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The Abbey of Valmagne de Villeveyrac

In 1139, Raymond Trencavel, Vicomte de Béziers, founded the Abbey of Valmagne in the commune of Villeveyrac, near Mèze and the pond of Thau in Languedoc Roussillon. From the 12th to the beginning of the 14th century, it was one of the richest Cistercian Abbeys in southern France.

The Abbey of Valmagne is listed as a historical monument and is also one of the oldest vineyards in Languedoc. The family who have been the owner for nine generations has opened the doors to the vineyard cathedral.

The former church was built on the foundations of a first Romanesque church between 1257 and the end of the 14th century. Visitors can discover the Russian oak wounds, over 400 hectolitres of oak found on the lower sides of the central nave. It consists of a seven-span main nave, bordered by two collateral. In the cloister is the sacristy, the “Capitular Room” also known as “Chapter Room”, the hall, the refectory and the fountain-washbasin.

The Abbey of Valmagne has mainly Gothic architecture and its foundations are Romanes. Basil plane, vaulted in rib cross, its dimensions are equal to the large Gothic cathedrals with 83 meters long and 24.50 meters high in the nave, up to 25 meters high in the transept. The latter gives way to the choir, with almond pillars, classic of Gothic architecture; Finally, the ambulatory closes the choir with nine radiant chapels.

The cloister in the northern gallery

The cloister consists of four covered galleries opening onto a garden. Each area serves all the essential parts of the monastery.

The North “Spiritu” gallery adjacent to the church wall is often called the “Mandatum Gallery or “Collations Gallery”, the monks sometimes came to listen to a holy reading, snacks and recite the Complies Office after the evening meal.

The cloister in the east gallery

The east gallery “Anima” fulfills a high spiritual function by serving: the armarium, the sacristy, the capitular room, the hall and the scriptorium. It is also the oldest part of the abbey, the decorations are made of saw teeth and the vaults in the cradle, typical elements of Romanesque architecture.

The Cloister in the South Gallery

In this gallery you will find the location of the former heater as well as the latrines. A little further away is the former refectory converted into a lounge in the 19th century. Opposite the refectory is the fountain.
The latter is surrounded by an octagonal fence topped with an open dome. The vine that climbs along the dome at more than 180 years old; she resisted phylloxera. The Fountain washbasin is a rare place: there are only two lavatory fountains left in France, Thoronet Abbey and Valmagne Abbey.

The Abbaye de Valmagne is surrounded by gardens and a “farm hostel” restaurant.

Categories CULTURE

Bekar performed in concert in Agde

Bekar performed in concert in Agde, Place de la Marine on August 21. Bekar is a group of musicians offering a sound imprinted by Klezmer music.

Bekar sings songs in French and Yiddish, their music is influenced by different musical currents (pop, rock, funk) ranging from Prince, David Krakauer to Rita Mitsouko.

Bekar has been able to set the mood and the public couldn’t resist dancing so much the style was festive, cheerful and warm. Bekar takes his audience in a swirling dance and the joy reads on his faces. This Klezmer musicality invites you to travel to another world, more beautiful, lighter, happier.

The group consists of Benjamin Bousquet, sound engineer, Santiago Courty on drums, Jean-Philippe Cazenove on bass, Thibault Roche on clarinet, Quentin Treuer on piano and keyboards.
As for Bekar, he composes, sings and plays the piano.
Thibault Roche, Jean-Philippe Cazenove and Mélina Schneider assure the choirs in the group.

The group has performed throughout France, in the south, in Lyon and since 2008, Bekar has played in Europe including Vienna (Austria) and many other places…

Bekar has shared in the past a number of scenes with Debout on the Zinc, Benabar, Les Wriggles, Sidi Watcho, Amir, La Caravane passes by…

Bernadette Bergerot-Amet is responsible for the Press communication of the group.

