In 2017, Boisbuchet offers a varied programme from June 4th to September 24th with guided tours to the architectural park, an exhibition and various events about design and architecture. All visits are guided and must be reserved in advance.

GUIDED TOURS

Boisbuchet’s tours present the Domaine’s park with its architectural projects (see map) and an annually changing exhibition in the chateau. The entire visit takes about 3 hours.

International Architecture in a 19th Century Landscape Park

The architectural park features buildings by architects Simón Vélez (Colombia), Shigeru Ban (Japan), Markus Heinsdorff, Jörg Schlaich and Brückner & Brückner (Germany), the futuristic Techstyle-Haus, installations by Alvaro Siza (Portugal), Go Hasegawa (Japan), Nikolay Polissky and Alexander Brodsky (Russia), as well as a traditional Japanese guest house of 1864.

The exhibition : Innovate Together is organised by the Compagnons du Devoir et du Tour de France and is supported by the Fondation J M Weston. It values excellence in the crafts of leatherwear, shoe-making, saddlery, and tapestry. Les compagnons du devoir (young craftsmen travelling the country for practical experience) as well as students of design at ENSCI and of design management at IFM present prototypes of their most recent products with a pedagogical purpose and in view of global coherence, economic feasibility, and the collaborative approach.

EVENTS

Artistic Dance ∣ July 7th, at 18:00

A performance with New York based dancer and choreographer Jonah Bokaer and his Boisbuchet students.

Engineering Architecture ∣ July 10th, at 21:00

The Block Research Group of ETH in Switzerland lectures about their studies in fusing high- and low-tech architecture.

Drink & Think ∣ July 21st, at 18:00

A presentation and food tasting with Italian Food Designer Francesca Sarti.

Present Perfume ∣ July 28th, at 18:00

Young creatives team up with London based design studio Glithero and offer fresh ideas for scent.

Moonlight Yoga ∣ August 3rd, from 21:30 to 22:30

An evening Yoga meditation with Kundalini instructor Franziska Kessler in Boisbuchet’s Chinese bamboo pavilion (no experience required).

Little Inventors ∣ September 8th, at 18:00

Boisbuchet presents inventions of Confolentais children, realized by British designer Dominic Wilcox and his workshop team

Film Screening Space ∣ September 8th, at 21:00

World-famous filmmakers Bêka & Lemoine show films on “The Emotion of Space” – realized in their Boisbuchet workshop.

The European Heritage Days ∣ September 16th and 17th, at 11:00 and 15:00

Guided tours focusing on “Boisbuchet’s Creative Youth”

Lina Ghotmeh Architecture ∣ September 18th, at 18:00

The Lebanese architect of the new Estonian National Museum, currently designing a library and restaurant for Palais de Tokyo in Paris, talks about her way of building.

For each event, please reserve at least one day before. Reservations from Monday to Friday 10:00 to 12:30 and 14:30 to 18:00 at : +33 (0)5 45 30 65 57 or mobile : +33 (0)6 95 12 33 30

PRICES

Guided tours

Adults: €10

Students: €6

Visitors in groups of 10 or more: €7,5

Children under 12: free

Events

3D Agitation: Included free of charge together with a guided tour (upon request)

Drink and think: €20 (reserve 2 days in advance)

All other events:

Adults: €5

Students: €3

Children under 12: free

After each event, we invite you to participate in a joint dinner (15 € per person, please reserve two days in advance)