Credit : David Bordes © CMN Paris
Prestigious “châteaux de plaisance” in Ile-de-France were originally built in a close relation to landscape, enjoying the proximity of the river Seine and of a forest. They were places for leisure, entertainment and poetry.
Two centuries later, the surroundings have become suburban. To exist, these châteaux must fit in the missing piece of the Greater Paris puzzle.
With the support of the Délégation Générale of the Alliance Française in the United States.
To be presented by Stéphanie Celle, French State Architect and Urbanist Conservator of National Monuments
With the participation of Laurence Sabatié-Garat, Head of Institutional and International Relations Centre des Monuments Nationaux
When: Friday May 4th, 2012 | 7:00 pm
Where: Alliance Française d'Atlanta - Midtown
Colony square - PLaza Level - 1197 Peachtree Street, GA 30361 Atlanta
Price: $15 for AF Members - $25 for non-members
More about Stéphanie Celle: At 46 years of age and in continuation of a professional career dedicated to heritage, Stéphanie Celle is the conservator of 25 prestigious monuments belonging to the State of France and managed by the “Centre des monuments nationaux”. Among the most famous, you will find: the Mont-Saint-Michel, the megalithic alignments of Carnac, the magdalenian caves of Eyzies, numerous castles such as the Castle of Vincennes and the Castle of Maisons, as well as the Villa Savoye, an icon of the modern movement… To be a conservator is to be the family doctor for the monuments, to follow them day by day and to ensure the maintenance work have been done. As a generalist, the conservator must have a global vision of the monuments, find specialists if needed and consider the integration of the site within the territory in perpetual evolution.
More about Laurence Sabatié-Garat: After achieving a brilliant training in humanities at prestigious Ecole Normale Supérieure (Ulm, Paris)and receiving a Bachelor’s degree in history from the Sorbonne University in 2005, Laurence wenton to pursue a Master’s degree in International relations at Sciences Po, Paris (2005-2007). Shewrote her Master’s thesis on the foreign policy of contemporary Russia in the Middle East, under thedirection of Pr. Bertrand Badie, and was awarded Magna cum Laude.
In 2007, Laurence decided to complete her training in the US and was received as Visiting Studentat the renowned Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University,where she participated in several classes on the management of cultural institutions.
She then went on to work at the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) in New York, as Executivecoordinator, closely contributing to the rich and diverse cultural programming of FIAF, and handlingthe communications of FIAF’s President.
In 2009, Laurence went back to Europe and joined the Centre des monuments nationaux as Head ofinstitutional and international relations.