Categories CULTURE

The Top of the Courts list at the Hérault Festival of Cinema and Television

The City of Agde in partnership with the Community of Agglomeration Hérault Méditerranée has launched its 16th Film Festival “The Hérault of Cinema and Television” in the grounds of the new Palais des Congrès in Cap d’Agde from 18 to 24 June 2019 last.

The new Palais des Congrès, chosen by the Municipality, is the project of Philippe Bonon, architect at A + Architecture for its design and Hervé Di Rosa, internationally renowned artist, for the fishnet surrounding the building.

The public, who came in large numbers, was able to enjoy feature film screenings, watch short films in competition and meet the personalities of cinema and television with dedications and selfies. The audience was able to discover about thirty screenings, in the presence of film crews.

The festival is the meeting place for fans of the 7th art and small screen, it is always held in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
The public jury chaired by Philippe Legroux had this year’s favorite for the short film “Cache-Cash” directors Enya Baroux & Martin Darondeau; The Public and Professional Jury ruled at the closing of the Festival.
The professional jury composed of Marie-Laetitia Bettencourt, author and actress, David Maltese, author and producer, Jenny Del Pino, actress, Thomas Gaudin, author and director, won short films. The Top of the Courts list decided by the professional jury, chaired by Olivier Mégaton:
The Grand Prix was awarded to the short film “Call me Matthew” by Rémy Cayuela.
The Prix d’interprétation féminine was awarded to Hélène Bizot in “Bel ange” by Franck Victor.
The Male Performance Award went to Husky Kihal in “Cache-Cash” by Enya Baroux and Martin Darondeau.
The Special Mention was awarded for the short film “Edith and Henry” by Clemence Lebatteux.
And the “Coup de coeur” of the public was awarded to the short film “Cash Cache” by Enya Baroux and Martin Darond.

Categories SOCIETY

Sébastien Abellan, winner of the 277th edition of the St. Louis Festival

Le Sétois, Sébastien Abellan, became the winner of the Heavy Weights Tournament of St. Louis 2019, on August 26, after 16 years; And after the agathois David Lopez, winner of the final in 2018.

François Commeinhes, Mayor of Sète, Elyane Sarda, Municipal Councilor, Delegate for the organization of the jousts as well as the municipal team and all volunteers launched Saint Louis 2019.
Gilles-Marie Dupuy, Sétois d’origine signed the Saint Louis poster, 27 years after its last creation. The artist signs his 9th poster of the feast of the employers. A medium-class player for several years, he knows the environment of the Languedoc games and was able to convey the atmosphere of Saint Louis; The city launched the tradition of the poster in 1985.

The nautical jousts of the Saint-Louis compete on the canal called the “Royal Framework” of Sète for all categories (junior, senior, middle and heavy).
The Languedoc Nautical Joutes are part of the heritage, of the Mediterranean civilization, they make the Sétois vibrate. These allow the public regularly to recharge their batteries, to vibrate fervently, to enjoy their Mediterranean culture. The event reveals the sacredness of the people so proud and cannot envisage Sète without the Saint Louis.

The jousting tournaments allow the population to exchange their ideals, customs and especially to celebrate. The Ceremonial propels the soul of the jousts and each player is supported not by his club and by the inhabitants of the neighborhood or city concerned.
The Saint Louis Festival brings joy and celebration and numerous activities, parades, concerts, exhibitions, bars at the quay, street shows, sports events. The fireworks display on the Brise-Lame will bring to a close this 277th edition of the Saint Louis festivities.

Sète is an important port city in southeastern France, located in Occitania. Sete was created in 1666, it is bordered by the Thau pond, a salt water lagoon that hosts various animal species where the oyster culture is visible from the Ile Singulière, the famous oyster of Bouzigues.

The city is also called the “Venice of Languedoc” because of its network of canals, canals which were built to transport goods to the sea.

Categories CULTURE

My brother’s name is Robert and he’s an idiot of Philip Gröning, in Preview

My brother’s name is Robert and he’s an idiot of Philip Gröning was previewed at the Goethe Institute, March 11, 2019, in Paris.

