Live restoration of a model of the Abbey church

From 12 to 13 May 2023

Preparations for the temporary exhibition have led to the rediscovery of a monumental model of the Abbey Church, designed in 1975 by the tinsmith Jules Vonnez, the same craftsman who helped install the cockerel at the top of the Abbey church tower in 1956.

The restoration of this model by the art restorer Luis Ricard will take place in the Art Lab room (access from the courtyard of the Château), in full view of the public.

Friday 12 May, 1.30pm-3pm
Saturday 13 May, 10.30am-12pm and 1pm-3pm

Open to all
Free admission to the event


Opéra de l’Impératrice from 12 to 20 July 2024. Tickets, information and reschedule at
July 12 performance postponed to Sunday 14.

On Monday 1 July 2024, the dormitorium will be closed. The rest of the discovery trail will remain open to visitors as usual.