Visit of the Cité Déchelette d’Amplepuis

Visit of the Cité Déchelette d’Amplepuis

The Association of Parents and Friends of Joseph Déchelette organized a visit around the industrial heritage Sunday 24th June, 2012 in Amplepuis, visit to which we were invited. The Déchelette city, which for some years has belonged to the national industrial heritage, is the work of the founder Benoît Déchelette and his sons Eugène and Joseph.

Led by Mrs. Monternier, former president of the Barthélémy Thimonier museum, we were able to understand the organization of the Wooden Village and the history of the workers city: factory, school, chapel, workers houses.

Two members of our association were present at this event which brought together forty participants

Hanssen Retrospective

Hanssen Retrospective

The church of St-Nizier-sous-Charlieu houses a unique set of stained glass windows from 1949 to 1951 by the glass painter Théodore Gérard Hanssen. Sunday 3rd July, 2011 was celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Blessing of Stained Glass, presided by Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, Archbishop of Lyon.

Our association was invited to this event following the contacts established to inventory the work of Hanssen and prepare a commemorative exhibition, the church of St-Maurice has indeed two stained glass windows by the artist. The opportunity for our association to meet the family of the artist and appreciate these magnificent and original stained glass windows.

In the footsteps of Joseph Déchelette

In the footsteps of Joseph Déchelette

This Sunday 26th June , 2011 was the opportunity to receive in our village the members of a young association based in Ambierle and chaired by Edouard Déchelette: the association of Parents and Friends of Joseph Déchelette. The group of about thirty people was welcomed at Manoir de la Mure by members of our association. After the welcome coffee, the group discovered François Allier’s workshop The jewels of the Oppidum” and visited the house at the foot of the donjon which belonged to Joseph Déchelette and of which Mrs. Balaguy is the current owner. Led by Nathalie Rabeyrin, the group also visited the church of St-Maurice to appreciate the medieval paintings of the choir updated by the famous archaeologist.

After lunch, the group traveled to Joeuvres for a guided tour of the Gallic oppidum where the famous bronze statuettes were discovered. The visit commented by Vincent Georges, archaeologist at the Institute of Archaeological Research of Lyon-Bron, allowed to better appreciate this stronghold held by the tribe of Ségusiaves. Some people then wished to go to the house of artists Marie and Serge Chachkine. A thematic and friendly day that marks the bringing together of our two associations.

Traveling in the Roanne Coast

Traveling in the Roanne Coast

Video: Traveling with my donkeys in Roanne Coast