The film in competition, selected at the Berlinale 2018 is the second film by German director Philip Gröning (The Great Silence).

This film, drama of 2 hours 54, retraces the last weekend of two twins before the resumption of classes at the end of school holidays. These forty-eight hours of summer for twins, Josef Mattes and Julia Zange, are stifling, and take them to hell, nothingness.

Pierre Eisenreich of Positive magazine exchanged with Philip Groning at the end of the screening of the film. As a result, the public was able to discover the methodology of the German director. The release of the film is scheduled for March 20.
My brother’s name is Robert and it’s an idiot was produced by Philip Gröning Filmproduktion and Bavaria in Germany, with L Films in France, in co-production with Ventura Film (Switzerland). International sales of the film are handled by The Match Factory.

Categories CULTURE

Joanne Shaw Taylor in concert with the Plan

Joanne Shaw Taylor occurred in concert with the Plan with LaughOrangis in the Essonne on February 17th.

Joanne Shaw Taylor grew in the area of Birmingham in England and started very early to play of the blues. Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert Collins and Jimi Hendrix were his sources of inspiration.

Joanne Shaw Taylor is a guitarist and singer of blues. The artist was discovered at the 16 years age by Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics group. Dave Stewart had heard it play in 2002 and invited it to join it in order to integrate its group D.U.P. for its European round.

Joanne Shaw Taylor left its first album, White Sugar in 2009, and in 2012, the artist is invited to play of the guitar in the group of Annie Lennox at the time of Diamond Jubilee Concert in London.

Joanne Shaw Taylor recorded its fourth album solo The Dirty Truth in Memphis, Tennessee with the producer Jim Gaines, left in 2014.

Joanne Shaw Taylor lives between Strait in Michigan and Birmingham in England.

Categories Automobile Industry

Return towards the Future for Mondial Motor Show2018

At the time of its 120 years and Year 1 of new World of the Car and its Innovations, the Living room proposed a very structured diary, two days presses, of the professional days, the General public days and the Night ones. World Motor Show emphasized Mobility, Technologies. 

The World one of the Car and Motorcycles was held from October 4th to October 14th, 2018. The Living room is held in Paris every two years. World Paris Motor automobile Show estl event more attended in the world in front of Frankfurt and Geneva. World Paris Motor Show accommodated 500 brands of vehicles. This year the Cars and the Motorcycles were joined together in order to offer more models and to join together public come of the number in spite of the absence of almost a score to manufacturers and a duration shortened to 16 to 11 days. A number in rise of journalists, 10,000 journalists coming from 100 countries, were accredited.

Peugeot reinvented halfcompartment 504, emblematic figure, to celebrate the 50 years of the 504. The brand presented its ConceptBecause ELegend, extremely futuristic vision, Peugeot remained faithful to its line of yesteryear, the model was creates by indicating it in 1969 Italian Pininfarina. Peugeot invested much in the electric one because it conceptbecause of being equipped with refillable batteries of 100 kWh per induction.

The lines are always purified and racées. The public could discover the meetings of dedication, the simulators of control of the pilots of Grands Prix, the ConceptBus, the electric cars and the Hybrids refillable such as Divo from Bugatti; Desévénements, workshops and exhibitions were dedicated to the automobile universe and broached the subjects economic, sociétaux and technical essential of automobile industry and the exposure the Mythical Roads.

Mathieu Flonneau, university lecturer at the university ParisI PantheonSorbonne is the organizer of the exposure the mythical Roads to the World 2018 of the car. The exposure the Mythical Roads accommodated 50 cars, 25 motorcycles and a solar bicycle; The Mythical Roads, it is before all the mobility and the road Emancipation of the first Renault car of 1898, famous for its rise of the street Lepic in Paris, a rather stiff route which joined the top of the Montmartre hillock to the CitroënKégresse caterpillar tractor.

