Driving at a normal speed of a convoy, on a very sunny day, the Club "Vieilles Roues Charentaises" came from Angoulême to the North of Charente. The choice of th edestination fell on the commune of Paizay-Naudouin, to be discovered by its members.
About thirty antique cars (https://youtu.be/dHnv16JStBI) peacefully invaded the main courtyard of Chateau Saveilles after a tourist stop at the Gallo-Roman Villa of Embourie and a lunch at the Paizay-Naudouin party hall
Several drivers showed their own car exposed around the central lawn facing the Chateau. Some families of the village of Saveilles went to this demonstration at the same time colorful and noisy: horn, engine sound snoring like new in the crossing of the village of Saveilles.
A guided tour by th owner of the exteriors of the Chateau and its chapel followed, keeping the curiosity and the sustained and participative attention of the passengers of the vehicles and their drivers.
Sunday June 21st, on a sunny morning, the Association of Vintage Cars and Motorcycles Deux-Sèvres (3AM), based in Celles sur Belle (79) makes a stop at the
Chateau de Saveilles.
Forty old vehicles of all types, from the 1920s to the 1990s. Youthful memories for spectators, passion for the participants!
A group of drivers and passengers listen carefully and participate during the guided tour of the history and architecture of the Chateau.
During Heritage Days, getting to know fossils and minerals of the Paleolithic and Prehistory, also old stones and history of the Chateau de Saveilles.
A chance to present to the locals and those from elsewhere an impressive collection of fossils and minerals thanks to local resident Mr. Yves Chauvigné and his long time passion. Indeed going back to his childhood and school years under the leadership of Mr. Desouche, his teacher. A passion that has never gone away.
The Amicale Charentaise de Paleontologie and Mineralogie (CMPA) of which Mr. Chauvigné is a member, showed almost a thousand beautiful examples (only a portion of the whole collection!). French fossils and minerals (inc Charente), prehistoric flints from Charente and fossils unearthed during the construction of a new TGV line in the area.
Many people of all ages were able to discover the old stones and history of the Chateau presented by the lord of the manor and at the same time the wonders of the ACPM exhibition presented by members of the association and Mr. Yves Chauvigné. Appreciated by all the visitors including some tourists from New Zealand.
Apart from the pronounciation it was pleasing to discover that in science, there are many similarities between French and English!
A great first for the Chateau de Saveilles with this leap in time. Bringing together nearly 600 people from 2 to
90, a family day at the Chateau with lots of activities in the courtyard and
A great battle between knights took place mid-afternoon. The commune events committee and local volunteers along with the Occitania group worked together to put on a good show.
"All visitors were pleasantly surprised by the charm and size of the chateau." says the blog de Villefagnan.
Watch the video on Youtube website: here
"... Aizecq," Wood and
Stone, " guided trip to the village, its houses, its lofts, its small dry-stone huts and visits to two artisans who work with
wood, July 27th, guided tour of the Chateau de Saveilles, Paizay-Naudouin, exceptionally led by the owners, followed
by a guided tour of the Gallo-Roman site at Embourie and
the space dedicated to its Roman villa, August 3rd,
Bioussac, guided walk of the village, church, lavoir, traditional
rural buildings, bread oven, etc ... "
Source, press: Charente libre
Date: WYD from August 19 to
24 1997, Paris, France.
Theme: Lord, where are you staying? - Come and See (John 1:38-39)
The 1997 edition is the XIIth WYD - World Youth Day. It is a movement organized by the Roman Catholic Church.
Thanks to the diocesan days and to the youth festival that preceded them, groups of young people went through Chateau de Saveilles. We all remember the high mass, meetings, times of prayer, joy and dynamism.