DOMINICAN NUNS AND THE MERRY PRISON
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To discover, a magnificent half-timbered building that once housed a convent of Dominican nuns. Today, temporary exhibitions, particularly of plastic arts, are organised there, as well as a permanent exhibition on the history of Pont-l'Évêque. Conferences and various activities for children also punctuate the news of the Dominican Sisters, who celebrated their 20th anniversary in 2020.
The cultural area is equipped with an art library which allows the greatest number of people to come and borrow (by appointment) contemporary works of art, created by artists such as Jacques Pasquier, Joan Miro, Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Paul Rebeyrolle, Pierre Alechinsky, or Francis Bacon. There are nearly 300 works, enough to change the decoration regularly, and at a lower cost! Also worth seeing is a garden of medicinal plants, reconstituted in memory of the Dominican sisters who used them to cure the ills of the time.
Guests passing through, don't miss the guided tour of the "Joyeuse prison" (on reservation), rue Eugène-Pian, which will give you a pleasant time. In neo-classical style, the Pont-l'Évêque prison was built in 1823 and made history, notably following the arrest of Réné Girier, known as René la Canne, in 1951, following his escape. It must be said that the management of the Pont-l'Évêque prison was not, frankly, rigorous! An astonishing visit to this prison that has remained intact since its closure in 1953.
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In low season: open from Wednesday to Sunday from 2:30pm to 6pm. In high season: every day from 10:30am to 12:30pm and from 2:30pm to 6pm. From April to September, only from Wednesday to Sunday. Free until 15 years old. Adult: €3.50 (student: €1.50). Guided tour of the prison at 11am on the first Saturday of the month, at 11am on Wednesdays and Saturdays during school holidays, and at 11am on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays in summer. Reservation required.
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