The Living room of the Motorcycle combined Vintage with the Innovation, the public could discover Harley Davidson FXDR 114, Triumph, Indian FTR 1200 and many other specimens of quite as fabulous motorcycles.
According to the organizers, they would have been more than one million to move to discover the innovations and to test vehicles. According to JeanClaude Girot, general police chief of World of the car, the attraction of the visitors for new technologies as well as the electric vehicles and autonomous can also explain this success. Some are potential purchasers

Modèle de 1919 au Stand Citroen au Mondial Paris Motor Show Porte de Versailles à Paris le 14 octobre 2018
Modèle Renault EZ Ultimo au Mondial Paris Motor Show Porte de Versailles à Paris le 14 octobre 2018
Modèle Renault au Mondial Paris Motor Show Porte de Versailles à Paris le 14 octobre 2018
Modèle Renault EZ-PRO au Mondial Paris Motor Show Porte de Versailles à Paris le 14 octobre 2018
Renault EZ-GO Concept au Mondial Paris Motor Show Porte de Versailles à Paris le 14 octobre 2018
Modèle de Porsche Pilot Sport Cup 2 au stand Michelin au Mondial Paris Motor Show Porte de Versailles à Paris le 14 octobre 2018
Stand au Mondial Paris Motor Show Porte de Versailles à Paris le 14 octobre 2018
Modèle 508 Hybrid de Peugeot au Mondial Paris Motor Show Porte de Versailles à Paris le 14 octobre 2018

Modèle de Panhard Levassor au Mondial Paris Motor Show Porte de Versailles à Paris le 14 octobre 2018

Modèle Monza SP1 de Ferrari au Mondial Paris Motor Show Porte de Versailles à Paris le 14 octobre 2018
Modèle Huracan Performante de Lamborghini au Mondial Paris Motor Show Porte de Versailles à Paris le 14 octobre 2018
Modèle Elise 220 Sport au stand Lotus au Mondial Paris Motor Show Porte de Versailles à Paris le 14 octobre 2018
Modèle Evora GT 410 Sport au stand Lotus au Mondial Paris Motor Show Porte de Versailles à Paris le 14 octobre 2018
Modèle Divo de Bugatti au Mondial Paris Motor Show Porte de Versailles à Paris le 14 octobre 2018

Modèle de Shelby Turbo Charged au stand American Car City au Mondial Paris Motor Show Porte de Versailles à Paris le 14 octobre 2018
Modèle Dodge RAM de Shelby au stand American Car City au Mondial Paris Motor Show Porte de Versailles à Paris le 14 octobre 2018
Modèle Sutton CS800 de Shelby au stand American Car City au Mondial Paris Motor Show Porte de Versailles à Paris le 14 octobre 2018
The Ultimate Buggy au Mondial Paris Motor Show Porte de Versailles à Paris le 14 octobre 2018
Modèle Kia e-niro avec 485 km d’autonomie au Mondial Paris Motor Show Porte de Versailles à Paris le 14 octobre 2018

Moteur au Mondial Paris Motor Show 2018, porte de Versailles à Paris le 14 octobre 2018
Modèle Saline Contender et L’Etoile Filante de 1956 de Renault à l’exposition Les Routes Mythiques au Mondial Paris Motor Show Porte de Versailles à Paris le 14 octobre 2018
Modèle Cadillac Coupé de ville de 1958 à l’exposition Les Routes Mythiques au Mondial Paris Motor Show Porte de Versailles à Paris le 14 octobre 2018
Modèle Simca Chambord 1958 avec sa caravane Notin Hirondelle à l’exposition Les Routes Mythiques au Mondial Paris Motor Show Porte de Versailles à Paris le 14 octobre 2018

Categories WORLD

Astronaut Michel Tognini at the “First Man” Premiere at Les Cinoches in Ris-Orangis

Michel Tognini, Astronaut, attended the “First Man” preview at Les Cinoches in Ris-Orangis in the presence of Gilles Dawidowicz, author and president of the Commission on Planetology of the Astronomical Society of France, Pierre-Francois Mouriaux, author and journalist with Air Cosmos, president of the association Histoires d’espace and Stephane Sebille, blogger and webmaster of Space Quotes-Souvenirs d’espace.

