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Montfort-sur-Risle goes back to Impressionists times

06/07/2010

Montfort-sur-Risle goes back to Impressionists times

On 19th and 20th June next, the Montfort Cultural & Heritage Society (AMCP) will pay homage to Albert Lebourg and René Sautin, both native to the area, by organising at the Château La Motte, an exhibition of the works of these two painters and that of other members of the Normandy School of Painting. During this event, the school children of the Montfort Communities Association will present their artwork based on a central theme of the paintings of the Impressionist masters and, each day at 5 pm, gallery owner Thierry Tuffier, will hold a conference on the theme "Impressionists in Normandy".

In addition, on Sunday 20th June, the gardens and grounds of the Château will serve as the setting for a trip back in time to experience a typical day in the country at the end of the 19th Century. Visitors will be able to experience the day-to-day life of the banks of the River Risle during that period: scenes from rural life, craftsmen using techniques of the time, a riverbank open-air café, etc.

During the whole month of June, the AMCP is organising for groups of visitors, on appointment only, guided tours on the subject of the life of the artists in the villages of their childhood as well as the architectural heritage of Montfort.

Alis once more shows its commitment in supporting initiatives for the local population, tourists and visitors during the summer period to propose cultural and touristic events in Normandy.

Take a look at the full programme.