Martine, the literary icon of our childhood, arrives in Paris for a free exhibition.

Published by Audrey de Sortiraparis · Photos by Audrey de Sortiraparis · Published on March 26th, 2024 at 05:00 p.m.
To celebrate her 70th birthday, Martine is honored with a free exhibition, from March 20 to May 9, 2024, at Galerie Gallimard. The beloved icon of our childhood is revealed here through a collection of original plates illustrating her adventures. These drawings, rooted in our collective history, have already captivated millions of young readers around the world.

Nostalgia alert - get ready to embark on an enchanting journey through childhood. From Wednesday, March 20 to Thursday, May 9, 2024, the Galerie Gallimard becomes the setting for a free exhibition featuring the original plates of your favorite heroine: Martine. A tribute orchestrated by Casterman, the proud guardians of this literary treasure, which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year.

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Martine, the cheerful, inquisitive little girl born in 1954 from the imagination of Marcel Marier and Gilbert Delahaye, is much more than just a children's book icon. She embodies the very essence of childhood and innocence in an ever-changing world, offering little readers an example of positivity. Like a faithful friend, she has accompanied many children through the social and cultural changes of our era, depicted in 60 collector's albums.

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Martine's first escapades took place in a world bathed in the optimism of the Trente Glorieuses, an era full of incredible innovations in leisure, transport, domestic life and consumer trends. Then, in the 1970s, she took on more and more initiatives, echoing theemancipation of women that was gaining momentum outside the home. She became a daring young woman, independent and eager to discover new things. Dancing, sailing, cooking, swimming - Martine knows how to do it all, and draws children into her exciting adventures with every turn of the page!

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And what about the 1980s and 1990s? Martine is not afraid to evolve in an increasingly complex world. During this period, nature was omnipresent in her world. Plants, animals, ecosystems: she looked after them with particular care, as did society, increasingly aware of environmental issues.

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But the story doesn't end there! Even today, despite the disappearance of the authors, Martine continues to amaze us. Thanks to new scenarios from Casterman, she's now exploring Paris and its iconic settings (the Louvre, the Opéra, Le Bon Marché...), ready for new adventures!

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There's also an area for youngsters, and a boutique stocked with the famous albums, as well as marinières, stationery and posters .

So, dear young and old alike, don't miss this opportunity to rediscover Martine's timeless charm, by taking a closer look at the original drawings that have captivated millions of readers around the world!

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From March 21th, 2024 to May 9th, 2024

× Approximate opening times: to confirm opening times, please contact the establishment.

    Location

    30 Rue de l'Université
    75007 Paris 7

    Prices
    Free

    Official website
    www.galeriegallimard.com

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