Saint-Etienne-de-Chigny: Art in Caves


Who hasn’t noticed the cave dwellings perched along the cliff of tuffeau stone, enjoying a remarkably good southern exposure, while driving along the levee in the direction of Tours? There are a lot of them between the towns of Saint Patrice and Langeais (37), bathed in the noonday sunshine.
These towns (and what’s in-between) will be participating in the Rendezvous Troglos (Rendez-Vous in the Caves) event on the weekend of June 18-19 organized by the association Carrefour Anjou Touraine Poitou (CATP). You want to see some troglos? Saint-Etienne-de-Chigny has got troglos!
We’ll be back another time to talk about the specific characteristics of these caves, but if your curiosity is piqued, check out Saint-Etienne-de-Chigny and environs on the weekend of May 1-2…


A clutch, a clan, a covey of artists will be expecting you on April 30 and May 1

Saint-Etienne-de-Chigny: Art in Caves

Art in caves, they have that, too. Bursting with caves which are very much in use and inhabited, Saint-Etienne-de-Chigny (37) is less known for its arts. The municipality has organized a weekend when some thirty artists will have their work on display. Some of them will open their studios to the public, while others will display in people’s homes.
Homes and workshops will be open Saturday from 2 :00 to 7 :00 in the afternoon, and Sunday from 10 :00 to 7 :00. 

Cave drawings (but don’t expect wooly mammoths), cave paintings, cave illustrations, cave graphic design, cave sculpture… it’s all there; expect diversity and quality. 

There will be regular activities throughout the two days. Festivities will conclude with a concert of 17th century popular music in the church in the “old town.”

Not to be missed!

Traduction : Annette Bonnell



Rédigé par Patrick Edgard Rosa le Lundi 25 Avril 2011 à 20:39 | Lu 418 fois