Saint-Amand-Montrond

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Mayor

Monsieur Thierry VINÇON

Number of inhabitants 11 950
Department Cher
Town Hall 2 Rue Phillibert Audebrand
18200
SAINT-AMAND-MONTROND
Tél. : 02 48 63 83 00
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Saint Amand Montrond, a City and Works of Art

Located exactly in the heart of France, the city of Saint Amand Montrond is one of the prettiest detours in France. Considered a “garden of exception” by the “4 flowers” label, it unveils, on the banks of the Cher, Marmande and Canal du Berry an authentic local, where the art of its artisans and its jewelers have created since 1888 the future of the Road of Works of Art.

 

 

 

 

A pole of excellence for the Works of Art

Categorized “Pole of excellence for the Works of Art”, the town community of The Heart of France develops nowadays an active network of artisans. Jewelers, as well as artists ironworkers, potters, stone carvers, cabinet makers, weavers, glass workers, harness makers, china makers, painters, sculptors, tailors… The network of artisans from the south of the Cher is dense, and rich from a stubborn passion. The new signs “Land of the Works of Art” tread our paths to identify and guide the visitor towards the discovery of the network of artisans.

 

 

A Pyramid for the Works of Arts

All of these talents express themselves inside the City of Gold – Pyramid for the Works of Art that, since 2011, embodies a project of site acting as a relay, a mirror for discovering our territory through the presentation and promotion of local productions and creations and through proposing discovery journeys. The aim is to accompagny :

-        Workshops that need to work together

-        Young creators who want to create new dynamics, a professional high school (Lycée Jean Guéhenno), renowned for the quality of its teaching (it is the first high school in France for this cursus) and the novelty of the projects it leads, especially within the frame of European exchanges.

 

 

The Biennale of the Works of Art and the Exhibition of European Jewellery are the greatest rendez-vous for the Works of Art in Saint Amand Montrond.

 

 

The Workshops of the City

Creators in the Workshops of the City offer training to creation of custom-made jewels, for one day, one week-end, one week. Professionals and creators teach basic techniques in their studio-showroom… An initiation to basic techniques in adequately equipped spaces. For the past year, the School of Bouquet enters the City and offers workshops of floral creation during the afternoon. The themes are always different, but regroup a discovery of the essence and virtues of plants, and creations with flowers, fruits and vegetables of the season.

 

 

The House of Gold

Being both an exhibition gallery and a showcase for the Works of Art, a convention center and a show room, this glass pyramid unveils at its core the House of Gold, a fun and pedagogical museum that tells the whole tale of gold : from the Vein to the Jewel. One can there admire gold at its finest and witness an ingot being casted before visiting the workshops of artists jewelers who are settled in the passageways above.

Saint Amand Montrond is a city with a remarkable patrimony one must discover by night, following the blue lights.

 

Crédits Photos du bandeau :  (c) Stefan VON LAUE