Fine craft

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Métiers d'art - Château de Quintin

The "fine craft" project and its stakes

Our project is to dedicate the entire Vieux-Château and the Archive Tower to the promotion of Fine Craft, through a craft centre dedicated to craftworkers (business incubator, training and meeting place) and a transmission centre for the general public (educational workshops, exhibitions, conferences).

This complex is intended to be an innovative, sustainable and ambitious project, with a regional focus, a place of transmission, at the service of the arts and crafts and the general interest, fully in keeping with the times. The stakes are heritage, economic, cultural and social. This project makes it possible to :

  • Enhancing and safeguarding an architectural heritage
  • Generating economic dynamism for Quintin and the St-Brieuc agglomeration
  • Reinforce tourist and cultural attractiveness in Brittany
  • Creating a vector of social ties and a breeding ground for jobs

The Archive Tower within this project

As far as the Archive Tower is concerned, its reopening to the public would make it possible to integrate it into the project for a centre for fine crafts and to bring it closer to its vocation of the last 250 years: the conservation and transmission of archives.

In this respect, several projects can be envisaged. The Tower could accommodate :

  • a workshop for a craftsman: workshop related to the book or paper trades (bookbinding, restoration of books or engravings, illuminations, calligraphy …)
  • an archival digitization workshop
  • a specialised bookshop/library, with a space dedicated to reading and/or discovering the book trade.

The restoration of the Archive Tower and the ramparts is also a major challenge for the city: it will provide a better understanding of the old medieval city and offer a new route for walking and discovery, notably via the creation of a lane along the ramparts, a subject currently being discussed with the Quintin town council.

The analysis of the Chaillot School in particular has made it possible to rediscover all the interest and centrality of these major architectural elements.

Remonter

Réouverture du château le dimanche 21 juin 2020

Nous sommes très heureux de vous réouvrir enfin nos portes. Du 21 au 30 juin, une visite guidée des intérieurs meublés et de l’exposition des arts de la table, tous les jours à 14h30 et à 16h30 (à partir du 1er juillet, de 10h30 à 12h30 et de 14h30 à 18h30).

Pour respecter les règles sanitaires actuelles, les visites sont limitées à 10 personnes : nous vous conseillons donc de réserver en ligne dans la rubrique infos pratiques. Jusqu’à nouvel ordre le port du masque reste obligatoire pendant la visite en intérieur.

Tout est en place pour vous accueillir en toute sécurité : sens de circulation, affichage de rappel des gestes barrières, mise à disposition de gel hydroalcoolique, aménagement du parcours de visite avec sens de circulation, évolution de nos offres d’animation adaptées à la situation… Nous vous attendons !

Covid19

Following the latest measures announced by the government, the Château de Quintin is exceptionally closed to visitors until further notice.