At the end of the screening, many college students were able to ask their questions during a conference debate. Michel Tognini has dedicated their flyers to the First Man Preview at Les Cinoches in Ris-Orangis on October 12, 2018.

Michel Tognini, was a fighter pilot and test of the Air Force born in 1949 and was selected by CNES in 1985. On the occasion of the Antares mission, Michel Tognini became the third French of the ‘space. He stayed a little over 11 days aboard the Mir station.

Michel Tognini inaugurated a series of six French-Russian scientific flights.

Michel Tognini à l’Avant-Première de First Man aux Cinoches à Ris-Orangis le 12 octobre 2018
un historien présent à l’Avant-Première de First Man aux Cinoches le 12 octobre 2018
Gilles Dawidowicz, auteur et président de la Commission Planétologie de la Société Astronomique de France (SAF) présent à l’Avant-Première de First Man aux Cinoches le 12 octobre 2018
Michel Tognini, Pierre Francois Mouriaux, auteur et journaliste à Air cosmos, président de l’association Histoires d’espace et Stephane Sebille, blogueur et webmaster du site Space Quotes- Souvenirs d’espace à l’Avant-Première de First Man aux Cinoches le 12 octobre 2018
Michel Tognini à l’Avant-Première de First Man aux Cinoches à Ris-Orangis le 12 octobre 2018
Deux Journalistes historiens présents à l’Avant-Première de First Man aux Cinoches à Ris Orangi le 12 octobre 2018
Michel Tognini, astronaute et Pierre Francois Mouriaux, auteur et journaliste à Air cosmos, président de l’association Histoires d’espace et Stephane Sebille, blogueur et webmaster du site Space Quotes- Souvenirs d’espace à l’Avant-Première de First Man aux Cinoches le 12 octobre 2018

Michel Tognini en séance de dédicace avec les collégiens venus nombreux à l’Avant-Première de First Man aux Cinoches à Ris-Orangis le 12 octobre 2018

Michel Tognini en séance de dédicace avec les collégiens venus nombreux à l’Avant-Première de First Man aux Cinoches à Ris-Orangis le 12 octobre 2018

Pierre- Francois Mouriaux (G), auteur et journaliste à Air cosmos, président de l’association Histoires d’espace à l’Avant-Première de First Man aux Cinoches le 12 octobre 2018 l’Avant-Première de First Man aux Cinoches le 12 octobre 2018

Gilles Dawidowicz (G), auteur et président de la Commission Planétologie de la Société Astronomique de France, Michel Tognini, Astronaute, Pierre-Francois Mouriaux, auteur et journaliste à Air cosmos, président de l’association Histoires d’espace et Stephane Sebille (D), blogueur et webmaster du site Space Quotes-Souvenirs d’espace à l’Avant-Première de First Man aux Cinoches à Ris-Orangis le 12 octobre 2018

Categories BREAKING NEWSSPORTS

Brescoudos Bike Week with Agde, Edition 2018

The 30ième edition of Brescoudos Bike Week passed to Agde, the quays, the Historic center, the Place of the Navy are like each year it appointment of the motorcyclists. Harley Davidson, Goldwing and Japonaises are well represented. Brescoudos like to be found each year to share their passion of the motorcycles. The Cap dAgde being one of the most important European gatherings.

The Cap dAgde and the area accommodated their traditional gathering Harley Davidson and Goldwing of Brescoudos Bike Week also called the BBW from August 27th to September 2nd, 2018, on the initiative of Club the Brescoudos with the support of the partners, sponsors, tradesmen and the Town of Agde.

Brescoudos Bike Week proposes to the motorcyclists of stroll through Herault and the Aude. They could discover all the diversity of the maritime landscapes and the vineyards. The motorcyclists could discover and benefit from the regional products as well as many animations.

