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Sunday 17 September 2023, 10:00Passed
Conditions
Users take their own souvenir photos. Thanks to them for handling the moving parts (faces) with great care.
September 2023
Sunday 17
10:00 - 18:00

Église Notre-Dame d'Aubenton 02500 Aubenton

0 Place de l'Église 02500 Aubenton
  • Aisne
  • Hauts-de-France

Postcard: your arrival with your family (and by train) in Aubenton station

On a life-size panel, replace the faces of the members of this family with yours, and keep the photographic memory of your arrival by train in Aubenton station ... at the end of the 19th century.
Sunday 17 September 2023, 10:00Passed
Conditions
Users take their own souvenir photos. Thanks to them for handling the moving parts (faces) with great care.
Giik SAS - Jérome Fontesse

Since 1 January 1952, the SNCF has stopped passenger traffic at the Aubenton station. And this building, which belongs to him, now presents the sinister allure of abandonment...
We suggest you to go back in time, if not on the train, by replacing the charming faces of this family of the late 19th century by yours, and to keep the memory of your arrival on the platform of the station, with all your luggage. Wait: the carriage of the Hotel du Lion d'Or, run by Jules Mermoz, Jean’s father, will soon take you to the centre of the town to settle down and rest from the fatigue of the journey.
As was common practice at the time, photographs are often presented in postcard format, with more or less wide distribution. It bears a stamp dated 1920, thus used much later than the original shot.
The installation takes place not near the remains of the station, but on the Church Square, very close to the old Hotel du Lion d'Or, where the future glory of the French Wings was born in 1901.
The photographic montage was made by the graphic design company Giik, based in Saint-Michel en Thiérache.

Types d'événement
Animation Jeune public
Thème 2022
Patrimoine durable
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About the location

Église Notre-Dame d'Aubenton 02500 Aubenton
0 Place de l'Église 02500 Aubenton
  • Aisne
  • Hauts-de-France
Dominating the landscape, an unmissable landmark, the bell tower of Notre-Dame d'Aubenton Church has a very slender octagonal spire, which dates from 1784, while the original form was simply pyramidal. The church itself was built between 1044 and the first half of the 12th century and particularly suffered from the events of war, burned during the sieges of 1340 and 1521\. The most important restorations date back to 1553 and 1812, 1883 and 1984 ... then finally in 2010-2013, with a complete overhaul of the structure and roof of the spire. An impressive structure that is well worth, on a local scale, that of the "forest" of Notre-Dame de Paris. The visit will take place in small groups, with waiting at the foot of the building. The bell tower houses 4 bells that ring the hours and the half hours, the angelus at 8h, noon and 19h...
Tags
Monument historique, Édifice religieux
Access
The access takes place by spiral staircase whose steps are relatively high, so tiring: it is recommended to be in perfect health.
Bernard Gréhant