Saturday, 6 July 2013

Salon Artistique de Richelieu 2013

Les Halles hosted the 12th Salon Artistique de Richelieu, this weekend.

It was a chance to see Les Halles, dating back to 1634, in use again after the massive restoration work which has recently been completed. This was of even more interest to us than the art work.

And the final shot looking down Les Halles from the main entrance....
The restoration has given a new lease of life to a building which makes a perfect backdrop for such events. Hopefully, it will still be in use for centuries to come. A truly brilliant project executed with meticulous attention to detail!

For further information on the restoration work see the post by Abbé Henri Proust.


Jean said...

We went to the event a few years ago and we enjoyed it very much.
Shame we missed it this year.....we just can't be chez nous for everything.....yet !!

Colin and Elizabeth said...

Jean, WHY NOT!!!! (only joking!)