Mon paysan bien-aimé

Help us support the farmers and the artisans of our regions! A boisterous day of meetings and connections with nature and nature lovers.

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Mon paysan bien-aimé

<p dir="ltr"> On Saturday, October 12th, we invite nature and taste lovers for a boisterous day  at the Château de la Bourdaisière, in the heart of the Cher and the Loire valleys. You  will enjoy sparkling meetings with the artisans and the farmers who create the wealth of this “terroir”.</p> <p dir="ltr">  </p> <p dir="ltr"> This event is organized by NaturePoint, a non-profit association which seeks to offer inspiration from the world’s most inspired artisans and farmers. NaturePoint is also a community of people passionate about engaging with ideas and each other to design a greater food world.</p> <p dir="ltr">  </p> <p dir="ltr"> <img alt="130424_montlouis_sur_loire_la_bourdaisiere_castle_iphone_yannick_migotto_03" src=""></p> <p dir="ltr">  </p> <p dir="ltr">  </p> <p dir="ltr"> <strong>Connections with nature and our nature, deep in the country</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">  </p> <p dir="ltr"> On October 12th, fill up with energy in the vegetable garden, tomato conservatory, and park of the<strong> Château de la Bourdaisière</strong>, located between Tours and Amboise, in the heart of France! The greatest farmers and artisans from the Cher and the Loire valleys will share their stories and delicacies with visitors. Farmers and artisans from Béarn and Pays basque will also join, to create fruitful talks between valleys!</p> <p dir="ltr"> At a time when the tastiest tomatoes ripen in the kitchen gardens and grape harvesting takes place on the hills, the Château and the gardens of Montlouis-sur-Loire will host a <strong>celebration of flavours and conviviality.</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">  </p> <p dir="ltr"> <img alt="110116_france_be_arn_sauveterre_carol_et_jean_franc_ois_gaillard_leica_m9_bp_raw-1002038" src=""></p> <p dir="ltr">  </p> <p dir="ltr">  </p> <p dir="ltr"> <strong>Activities:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">  </p> <p dir="ltr"> <strong>Discover and taste </strong>the greatest local products, and the secrets of their making... Among others: Laurence and Guy Busson are beekeepers, passionate about the wellness of their bees but also great cooks. Anne and Gilles Guellier have been dairy cow farmers over the past 27 years. It’s been 21 years since not a single piece of chemicals entered the stables - and their cows only eat grass from the farm. Thierry Puzelat at Clos du Tue-Boeuf is an artisan in natural wine. He will help you discover the wealth of his soils - from the smoked flavours of flint to the power of limestone.</p> <p dir="ltr">  </p> <p dir="ltr"> <strong>Enjoy the talks </strong>with food producers and journalists, to understand how curious and inspired people are designing the future of our food.</p> <p dir="ltr">  </p> <p dir="ltr"> <strong>Meet </strong>inspiring farmers and artisans (e.g., bakers, butchers), who combine a love for nature with a commitment for excellence in their work.</p> <p dir="ltr">  </p> <p dir="ltr"> <strong>Join our cooking workshops</strong>: chefs and cookbook authors from many venues and culinary traditions will share their passion and know-how. They will show that one doesn’t need to be a chef to turn great seasonal products into a delicious meal. Linh Lê and her vietnamese streetfood, Linda Louis and her tomato preserves, Beena Paradin and her Indian spices, Estérelle Payany and her vegetable desserts...don’t miss them!</p> <p dir="ltr">  </p> <p dir="ltr">  </p> <p> <img alt="130424_montlouis_sur_loire_la_bourdaisiere_castle_iphone_yannick_migotto_25_instagram" src=""></p> <p dir="ltr">  </p> <p dir="ltr"> <strong>When everything is good, one cannot waste anything!</strong> At the end of the day, peels and food waste will be turned into a create culinary improvisation.</p> <p dir="ltr">  </p> <p dir="ltr"> This event will be the official launch of NaturePoint. Save the date...and see you there!</p> <p dir="ltr">  </p> <p dir="ltr"> At evening time, the "<strong>great dinner</strong>" will mark the official launch of NaturePoint in an atypical and exceptional venue. It will be the cornerstone of the experience, the most exclusive moment, the sublimation of the <em>terroir</em> by the talent of our chefs. It will be orchestrated by the Michelin starred chef <strong>Arnaud Daguin</strong>, who will honour the event farmers and artisans. On the menu - best seasonal and regional products and wines from some uncommon winemakers. Around the table, nature's artisans will narrate their life stories to journalists and guests assembled.</p> <p dir="ltr">  </p> <p> <a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="130424_montlouis_sur_loire_la_bourdaisiere_castle_iphone_yannick_migotto_28" src=""></a></p>

