LIVE IN ART PRESENTS ERIC BOURSE AT CHATEAU BOUFFEMONT

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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?

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO VERTU

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Access the innovative and discerning world of Vertu craftsmanship during a stay at Château Bouffémont.

As one of our guests, you will be offered the exclusive opportunity to discover Vertu’s outstanding designs and to select and customize your phone model according to your tastes and preferences.

Vertu is the pioneer and leading manufacturer of luxury mobile phones. Created to complement the insightful customer’s lifestyle, Vertu offers tailored, first-class services in combination with the finest in design, engineering and manufacturing.  Born from an obsession to create the finest mobile phones the world can offer, Vertu combines exceptional materials with the highest traditions of expertise.

Visit Vertu’s rue Royale boutique and customize your model during your stay at Château Bouffémont – choosing your phone engraving. Combining ingenuity, interactive design and innovative technology, this sleek object will open doors to a whole world of exclusive privileges to make the perfect lifestyle companion.

 


 

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.

A romantic dinner

” How do I love thee? Let me count the ways…I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach…”   Elizabeth Barrett Browning

 

Sweep your loved one off his or her feet this Valentine’s day with an intimate, romantic evening and dining experience at Château Bouffémont. Celebrate your love amidst the decadent glamour of our lavish restaurant and soak up the romantic ambience and warm setting.

 

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Allow our masterful chef, Aaron Politi, to tease your tastebuds with a memorable, tailor-made menu designed to enlighten and invigorate your senses. Enjoy artfully prepared cuisine using an innovative and inspirational combination of spectacular flavours and ingredients – all accompanied by perfectly matched wines from around the world. Let relaxation take over and indulge your loved one at Château Bouffémont with a weekend of champagne and bespoke fine dining.

 

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Following dinner, envelop yourselves in a cocoon of sheer luxury and spend the night in one of our ornately appointed rooms within the romantic seclusion of our panoramic grounds.  Lock yourselves away and set the mood for intoxicating romance surrounded by magical candlelight.

 

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Pamper your beloved with indulgent and romantic treats and allow us to deliver roses, chocolates and champagne to your room. Wake up refreshed the next morning to a hearty breakfast – the perfect end to a beautiful Valentine’s celebration. Create magical moments with your loved one at Château Bouffémont this Valentine’s Day.

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.

A tailored stay at Château Bouffémont


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If you are after a serene and picturesque setting full of old-world charm, then Chateau Bouffemont is the destination – a place where every last detail is geared towards luxury and relaxation.

The majestic symmetrical entrance steps outside set the tone as Chateau Bouffemont rises proudly from the surrounding, sprawling grounds in a bold and imposing manner. There is something immediately infectious about this place – a picture of grand chateau serenity that permeates and oozes luxury and charm.

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Stepping into the regal entrance hall of the Chateau, you will feel that you have landed into the pages of a fairy tale as the Chateau envelops you in a romantic setting of grandeur and radiance.  The opulent lobby with marble-clad floors and glamourous statues displays a theatrical grandness and the Chateau offers a delight of elegant furnishings, majestic high ceilings and glittering interior displays. The rooms are huge and lavishly decorated with an old-fashioned richness. Open fires, plump sofas and grand portraits create a homely atmosphere while the remarkable views across the grounds showcase French countryside at its best.

 As you awake in this blissfully peaceful scene, your mind may wander to the lavish days of a bygone era as the Chateau represents a powerful evocation of 19th century France. Rooms are elaborately spacious and sumptuously decorated looking out onto staggering countryside views. The abundance of clean air induces relaxing mornings and a leisurely breakfast. Breakfast in the Salon du Baron is a feast for the eyes – fresh fruit and assorted pastries grace the breakfast plates and the Salon provides the perfect imperial setting; the ceilings gracefully adorned with gleaming chandeliers.

Following breakfast, it is time to explore the elegant grounds. Whether its relaxation or action you have come for, Chateau Bouffemont has something for everyone. Staff are on hand to offer help and assistance in any form  – whether you wish to wander through the heart of the Montmorency Forest, go horse-riding, trekking or attend a cookery class.  Montmorency Forest with its varied footpaths and tracks provides the perfect exploration ground for a morning excursion.

