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Paris Chapter: Cocktail Culturel – “Layouts of Landscaped Gardens Dedicated to Hunting” Conference

Paris Chapter

Thursday, December 9, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Join the Paris Chapter for the Cocktail Culturel conference  “Layouts of Landscaped Gardens Dedicated to Hunting” by Claude  d’Anthenaise, Head Curator for Heritage.

Normally, the garden is a place dedicated to contemplation. It is conceived in the image of paradise, devoid of all violence. However, unbeknownst to the landscapers, they reproduce forms and areas originally designed to trap game. Ornamental hedges and arbors, were they not designed in gardens of the Renaissance to trap birds? Our decorative parks still retain these designs from the hunting parks. They reproduce structures intended for the movement of dogs and horses, suited for shooting or including look out posts. Numerous decorative ornaments that are dispersed throughout the garden with a peaceful and romantic touch, stem from hunting treaties. A stroll through the history of hunting in the West shall take us from garden to garden, from the Persian paradises to the forests of royal estates, including the terraced gardens of the Médicis, tracing these landscaped forms initially dedicated for making war on wildlife. Claude d’Anthenaise was in charge of the renovation of the Hunting and Nature Museum where he was the curator for 23 years. He is now, head curator of exhibitions and is also artistic director of various projects.
We shall be warmly received by Maitre Anne Diethelm.


In French. “Pass Sanitaire”(QR Code) required.

Cost: 50€ / $60

Métro : Franklin Roosevelt, the address will be provided to those enrolled a few days prior the the event. Limited to 20 people.

Please Contact Cassandra Surer to  enroll 

Payment :
By check to the order of:  FHS-Paris Chapter (send to Cassandra Surer, 7 rue Méchain, 75014 Paris)
By bank transfer in euros: IBAN (International Bank Account Number) FR76 3056 8199 2600 0216 9600 429

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Paris Chapter: Cocktail Culturel – 9 Decemeber 2021


Thursday, December 9
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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