The Jeu de Paume at the Château de Tours
Château de Tours

A leading institution for the dissemination of the contemporary image in all its forms, the Jeu de Paume is also committed to the conservation of early photography through donations to the state and archive collections conserved by public and private institutions, both French and foreign.
Keen to promote its collections and to enable as many people as possible to enjoy them, the Jeu de Paume has decided to relocate portions of its collections to the French provinces. To this end, it has joined forces with the Château de Tours, which for around ten years has been presenting a diverse programme, organised by the exhibitions department of the Ville de Tours and embracing all fields of creation, from archaeology to contemporary art in the form of painting, photography and sculpture, among other media.A leading institution for the dissemination of the contemporary image in all its forms, the Jeu de Paume is also committed to the conservation of early photography through donations to the state and archive collections conserved by public and private institutions, both French and foreign.

Since 2010, the Ville de Tours and the Jeu de Paume have been collaborating on exhibitions devoted to historic photography. The aim of this new programme is to raise the profile of the Jeu de Paume’s exhibitions and to generate a new audience in the provinces. It includes monographic and thematic exhibitions devoted to the Nadar studio, Émile Zola, who was also a photographer, André Kertész, amateur photographers from the turn of the 20th century, photographs of the reconstruction of French towns after World War II, photographs taken by Bourdieu during the Algerian War, Jacques Henri Lartigue, Bruno Réquillart, Vivian Maier, Gilles Caron and Nicolás Muller.

Furthermore, with the aim of developing its educational activities, the Ville de Tours, the CCC – Centre de Création Contemporaine de Tours – the Jeu de Paume and the Université François Rabelais are joining forces to assemble a team of qualified lecturers for the exhibitions of the CCC and the Jeu de Paume at the Château de Tours. This four-way partnership is a first in the promotion of the visual arts in Tours.
MA students studying art history at the Université François Rabelais will take part in vocational training, with a diploma at the end of it, supervised by the CCC and the Jeu de Paume. The main aim is to give them the skills required to accompany all sections of the general public and enhance their enjoyment through guided tours of the exhibitions.
As part of the mission to raise the profile and broaden the appeal of the visual arts, from early photography to contemporary art, the educational department of the Jeu de Paume, the CCC’s outreach department and the education department of the Indre-et-Loire are also offering several initiatives aimed at school students and teachers: teacher workshops, teacher information packs and events aimed at a better understanding of images and the visual arts.
Finally, an educational space has been created at the Château de Tours offering activities for teachers and their classes linked to exhibitions. This space is also aimed at young people and leisure centres.


CHÂTEAU DE TOURS
25 avenue André Malraux, 37000 Tours
Tel: 02 47 70 88 46
Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday 2pm to 6pm.
Closed on Monday.

Admission: 4 euros / Concessions: 2 euros

Guided tours for individuals Saturdays at 3pm.
Guided tours for adult groups, associations, schools and young people. Free, Tuesday to Friday by appointment: information and reservations: 02 47 70 88 46 / de@ville-tours.fr