is a monumental opening, partially closed by masonry, surmounted by a dripstone above which is a sculpted motif. The opening has an arched lintel with archstones of broad dimensions. A protruding, decorated keystone marks the axis of the opening.
The gable-wall was included on the “Inventaire des Monuments Historiques” in 1925.
Visit the village with the help of the guided tour recording
Visit the location in 16 stages and discover the remains of the castle, Saint' eloi's Churche and the history of this village, which has gone from the plough to the supersonic in the space of 20 years.
translation in Franch , Englis and spanich.
Price : 1 €
The Parc de l'Orangerie
The municipality of Roissy-en-France has been focusing on its environmental and plant heritage for many years, developing diverse and original green spaces, fl oral fi xtures and designs. Its efforts were rewarded in 2005, when the town was awarded its fi rst fl ower in the regional “Towns and Villages in Bloom” competition. Should you wish to take a stroll, the Parc de L’Orangerie is truly relaxing, and boasts six themed gardens as well as several different circuit training stations. This locus of health also serves as one of the departure points for the Vallée Verte. Whether you like walking, jogging or biking, this natural space just outside the village has several routes for you. No matter how active you’re feeling, or how active you are (beginner or seasoned athlete) you’ll be able to enjoy yourself in this verdant setting. Other sporting activities are on offer at the Complexe Sportif des Tournelles (Tournelles Sports Centre), which boasts a pool, tennis courts, running track, climbing wall – you just have to choose the activity you like the best!
The church in Roissy-en-France is dedicated to Saint Eloi, bishop of Noyon and advisor to King Dagobert, who diaed in 659. He is the patron saint of precious metalworkers and blacksmiths, as well as the protector of horses. the age of the site was confirmed during works carried out more than twenthy years ago and which brought to light foundations dating from the Merovingian or Carolingian eras (Seventh-Tenth Centuries). At the time, it was probably just a simple chapel situated near to the lord's castle. The chancel was to be entirely redesigned during the Sixteenth century. This building was to profit from the phenomenal blossoming or architecture connected with the activities of Constable Anne of Montmorency, who also had nearby Ecouen Castle built during the same period. This church, typical of Renaissance (Fifteenth-Sixteenth centuries) art, in the Val d'Oise region, became a listed historical building in 1942.
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