Les Grandes Heures de Sceaux: a sunny program brings the Folies d'Espagne to life

Published by Cécile de Sortiraparis, Graziella de Sortiraparis · Photos by My de Sortiraparis · Published on February 28th, 2024 at 03:01 p.m.
Les Grandes Heures de Sceaux is back for a spring edition, to be discovered from March 22 to 24, 2024. Come and experience the Folies d'Espagne to the rhythm of the music and shows organized for the whole family.

A vast island of nature in the Hauts-de-Seine region, the Domaine départemental de Sceaux is listed as a Historic Monument and attracts many Parisians in search of calm and greenery. More than 180 hectares of parkland, ponds, waterfalls and canals, flowering trees, a château transformed into a museum... The estate has many attractions.

It also attracts visitors with its regular events and rendezvous. Exhibitions, parties, games, walks: audiences of all ages enjoy this varied program all year round. Regular events include the Grandes Heures de Sceaux, a festive cultural event held three times a year.

For each edition, the Domaine de Sceaux offers cultural activities around a theme linked to the era of one of its owners. This event is organized in reference to the festivities organized by the Duchesse du Maine in the 17th century.

From March 22 to 24, 2024, the Domaine de Sceaux goes into summertime, with Les Grandes Heures de Sceaux: les Folies d'Espagne. Several events and shows are planned for the whole family over the weekend. Don't forget to book in advance for the activities that appeal to you!

The program for this new edition of the Grandes Heures de Sceaux :

Friday, March 22
Opening evening "Kingdoms of France and Spain: two crowns for one dynasty"
A ticket purchased for the film screening (see rates) entitles the holder to attend the conference, subject to availability.
The Domaine de Sceaux is organizing this event at Le Trianon cinema, in the town of Sceaux (5 min. walk north of the park).

  • At 6.30pm: Lecture on Philippe V, Duke of Anjou who became King of Spain - by Lucien Bély
    In 1700, it was at the Domaine de Sceaux that Philippe d'Anjou bid farewell to France. Discover his accession to the Spanish throne, the links forged between the courts of Sceaux and Spain, and the plot by which the Duchess of Maine conspired with Philip V to oust Philippe d'Orléans in favor of her husband.
    Cinéma Le Trianon - conference room
    Running time 1h30

  • At 8:30pm: screening of the film L'Échange des princesses
    Ages 11 and up
    In 1721, Louis XV is 11 years old. He is about to become king, and an exchange of princesses would consolidate peace with Spain, after years of war that have left both kingdoms bloodless. Philippe d'Orléans, regent of France, decided to marry his twelve-year-old daughter, Mlle de Montpensier, to the heir to the Spanish throne, and Louis XV to the Infanta of Spain, Anna-Maria-Victoria, who was only four years old. But the precipitous entry of these four children into the court of the Greats, sacrificed on the altar of the games of power, will get the better of their insouciance...
    Cinéma Le Trinaon - projection room
    Running time 1h40
    Prices: full 7€ / reduced 6€ / subscribers to the cinema Le Trianon, students and 16-25 year olds 5€ / - 16 year olds, disability card holders and their companions 4€.

Saturday March 23
Flamenco evening "Nuit flamenco. Act II", flamenco music and dance show

  • 8:30pm: Flamenco is a living art form in constant evolution!
    Renowned Andalusian dancer and choreographer Rubén Molina takes you on a passionate night, where the torments of the soul mingle with the taste for celebration. He revisits the great classics, as well as rarer creations, in the light of intense dramaturgy and fiery choreography. A powerful, aesthetic show of impressive mastery.
    In the Orangerie
    Running time 1h10
    Price: full €16 / reduced €12 / under 18s €6

Sunday, March 24
Workshop for young audiences and concerts

  • Plastic arts workshop
    At 10am: workshop for families and young audiences
    From age 7
    Using Diego Velasquez's legendary portraits as a starting point, you'll create relief collages inspired by the grand dresses worn by two Spanish infantes: Margarita of Spain, with her magnificent blond hair, and Maria Theresa, future wife of Louis XIV.
    At the Anciennes Écuries
    Duration 2h
    Price: full €5 / reduced €3
  • Concerts
    • 11am: voice and piano recital
      Singer Emmanuelle Monier (mezzo-soprano) and pianist Isabelle Poulain invite you to discover several Spanish composers: Enrique Granados, Joaquín Turina, Manuel de Falla, Frederico Mompou and Fernando Obradors.
      Grand Salon du Château
      Duration 1h
      Booking recommended
      Price: full €10 / reduced €7 / under 18 €6

    • 3pm, 4pm and 5pm: mini-concerts for transverse flute and guitar
      Flautist Franck Masquelier and guitarist Pascal Pascaly offer several performances of Spanish classical music. The virtuoso, passionate tunes, with their spellbinding rhythms, are inspired by Spanish folklore and dances, which have influenced composers such as Isaac Albéniz, Enrique Granados, Francisco Tárrega and Maurice Ravel.
      At the Château
      Duration 15-20 minutes
      Without reservation
      Price: included in museum admission.

A promising program!

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From March 22th, 2024 to March 24th, 2024



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