The first edition took place at the end of the Eighties, it was made up of 7 motorcyclists. Thereafter, this gathering was packed and in a few years, several hundreds of motorcycles come from about sixty French departments, of Spain, of Switzerland, of Belgium, of Italy, of Germany. At the end of the Eighties, Brescoudos had decided to make a grill giantess, that was transformed into weekend, then in several days. Strolls transformed itself into week organized while being free.

The BBW is also it appointment of the most beautiful motorcycles, of most beautiful paintings, the most beautiful accessories of the BBW without forgetting the looks of hell.

At the origin, the club of Harley Davidson was born with the Center Port from the Cap dAgde. The motorcyclists gave him the name of Brescoudos, from the proximity of Strong Brescou, built in 1586 by the Viscount of Merry, on a volcanic small island.

The gathering of Brescoudos has evolved to become the BBW for a few years. The motorcyclists became more numerous to feast and to benefit from the area through stroll, the visits of the vineyards, villages and other tourist places of Herault and the Aude.

Brescoudos Bike Week, it was more than 500 terminals of happiness in 9 days. The passion of the motorcycle.

 

 

Categories CULTURE

The Spunyboys in concert in Agde

The Spunyboys occurred in concert in Agde, place Jean Jaurès on August 15th, 2018.

The group was born in North from France and proposes Rockabilly. The Trio revisits the cult pieces of the Fifties of Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochrane Carl Perkins and so much of others.

The trio made up of Remi to the double bass and song, of his/her brother Guillaume in the battery and choruses and Eddie with the guitar, has the American heart and conquered a large audience….

In 2006, Remi proposed to his brother to form a group, and joined by a guitarist, the trio launched out and gained since a sharp success with nearly 350 concerts a year.

The Spunyboys is a dynamic group; Remi juggles with his double bass with a very particular style, one can see there a similarity with the Pirates in the management of the double bass.

The agathois and the holiday makers came to dance, many, to the sound of the Fifties.

Rémi à la contrebasse des Spunyboys en concert à Agde, place Jean Jaurès le 15 août 2018, France
Rémi à la contrebasse des Spunyboys en concert à Agde, place Jean Jaurès le 15 août 2018, France
Eddie à la guitare des Spunyboys en concert à Agde, place Jean Jaurès le 15 août 2018, France
Eddie à la guitare des Spunyboys en concert à Agde, place Jean Jaurès le 15 août 2018, France
Eddie à la guitare des Spunyboys en concert à Agde, place Jean Jaurès le 15 août 2018, France
Rémi à la contrebasse et chant des Spunyboys en concert à Agde, place Jean Jaurès le 15 août 2018, France
Rémi à la contrebasse et chant des Spunyboys en concert à Agde, place Jean Jaurès le 15 août 2018
Rémi à la contrebasse et chant et Guillaume à la batterie, des Spunyboys en concert à Agde, place Jean Jaurès le 15 août 2018, France
Guillaume à la batterie, des Spunyboys en concert à Agde, place Jean Jaurès le 15 août 2018, France
Rémi à la contrebasse et chant des Spunyboys Eddie à la guitare des Spunyboys en concert à Agde, place Jean Jaurès le 15 août 2018, France
Remi à la contrebasse, Eddie à la guitare et Guillaume à la batterie des Spunyboys en concert à Agde, place Jean Jaurès le 15 août 2018, France
Rémi à la contrebasse et Eddie à la guitare des Spunyboys en concert à Agde, place Jean Jaurès le 15 août 2018, France

Rémi à la contrebasse et chant des Spunyboys en concert à Agde, place Jean Jaurès le 15 août 2018, France

Guillaume à la batterie, des Spunyboys en concert à Agde, place Jean Jaurès le 15 août 2018, France
Guillaume, Remi (C) et Eddie des Spunyboys en concert à Agde, place Jean Jaurès le 15 août 2018, France