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Le château de Vaurenard : histoire et patrimonialisation

Abstract : This dissertation deals with both the history and the development of Château de Vaurenard, a wine estate located in the Beaujolais region, in the commune of Gleizé. The oldest parts of the castle date from the 12th or 13th century, when the powerful lords of Beaujeu built a hunting lodge. However, Vaurenard was largely built in the 17th century. The estate belongs to the same family since 1672, when it became the Corteille family’s property. Two of its members, for having taken part of the siege of Lyon during the Revolution, died in 1793. Later, the Countess d'Apchier marked the history of the castle by building the chapel, and by housing the Baron de Richemont, who claimed to be the french crown’s heir. Property of the Falcon de Longevialle family at the end of the 19th century, the building was completely refurbished. To address the heritage of Vaurenard, an inventory of current mediations is necessary, as well as an examination of the castle’s cultural environment. It emerges from this study that the enhancement of Vaurenard, which involves a multitude of solutions including wine tourism, visits, or educational workshops, must necessarily include two elements that have not been exploited at Vaurenard to date and which represents its specific characteristics. The first of these elements is the chapel. Built in 1846, it was decorated in the neo-gothic style by renowned local artists, such as J. H. Fabisch, who carved the tympanum and the high altar. The second element, Vaurenard's real identity, is its documentary collection: the archival fonds is made up of family archives, the oldest dating back to the 12th century. An important work of classification was carried out around 1900, and the documents are grouped together in one hundred and fifty boxes. The medieval part of the documentary collection, i.e. about half of the archives, has not yet been catalogued.
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Franck Segretain. Le château de Vaurenard : histoire et patrimonialisation. Sciences de l'Homme et Société. 2020. ⟨dumas-03166596⟩



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