The Château de Belcastel is not only a historical landmark and architectural miracle– it is also the home of several art galleries. Browse our featured and general exhibitions below to discover what awaits you at the castle this season.
Cirque de Nuit (Night Circus)
Contemporary surrealists Anne Bachelier, Nicoletta Ceccoli, and Daniel Merriam contribute new work for this exhibition, on view 1 April through 12 November.
Christian Baptiste, Photographs
This is the first exhibition of the works of Christian Baptiste, a photographer from the Aveyron. "Evasions Bucoliques (Beautiful Escapades)" combines the nature and beauty of the region.
(Available from April 15th, 2017)
"La Dame à la Fenêtre (The Lady at the window)" by WOODnLeG artists Darren Le Gallo and Chandler Wood. This 14-meter mural was created custom for the Prison Gallery of the castle. The sprawling canvas was a collaborative effort between the two American artists, who will travel to Belcastel for a reception on July 21 and 23, 2017.
(Available from April 1st, 2017)
- 7:00h-19:00h - a champagne reception with WOODnLeG at the chateau, by invitation
- 19:00h-23:00h - a dinner market in the village with regional specialities
- A special discounted price for the visit of the castle for the weekend (save 2.50E)
- 16:00h-18:00h - a public reception with WOODnLeG for visitors of the chateau
- 19:00h-21:00h - a special dinner served in the village, with local food. - Tickets
- 22:00h-23:00h - a wonderful fete, with fireworks and music, in front of the chateau
Collection of suits of armor from the XV, XVI and XVII centuries
New in 2017 : Come and discover the unique copy of FRANCIS II of FRANCE, Prince ofFrance, son of Henri II, XVIth century and its multiple tiny details engraved on it.
The Art of Anne Bachelier, 2017
Anne Bachelier was born in 1949 in Louvigne du Desert, France. She attended the Ecole des Beaux Arts, La Seyne-Sur-Mer between 1966 and 1970. Bachelier’s art can be seen in museums and private collections throughout Europe and North America. She is widely accepted as a master of line, detail and profundity. Metamorphosis, transition, and evolution provide the common threads of the art of Anne Bachelier. She captivates her audience with compelling, highly imaginative images that are distinct, unique, inventive, and immediately recognizable. Her metaphysical, dream-like fantasies evoke feelings of power, peace, and protection. Bachelier’s unique “other” world, untouched by time or place, reminds the viewer of the eternal dance of transformation and regeneration.
The Art of WoodnLeG, 2017:
WOODnLeG are the artists Darren Le Gallo and Chandler Wood. Working across painting, drawing, collage, mural, and graphic novel, WOODnLeG encourage each other to experiment together in theme and medium unfamiliar to their respective comfort zones. Chandler Wood is a film and commercial storyboard and concept artist, and cartoonist. Darren Le Gallo is a writer, director, and painter, and is currently producing his first film. WOODnLeG are wrapping up their first graphic novel, Tonight There's Gonna Be A Jailbreak. Based in Los Angeles.