Monday, 13 April 2015

In residence at Chateau de Tours...

On our many previous visits to Tours I think the nearest we have ever gotten to entering its chateau was to creek open its doors and expose its apparent stuffiness to the fresh air of the city. I can't remember the exhibition that was at the time on but on a lovely day going indoors to view it held little attraction. The chateau at Tours is not on many visitors list of 'must see' attractions of the Loire Valley. This 11th century building has little to offer from an architectural perspective and with the city being the capital of the region containing many of the Loire Valley's most prestigious chateau, sits as a bit of a paradox on the banks of the river Loire.

Today it is used as exhibition space and since 2010 it has been collaborating on exhibitions devoted to historic photography with the Jeu de Paume in Paris.Currently it is displaying photographs of Nicolás Muller (1913-2000) under the title of 'Traces of Exile' until 31 May 2015

It also exhibits paintings and other art forms. Along with the photographs we also got to see the works of Dominik Deniau ''Exposition des Âmes' (until May10th) plus paintings by Patrick Deutschmann (until April 24th). Entry is free.

I was actually more interested in the fabric of the building but other than the staircases it offered little.

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