Allocation of funds

<p> Allowing the launch of NaturePoint and the realisation of our first activities and meetings day at the Château de la Bourdaisière.</p> <p>  </p> <p> The funds collected will be fully injected into our operating budget in order to allow us to offer you, again and again, rich and high quality programs.</p> <p>  </p> <p> NaturePoint would like to keep it's freedom, and will depend only on funds donated by individuals.</p> <p>  </p> <p> The principal launch expenses are:</p> <p> - NaturePoint's registration taxes</p> <p> - renting the gardens for the weekend</p> <p> - buying ingredients for the great dinner</p> <p> - buying wine bottles from the winemakers</p> <p> - communication fees</p> <p> - renting tents (if it rains), heating (if it is cold)</p> <p> - electrical installations in the castle's gardens</p> <p> - exceptional expenses: gasoline, insurance...</p> <p>  </p> <p> - and above all, boost the energy level of NaturePoint by creating even more events</p> <p>  </p>



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Une entrée à la journée au parc du château + contrepartie précédente


A postcard and an entry ticket to the activities in the castle's gardens + previous reward.


A pizza or a panini with products from the vegetable garden (during the day in the castle) + previous rewards.


Une bouteille de vin du vigneron Frantz Saumon à Montlouis-sur-Loire et une entrée à la journée au parc du château.


A personalized pop-up card by our favorite calligraph, an entry ticket to the activities in the castle's gardens, one packet of tomato seeds (old varietys)


Atelier cueillette, éveil à la nature et cuisine pour toute la famille le samedi 12 octobre au château de la Bourdaisière.


Une entrée à la journée au parc du château, un pot de sauce tomate avec les tomates du potager et un assortiment des miels de la famille Busson à Athée-sur-Cher


An entry ticket to the activities in the castle's gardens, one jar of tomato sauce made with the garden's tomatoes and one dedicated book among: -Les tomates du prince jardinier 650 variétés et leurs recettes, by the Prince Louis Albert de Broglie / -Inde intime et gourmande, by Beena Paradin / -La petite épicerie du fait-maison, by Esterelle Payany


    All of the rewards for 51€ + a well garnished basket of beautiful tomatoes and fines herbes, and one limited edition recipe notebook (15 copies only).


      Une invitation au dîner officiel (créé par le cuisinier Arnaud Daguin) de lancement de NaturePoint au château de la Bourdaisière


        An entry ticket to the activities in the castle's gardens and an invitation to the official launch dinner (created by cuisinier Arnaud Daguin) of NaturePoint at the Château de la Bourdaisière.


          La rencontre avec deux paysans extraordinaires de la Vallée de la Loire sur leurs exploitations, le samedi 12 octobre, et une invitation au dîner officiel (créé par le cuisinier Arnaud Daguin) de lancement de NaturePoint au château de la Bourdaisière


            All of the rewards for 151€ + Spend the night (alone or with your loved one) in one of the rooms of the Château de la Bourdaisière.


              The entire NaturePoint launch weekend at the Château de la Bourdaisiète, including : two nights, alone or with your loved one, in the castle (Friday and Saturday nights), an entry ticket to the activities in the castle's gardens and an invitation for one to the official launch dinner (created by cuisinier Arnaud Daguin), Saturday's breakfast and Sunday's brunch and a book dedicated by the Prince Louis Albert de Broglie.


                The entire NaturePoint launch weekend at the Château de la Bourdaisiète (see 501€), a coffee in Paris or at the château de la Bourdaisière with the Prince Louis Albert de Broglie and a botanical plate made specialy for you by Eric de Tugny !


                One year in the château de la Bourdaisière, breakfasts and lunches included, an petit-déjeuners et déjeuners compris, an invitation to the official NaturePoint launch dinner, where you will be seated in the seat of honnor, to the right of Prince Louis Albert de Broglie.

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