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‘Monuments on the move’ in 17 of France’s historic sites

This year's event features 19 artistic performances across 17 historic sites.

After three successful seasons so far, ‘Monuments en mouvement’ is back until 6th October 2018 for a fourth season of artistic performances throughout France.

With its ever-richer programme organised by the Centre des Monuments Nationaux – this year featuring 19 artistic performances across 17 historic sites – ‘Monuments en mouvement’ will have the public rediscovering historic places with the addition of artistic creations by dancers and circus artists, both amateur and professional.

After a season-opening performance by Cyril Teste and Isabelle Adjani at the Villa Cavrois, the Hôtel de Sully in Paris welcomed juggler Johan Swartvagher and photographer Bertrand Depoortère for ‘La Réconciliation’ on 21st and 22nd March.

On 5th April, Yann Frisch put on a ‘magical evening’ at the Château de Carrouges, swiftly followed by artist Yvann Alexandre at the Château d’Angers on 14th.

Eclectic performances of acrobatics and dance

As a duo, Justine Berthillot and Frédéri Vernier will offer a spectacle of elegant acrobatics on 12th May at the Abbey of the Sauve-Majeure.

A week later on 19th May, Emmanuelle Gas will be performing ‘Duos’ at the National Palace of the Palais Royal in Paris; Béatrice Massin and her baroque dance troupe will take over the Château de Bouges gardens on 9th June; and Tatiana Julien will lure an audience to ‘Turbulence’ at the Château de Vincennes on 22nd June.

From 23rd-25th July, choreographer Ambra Senatore will take up her summer quarters in the garden of the Hôtel de Sully with a special performance, ‘Walk to Sully’, reinventing the spaces and offering visitors a new perspective of the garden through dance.

Many other artistic performances are planned all over France until 6th October 2018.

‘Monuments on the move’ in Paris and everywhere in France