The CMBV was created in 1987 at the instigation of Vincent Berthier de Lioncourt and Philippe Beaussant, with the particularity of bringing together, within the Hôtel des Menus-Plaisirs, all the professions necessary for rediscovery and valorisation of the French musical heritage of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Through its research, training, production of concerts and shows, educational, artistic and cultural activities and the availability of its resources, the CMBV is committed more than ever to exploring this forgotten heritage and to make it radiate in France and in the world.
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Located in the heart of the Eglantine castle in the Yvelines, the Musée de la toile de Jouy is devoted to the old printed canvas factory founded by Christophe-Philippe Oberkampf in 1759. Used in textile creation, decoration, The Jouy canvas is a printed cotton fabric with pictorial and generally rural motifs. This technique gained its nobility thanks to artists known as the painter Jean-Baptiste Huet – Son of Nicolas Huet, painter of the furniture keeper of King Louis XIV – who worked for a long time for the manufacture of paintings of Jouy.
We can also find printed materials such as wooden boards, copper plates and copper rolls, numerous old engravings and drawings, as well as fine 18th century furniture and various precious objects belonging to Christophe-Philippe Oberkampf. The museum continually enriches its collections with donations from individuals and various acquisitions in public sales.
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The children will love to discover the backstage of the temple of French football during a magical visit of the Castle of Clairefontaine and facilities of the National Football Center.
Inaugurated in 1988, it witnessed the best glory hours of French football as between 1998 and 2000 when the center of Clairefontaine knew the fabulous epic of the Blues of Aimé Jacquet. The center welcomes the greatest players and hopefuls of French football but is also open to all fans of the ball.
Visits are organized on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays for groups of 15 to 40 people.
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10 minutes from the hotel, let your children discover the most beautiful monuments and landscapes typical of the hexagon more true to nature on a scale of 1 / 30th in the heart of a large landscaped park ! Discover the volcanoes of Auvergne or the Châteaux of the Loire, meet the challenges of Fort Boyard, search for treasures from the Gallo-Roman and medieval times, explore a prehistoric cave like that of Lascaux, but also circuit electric car, slide Racing, looping aboard a two-seater capsule.
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Discover “life on the farm” in the heart of the national domain of Rambouillet ! Children will be able to visit a life-size educational farm and discover how an agricultural operation works. On the program : trail games on the farm, family carriage rides (weekends from April to October), creative workshops and fun activities (every weekend from January to March).
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The market of Versailles first belonged to Louis XIV before being destroyed because of insalubrity. There are now large open halls where all the generations mix. Formerly a wholesale and cattle market, the market of Versailles has given way to small traders. The markets are open six days a week and non-food markets offer a variety of products : clothing, make-up, flowers… on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays afternoons. The market of Versailles is also a charming place lined with small cafes and restaurants with terrace that invite you to settle there during a break…