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Easter egg hunt at the Recyclerie, in Paris, in 2021.

Riddles to find eggs among the flowers in Noirlac, inspiring animals to decorate chocolates in Saint-Emilion, winning tickets in Saint-Germain-en-Laye and, everywhere, gourmet moments… You never leave empty-handed. an egg hunt.

In Noirlac, riddles in a Cistercian abbey

Children in the cloister of Noirlac Abbey (Cher).

In Bruère-Allichamps, the Cistercian abbey of Noirlac has been established for more than nine centuries on a hill on the banks of the Cher. Confiscated in 1791, the abbey then had a tumultuous history until its complete restoration by the department of Cher, completed in the 1980s, before becoming a cultural center. Since this spring, you can discover the latest creation of the landscape architect Gilles Clément who has just completely redeveloped the landscaped areas, bringing together the architectural rigor of the monument with the nature that surrounds it.

Gilles Clément has created a new axis, “a stretched perspective between the hill and the bocage”, he says, but also a garden of changing roses and a brand new garden for the cloister, designed around medicinal plants and condiments. It is in this magnificent setting that, on Sunday 17 and Monday 18 April, visitors will be invited to follow a route punctuated with riddles that will help them find the eggs within the walls of the abbey itself.

Adult €4.50 or €7, free for children under 12.

In Paris, tutorials at the Recyclerie

Easter egg hunt at the Recyclerie, in Paris, in 2021.

Much more than an egg hunt, it is to a real Easter fair that the Recyclerie invites from Saturday April 16 to Monday April 18, a third place installed in a former station of the small belt, Porte de Clignancourt, in Paris, since 2014. Both an urban farm – with an edible forest, collective vegetable garden, honey-bearing meadow, beehives and chicken coop –, organic café-restaurant and repair or DIY workshop for “recyclers”, this place is a delight for little townspeople.

For Easter, the chocolate egg hunt for 2 to 10 year olds will take place between the first spring flowers and the quays of the small belt, on Sunday and Monday at 3 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. But there will also be Easter brunches, colouring, cooking or biodiversity discovery workshops, and tutorials to teach children how to build a bird feeder or practice zero waste at snack time.

Six egg hunts in two days. Mandatory reservation.

In Saint-Emilion, grand cru chocolates

Château Troplong Mondot, in Saint-Emilion (Gironde).

At Château Troplong Mondot, we produce a very famous Premier Grand Cru Classé of Saint-Emilion, but not only. From the top of its hill, the castle embraces the surrounding hills, the valley and then the village of Saint-Emilion in a landscape where the vines are supplemented by groves, low walls and paths that invite you to stroll.

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