• Château La Coste
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Château La Coste
on: December 09, 2018, 11:43:26
A generous portion of our Autumn travels is centered around what we like to do.
And last Autumn we visited the Château La Coste. Maybe you're tempted to loosely translate Château to Castle, but in France it includes the whole area that belongs to the castle too.

This La Coste is bought by someone from Ireland. The owner exhibits art, and with an accent on art that is too large (in size) for normal museums.

There's Ai WeiWei, Tadao Ando.
But also Michael Stipe (Foxes 2010) and - the main reason we were keen on visiting - the large objects by an Ireland based artist who calls himself GUGGI. Gigantic eggshells with the most beautiful finish. Wonder how he found an oven large enough for one half egg.

We spend the entire day there, and are planning to go again next autumn.

2750 Route de la Cride
13610 Le Puy Sainte Reparde

open 10-19 en été
open 10-17 en hiver
and what to expect in Spring and Autumn is a big mystery. As things should be in France.

Eating (of course, you're in France) there + eco since 2009 wine from the chateau, is possible.
Veggies, bring your own food (of course, you're in France).

But apart from all this: No Centre Pompidou or Guggenheim can compete with this.
Would I detour a 150 kms for a visit? You bet.

Kind regards, Gus


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Re: Château La Coste
Reply #1 on: December 09, 2018, 12:59:42
Very cool looking place, Gus. I watched the video on their website. Lots of fantastic outdoor spaces with amazing art pieces.

We have a similar place here in New Jersey called Grounds For Sculpture. Hope you don't mind me sharing that here as well:


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Re: Château La Coste
Reply #2 on: December 09, 2018, 15:22:45
No, not at all @Leonard Scaper . I'm only glad that other people enjoy things other than our normal playground.
It looks like a terrific place this Grounds for Sculpture.

Thanks for posting!
Kind regards, Gus


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Re: Château La Coste
Reply #3 on: December 09, 2018, 16:06:56
hi @LePlongeur .....(and @Leonard Scaper) have you been to this place in Antwerpen in Belgium....

http://imusea.nl/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=371:beeldentuin-middelheim&catid=10&Itemid=116

and of course..this place with sculptures  in the netherlands (and paintings inside)

https://krollermuller.nl/beeldentuin

both places are pretty good but crowded with people
me, myself, and Pie


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Re: Château La Coste
Reply #4 on: December 09, 2018, 19:49:10
hi @LePlongeur .....(and @Leonard Scaper) have you been to this place in Antwerpen in Belgium....

http://imusea.nl/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=371:beeldentuin-middelheim&catid=10&Itemid=116

and of course..this place with sculptures  in the netherlands (and paintings inside)

https://krollermuller.nl/beeldentuin

both places are pretty good but crowded with people

I'm a regular at Kroller's. But you nail down the fact that I'm not the only one. It's far too crowded to fully enjoy what I came for.
The Belgium one I've been to only once. Maybe a good idea to go again. Thanks!!!
Vriendelijke groet, Gus