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The centre stages literary events,
concerts and gatherings with European authors
Writer's childhood home
The respected writer Marguerite Yourcenar spent her
summer holidays as a child in this park. The influence of
the Mont-Noir on her works prompted the recent creation here
of an unusual cultural centre.
Marguerite Yourcenar's former home, the Villa Mont-Noir, has
become a museum about her life, and a residence for European
writers to spend a few months drawing inspiration from this
Each summer the park has shows, concerts and literary
gatherings. As you stroll through the park, you can see
musicians and performers such as street theatre groups,
clowns, puppet circuses.
Storytellers in traditional Flemish dress
- part of the summer festival at Mont-Noir
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Location: village of
6km north of Bailleul
Marguerite Yourcenar Museum
Tel: 00 33 3 28 49 08 03
Mont-Noir Départmental Park
Tel: 00 33 3 28 43 83 00
Fax: 00 33 3 28 43 83 05
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