The French house of vermouth Noilly Prat rewarded
The vermouth maison was rewarded with the Iter Vitis, les chemins de la vigne prizes thanks to its unique exhibition in the region. “Un Rodin pour dire merci” is celebrated in the heart of the House.
Every year, the Iter Vitis awards reward local initiatives to preserve and enhance the wine-growing heritage. Noilly Prat receives this year the prize for its exhibition dedicated to Auguste Rodin.
The ephemeral exhibition bears witness to a key chapter in the history of France, the “Train de la Reconnaissance” known as the “Merci Train”. It is a national operation to thank the United States for its support during World War II. The exhibition explains this unknown piece of history and celebrates its 70th anniversary.
Learn Rodin’s story until September 15
The Maison Noilly Prat makes this exhibition available to the public in the heart of its library. A particular retrospective on one of the sculptures by Les Bourgeois de Calais comes to life here. It is undoubtedly one of the French sculptor’s most emblematic works and visitors will be able to discover its history.
The exhibition also includes a statue of Jean d’Aire, Bourgeois de Calais, which was given to the United States during the Train de la Reconnaissance Française begun in 1948. For the first time in 70 years, this 40 cm statue, bought by the Noilly Prat family, returns to its territory of origin.
Exhibition open until 15 September 2019
Hours: 10 am to 12 pm and 2:30 pm to 7 pm
Price: Free access and included in the Maison Noilly Prat visits. Single access for 5€.
Book at Maison Noilly Prat, 1 rue Noilly, 34340 Marseillan
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