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MASTERCLASS LA MAISON DU CHOCOLAT

La Maison du Chocolat

 

Château Bouffémont invites you to share a friendly and a delicious moment with La Maison du Chocolat. Partner of the Château, one of the most prestigious French Chocolate Makers with an international fame will be sharing its knowledge with our guests.

 

Alongside a Master Chocolate Artisan, discover all the secrets of making a high quality chocolate and also the great classics of French pastry. “Creator of legendary chocolates” La Maison Du Chocolat selects the finest cocoa to give birth to its highly pleasing Praliné and delicate Ganache. Excellent in making traditional desserts, they also offer surprising creations.

During this Master Class at Château Bouffémont, you will be guided step by step to elaborate a recipe of your choice. Fun and an interactive time that will delight both the young and the elder.

 

 

Few of the demonstrations proposed by the Maison du Chocolat:

Chocolate Pie

Truffles

Mendiants

Plate dressing like a Grand Chef

Demonstration of hot chocolate

Financiers and marshmallow.

 

Each guest will leave with their own creation at the end of the session and the recipe notes card.

MORE DETAILS ON :

http://www.chateaubouffemont.com/downloads/MasterClassLMDC_en.pdf

La Maison du Chocolat ©Caroline Faccioli

EASTER ACTIVITIES

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EASTER ENTERTAINMENT

Offer your children a memorable Egg hunt.

The Easter Bunny, the Easter Fairy and our Magician will guide the kids to find the hidden eggs in the Château gardens.

Have an amusing moment in the company of these friendly characters.

 

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ART & CRAFT

Easter eggs decorating : Give your own touch to the Easter eggs and reveal the painter inside you. Then it’s time for an egg battle.

Make your own egg basket : Assisted by an artisan, learn how to make a traditional hand-woven basket. An interactive class which will delight the children and the parents.

 

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CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP WITH OUR CHEF 

A 2-hour workshop during which the whole family will learn the best technics to cook the big classics of chocolate from the traditional French mousse to the chocolate cake, including the famous macarons.

A WEEK-END WITH ERIC BOURSE

Vigne de feu 160 x 40 x 5

Vigne de feu – 160 x 40 x 5

To celebrate the launch of his exhibition at Château Bouffémont, the artist Eric Bourse will give private painting lessons, open only to our guests.

A tailor-made class to express one’s artistic talent in a special and intimate setting. With its spacious living rooms, sunlit patios and large gardens, Château Bouffémont fosters creativity.

This art course will revolve around an introduction to acrylic painting, of which Eric Bourse is a master. Guests will learn the bases of pictorial art or perfect their skills alongside the artist himself.Seizing the light, capturing the beauty of a landscape, playing with colours…

One to one or in small groups, the painter leads his students into developing their own style, always encouraging creative freedom.

After this week-end of exchanges, discussions, improvisations, pictorial surprises and new inspiration, guests will leave with their own artwork.

A preview of your stay…

Friday – After a welcome from the Château Bouffémont staff, a gastronomic dinner awaits you upon arrival.

Saturday – Meet Eric Bourse around a delicious breakfast. You will first familiarise yourself with painting techniques. After that, classes will take place all day long, fitting your pace and preferences. A « Colourful » buffet for lunch and a barbecue created by our Chef for Dinner…share convivial moments.

Sunday – After a brunch, you will finish your artwork and enjoy the state of the Château..

Fusion 4 116 x 89

Fusion – 4116 x 89

Pétillant- 30 x 30

Pétillant- 30 x 30

Venise - 97 x 130

Venise – 97 x 130

LIVE IN ART PRESENTS ERIC BOURSE AT CHATEAU BOUFFEMONT

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Forêt – 60×60

 

During his exhibition at Château Bouffémont, Eric Bourse displays the creme de la creme  of his work. Nearly 50 paintings, telling their own story, make up a collection full of emotions, in which one can see the events that shaped the painter’s life.

 

About Eric Bourse 

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1956 –  Eric Bourse is born in Saint-Amand-les-Eaux, a town in the North of France

1981 –  He discovers painting. This is the beginning of a deep, lifelong passion

1983 –  First exhibition, as part of a group of independent artists from his home town

1988 –  First exhibition in a gallery, in Valenciennes

1991/1995 –  Beginning of an initiatory trip through China, South America, Africa and the United-States

1996 –  First personal exhibition at Château d’Olhain, in France

1998 –  Eric Bourse receives first prize at Salon de Lutèce in Paris

1999 – One year later, he receives first prize in the Art Masters contest in New York

2000 – The artist meets Kit Bentley ; this marks the beginning of a beautiful partnership

2001-  After winning the gold medal at the Salon International de Nancy, Eric Bourse exhibits for the first time in England, at the Summers Art Gallery. A series of personal exhibitions worldwide follows.

 

In 2014, Eric Bourse’s artwork takes up residence at Château Bouffémont. This is the most prolific exhibition the French artist has held to date.

 About Live in Art 

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Live in Art is first and foremost the story of a woman, Kit Bentley. Born in London but a Parisian at heart, Kit Bentley is passionate. And in love. In love with art, painting, France, Dordogne. In love with talent.

Following her successful studies in Art History and Design, Kit Bentley sets a goal for herself: to make contemporary art accessible to everyone, in part through diversification of exhibition places. Art without borders. In 2001, Kit Bentley opens her own gallery, Summers Art, in West Clandon (Surrey). It later gives birth to a digital version, Live in Art.

Many exhibitions take place there, all of which focus on French contemporary art.

Kit Bentley likes the juxtaposition of modern and ancient, the harmonious showdown between historical and contemporary. In keeping with this approach, isn’t exhibiting Eric Bourse’s work in a place full of history a perfectly logical move?

Easter Escape

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Savour the onset of spring and soak up the warm ambience and magnificent setting of Château Bouffémont with a luxurious Easter break…

Whether you are looking for a special family weekend with the children, scrumptious afternoon tea with close friends or an intimate, romantic break with your loved one, Château Bouffémont has an abundance of sumptuous treats for all.

Allow our talented chef to serve you a delectable Easter feast with a variety of exquisite courses and a selection of fine wines from around the world.  Spoil your palate with a leg of succulent Easter lamb or choose from a selection of other delicious meat and fish dishes.

For those wishing to unwind to the full, sit back and relax in our ornate lounge after lunch. For those wishing to work off the pleasure of lunch, take an energising walk in the glorious, fresh spring air and admire the Château’s elegant grounds and beautiful views. Inspire creativity and fun for the whole family with a special Easter egg hunt and search for plenty of scrumptious chocolate treats and colourful eggs. The Château’s refined grounds provide a stunning backdrop for family Easter fun and games.

We can cater to all of your desires and wishes and, upon request; we shall make all relevant preparations and arrangements on your behalf.  For example, why not try a creative egg decorating and painting workshop following a special Easter egg hunt and watch your artistic side come alive?

Create indulgent and chocolate–filled memories this Easter time at Château Bouffémont.

The Studio Harcourt

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Château Bouffémont is partner with Studio Harcourt

Exclusively for you, Studio Harcourt will come at Château Bouffémont to give you an unforgettable experience.

In our rooms, your portrait will be captured as many celebrities before you.

Then we will send you the photos of this memorable moment to extend the experience.

At Château Bouffémont, you are the Gatsby.