  Taking lunch back at the Chateau is a delight. With the fresh air having whetted your appetite, our masterful chef, Aaron Politi, will design a customised, fine-dining menu in accordance with your wishes. Guests can choose between delicious seafood dishes, mouth-watering and tender meat dishes or vegetarian options with matching wines from around the world. There is also the possibility of designing your own menu around a specific theme for a wholly unique dining experience.

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If you are passionate about golf, then, during the afternoon, you can peruse the prestigious Paris International Golf Club, which boasts an 18-hole course. If you wish to take things a little bit easier, then you should take a moment to rejuvenate and relax in their spa, which offers a variety of different massage therapies and treatments.

Nearing the end of the day, it’s worth making a chauffeured visit with our driver to Paris – perhaps via a short stop at Rue Saint Honoré to admire the fabulous boutiques and stylish shops. Then, onto the Paris Opera House to watch a world-class performance with pre-arranged VIP tickets booked in advance.  Our concierge will gladly handle all bookings and arrangements on your behalf.

On arrival back at the Château, our chef and butler will welcome you and serve you an exquisite dinner – hitting all the right notes from innovative to elegant. The following evening, if you fancy some entertainment whilst dining, we can arrange a unique private performance by a singer. After the show, to complete a perfect evening, you can retire with a glass of single malt by the opulent fireplace in the cosy bar.

It is the pure attention to detail and the tailor-made approach that makes the Chateau Bouffemont experience stand out – from the dedicated butler and concierge service to the Chateau’s striking design and ornate decor.  Wandering around the beautiful grounds, it truly feels like you have turned back the clock.  The options for your stay are limitless.  You can enjoy a delicious dinner at the same table where Baron Empain dined, taste the authentic masterful dishes created by our cordon bleu Chef and served according to the French rules of fine dining or you can simply daydream overlooking the spectacular views of the estate – just as the Marchioness of Preignes loved to do.

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The experience actually begins before you even arrive at the Château. From our initial contact with you, we will ensure that all of your wishes are met to create the perfect, tailor-made stay.  At the heart of our approach, we aim to identify your needs, discover your passions and develop your own personalized holiday. Our concierge service will take care of all your needs and wishes, from the simplest to the more complex, for example, arranging and organising activities, entertainment, tours, days’ out shopping, taxi services etc.  All of our team share the same desire – to make your stay at the Chateau a truly unforgettable one.  At Château Bouffémont, you can live the fine life of nobility in a magnificent and enchanting setting.  With its regal entrance, beautiful grounds and immaculate interior, it’s a real hideaway that makes the perfect sanctuary for an indulgent and luxurious break.

 

Art Deco Inspiration

 

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These days in Paris, the Art Deco movement is honored at Palais de Chaillot.

The team of Château Bouffémont couldn’t resist a quick  overview of the exhibition.

In 1925, the International Exposition of Modern Industrial and Decorative Arts was organized in Paris. As the official organizer of this event, France  is a pioneer in this field. With its perfume, architects, department stores and its glassblowers, the country builds its reputation in the arts permanently.

It was only in the 60s that the Art Deco gets its name in honor of this exposition.

A style with simple geometric lines, but so characteristic…. sleek shapes …. glamorous decoration…. Art Deco inspired aristocratic families captivated by this enthusiastic movement.

Festive time in Gatsby style, glitzy and glamorous.

Directly inspired by that period, the Dandy Lounge of Château Bouffémont recalls effervescence of the Twenties and the Thirties.

 

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Have a seat in the comfortable Chesterfield sofas and let yourself be overwhelmed by the spirit of the place; wooden furniture with industrial lines and avant-garde objects which symbolize the modernist era ahead of its time.

Ahead of its time, Art Deco also enhances the handicraft, from sculptor to craftsman in iron, from painter to glassmaker.

Noble materials lend formal beauty to this room and are highlighted with murals by painter Elisabeth Wela, adding a finishing touch to the room’s modern ambience.

Home cinema, stereo equipment…. Dandy Lounge is an invitation to relax and allude to this spirit suitable to the Années Folles.