Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Les Caves Pommery


That Easter week-end we went to Reims took a tour of Madame Pommery's 'cave,' . The Maison Pommery was found in 1836 by Narcisse Greno. Twenty years later, Monsieur Pommery, who was a successful business man, joined. Monsieur Pommery was married to an incredibly glamorous woman called Jeanne-Alexandrine Louise, who took over the company 1858 after the sudden death her husband.
She was an art collector with great taste. Louise constructed the domain which has been completed in 1888 and included several sculptural art works. Until today the cave hosts contemporary exhibitions and installations in memory and honor of une grande dame.


And now the reason why I am actually posting about this: