Alongside the river Allier, basking in the gentle colours of the town’s bricks and pink sandstone, take the time to enjoy the special atmosphere to be found here. In the lovely and little town of Moulins, you can find a very nice museum dedicated to Textile Art : the Centre National du Costume de Scène.
You should not be missed it. Indeed, the museum gathers a prestigious collection of 10,000 costumes and stage decorations. Furthermore, a series of exquisite temporary exhibits are housed regularly in the former cavalry barracks (from the 18th century) in the Villars district. This historical monument is really worth to be seen.
The town is proud to present its renowned creativity which has survived the centuries from the days of the Dukes of Bourbon down to the present day. Each year, the place welcomes more than 70,000 visitors and it even attracts famous fashion designers willing to get a bit more inspiration. The colors and the different wardrobes are a good way for everyone to look at life with spark.
In this classified historical monument we can rediscover a few of the most beautiful displays from past exhibits. There is also a permanent year-round exhibit dedicated to the star dancer R.
Summertime is certainly a perfect time to see the special exhibition which honours the famous English playwright William Shakespeare (from 14 june to 4th of January 2015), so hurry up !
Moulins is also very renowned for its white wine (St-Pourçain), so what about experiencing the different arts at the same time ?
CENTRE NATIONAL DU COSTUME DE SCÈNE ET DE LA SCÉNOGRAPHIE
Route de Montilly
Tel. : 04 70 20 76 20