Panier of Plenty

La Nuit des Musées

Sculpture representing the map of Perpignan, Villa des Tilleuls
(Musée Puig) gardens. Charte de Perpignan 1197-1997, Jaume Juanola

Saturday 18th May

Perpignan participated in the ‘European Night of Museums’ as free
entry was offered to sites including the monumental Castillet
(Museum of History of Catalogne North ‘Casa Pairal’), the Natural
History Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of Coins
and Medals – founded by Joseph Puig. Each venue hosted artists,
with concerts, contemporary dance, storytellers and projections
entertaining visitors from mid-afternoon until well after midnight…

Casa Pairal, Castillet, half moon above

Casa Pairal, Castillet, half moon above

Castillet interior, once a prison

Castillet interior, once a prison

Accordion recital in the round tower

Accordion recital in the round tower

Initially constructed in 1368 (the first grand section) the
Castillet was part of the ramparts, forming a fortified passage
(complete with drawbridge) to the protected town centre.

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This entry was published on May 22, 2013 at 8:04 pm. It’s filed under Architecture, Art, Catalan, Culture and Arts, Europe, Expat, Fête, Festival, France, French Culture, History, Languedoc Roussillon, Leisure, Music, Sculpture, South of France, Tourism and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “La Nuit des Musées

  1. How wonderful to have it right on the doorstep, so to speak! 🙂

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