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Sunny morning to welcome rare specimens of vintage cars!
Jaguar, Salsmon, but also Morgan, automotive designer brands not always known to the public, but obviously yes to connoisseurs!
Drivers and passengers were enthusiastic about the guided tour that followed!
For the second edition of the Nuit des Châteaux organized at the national level by the Dartagnans company, the Château de Saveilles responded and organized a night visit, by torch, of the exteriors and chapel of the castle.
Large audience and passionate about discovering the castle in a nocturnal atmosphere.
Soap Opera outdoors!
You din't know what a Soap Opera is?
You came and discovered this colorful, enchanted and enchanting show, and you did not regret it !
And if you did not know the castle of Saveilles, you could discover it during a guided tour by the owner himself who told you 7 centuries of history with passion.
The Franco-British association "Le Coq et La Rose" invites you to a full day at the Château de
In the program :
- Photographic competition and painting competition on the theme: Aspects of the castle.
- Guided tour by the owner himself of the exteriors of the castle and the chapel (French and / or English)
Coffee and croissants at the opening (10 a.m.), drinks available all day, picnic from the bag.
Mass of St. Hubert at the initiative of the Great Ormeaux (Vienna) team under the arches of the barn, followed by a lunch for 100 people in the barn, then departure for a hunt fox, unsuccessful.
The "Nuit des Châteaux" (Night of the castles) organized on a national scale by the company Dartagnans.
Night visit, by torch, of the exteriors, cellar, prison and chapel of the chateau.
Fairytale spectacle, enchanted visitors!
Music lovers and opera singers, curious
about the Charentais historical heritage, all had come together at the chateau! Opera recital given by the Compagnie de l'Opéra Clandestin.
If you like opera tunes, this was the opportunity to go
If you did not know the tunes of operas, it was a great
opportunity to discover a form of singing and music unusual for your ears.
For those who had never participated in a guided tour of
the exterior of the chateau and its chapel, trained by the owner of the premises, it was an excellent opportunity to combine heritage culture and artistic culture.
At the end of the guided tour, a pleasant moment in the park of the chateau to take a picnic.
The Association "Le Coq
& la Rose", a local association based in Paizay-Naudouin and bringing together British and French people, organized an exchange of plants in the courtyard of the chateau, under the chestnut
A guided tour of the castle preceded this friendly exchange which was accompanied by the traditional "Tea time".
Welcome of the National
School of Active Non-Commissioned Officers based in Saint-Maixent (Deux-Sèvres).
Some 180 student non-commissioned officers in training and their staff joined Saveilles at night, after a three to four hour night walk.
Bivouac in the wood of the park,
then wake up shortly before sunrise for the ceremony of handing over the kepis, in impeccable gathering in front of the eastern facade of the castle.
After the ceremony, breakfast organized by the Army, without forgetting the croissants, under the arches of the shed. Return to Saint-Maixent in military trucks parked along the walls in the village street.
From the main courtyard of the chateau, 60 to 80 people attended or participated in the fox hunt start organized by the Paizay-Naudouin hunting association and the crew of the Great Abalone from Vienna: 5 horse riders, and many Fox Hound hunting dogs. Before the departure, a snack was given in the outbuildings of the chateau.
Beautiful and gleaming Triumph TR4 resting in the courtyard of the castle.
It attracts the inhabitants of the village, who melt of admiration, while the members of the Triumph Club of France Poitou-Charentes Region follow with attention and passion, the comments given by the owner of the place during the guided visit.
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 the destination 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 the 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.
Boarded by the pilot, Manuel Drouaud
and two passengers, float away and at comfortable height view the Chateau from the air, a soft
landing in stubble, several kilometers later in the Charente
The ground team are there on landing. In a trice passengers and crew detach the basket and carefully fold the fabric of the balloon for the next flight from either here or elsewhere.
Back to base for a well-deserved snack after experiencing the unforgettable pleasure of a first balloon flight and the magnificent sunset.
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
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 pronunciation 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 outbuilding.
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.