The Grand Atelier Express

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L’Express du Grand Atelier ©Amélie R Phorgraphie - Pomme Verte
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Ready to board the Express Châtellerault Paris ? Would you like to discover the trades and other know-how of the Belle Epoque? So follow Jessica who tells us about her journey through time thanks to this activity belonging to the brand's network " Expériences Famille ».

Last call, immediate boarding!

This morning I took my children to the Grand Workshop à Chatellerault to test a very special activity: we will go back in time ! For this, the museum has reserved special places for us in its Express Châtellerault-Paris. Ahead, the start is given and take us relive the period from the 1890s to the 1970s. We are not at the end of our surprises: the captain tells us that during our journey several tests will be placed on our route.

So nobody stays on the quay and we are immediately put in the mood by playing the stars at the Black Cat Cabaret, great Parisian cabaret of the time.

We must animate statuettes like Chinese shadows to move on to the next test and replay a classic on the piano. Luckily, my little budding artists are taking up this first challenge with flying colors!

Who will reach the end of the course first?

Between discoveries and fun, the Grand Atelier, museum of art and industry in Châtellerault, is really worth the detour! The next test now bars our way: one of us must be guided by the others through a course of skill to be carried out blindfolded. The children seem sure of themselves and accomplices, it is of course me who puts on the blindfold and walks hand in hand with them. They ofviennent my eyes for a few minutes, and that requires a few bursts of laughter. Yes, it’s not easy to find your way around when you can’t see anything…

They take me as best they can to the end of the track and we can continue with the rest.

L’Express du Grand Atelier©Amélie R Phorgraphie – Pomme Verte

With all these stops, our head is spinning! But we do not lose the North for all that! And it is with always the same concentration that we solve the puzzles, let's pass the skill courses and go back little by little to our time. What adventures together!

The stops follow one another and are not alike ! They make us discover all the spaces of the museum. From artists we go to mechanics, designers or even manuchiers! And if you don't know what it is, don't worry, we also didn't know it before doing the related puzzles!

We learned a lot about the past with this activity and I think that we will send our relatives to do it too. A great time for all four to relearn how to trust each other, to laugh and quite simply to live!

If, like Jessica and her loved ones, you love these moments of challenge all together, find other suggestions for activities and experiences with the Expériences Famille or the game of geocaching Tèrra Aventura. Also remember to consult accommodation near Châtellerault.

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