The Musée de la Pente association is offering the third edition of the Rencontres Combloranes on the weekend of June 22 and 23, 2024. The originality of this festival is to offer the unusual marriage of the mountains and the sea through women and men who live in and shape often hostile environments, through round tables, debates and screenings.

The idea is to bring Savoyards and Bretons together around common stories as part of the twinning between Combloux and Concarneau.

Edition 2024: Refuges, by mountains and seas

The 2024 Meetings focus on the theme: “ REFUGES by mountains and seas. The common thread of this edition is to show that refuges are very present in hostile environments such as the Breton and Savoyard territories and that they are also diverse in their functions, offering shelter to bodies but also to souls...

Drawing by Nono for the 2024 Combloranes Meetings

Event program

Saturday June 22

  • 10:00 a.m.: Ferme à Isidore: conversation between Éric Bouvet, senior photographer reporter, and Brigitte Patient journalist (a great voice from France Inter, today author of the podcast “Ecooutez voir”)
  • 11:00 a.m.: “From refusal to refuge, from the maquis of Saint-Marcel to the Glières plateau”. How are the Breton and mountain maquis refuges for resistance fighters and for the resistance? With Christian Bougeard (professor emeritus of contemporary history at the University of Brest) and Mickaël Trombert (associate professor of history). Moderator: Jean-Pierre Roux
  • 14:00 p.m.: “Refuge: the artists’ vision”. These personalities will evoke their representations of the refuge through their graphic, literary and photographic works. With Briac (author of Breton Comic Strips), Hervé Bellec (Breton writer), Éric Bouvet (great reporter photographer) and Marc Courtieu (doctor of literature). Moderator: Jean-Henri Caul-Futy
  • 16:00 p.m.: “From the island of Sein to the Aiguille du Goûter: lighthouses and refuges”. An incredible encounter between two worlds that are both hostile and protective, as well as the men who bring them to life. With Serge Coatmeur (last lighthouse keeper at sea) and Guy Bochatay (former keeper of the Goûter refuge). Moderator: Aurélien Astre
  • 18:00 p.m.: Screening: “The new Goûter refuge” A document which tells us about the exceptional construction of this extraordinary refuge on an exceptional site. A film by Bernard Germain. Presentation by Christophe De Laage (Chamonix), designer architect of the new Goûter refuge and Bruno Cart (Cordon), carpenter who participated in the construction project. Moderator: Michel Ménoni

Sunday, June 23

  • 11:00 a.m.: “UNESCO: a refuge for heritage? » Everyone agrees, we must preserve our heritage, both tangible and intangible; this is one of the missions of UNESCO. We will see how this global organization can help the preservation of the “parish enclosures” of northern Finistère and that of Mont-Blanc in our valley. With: Morgane Le Baquer (heritage project manager and mediation of the CIAP of Guimiliau) and Claude Gardien (journalist, high mountain guide, photographer and former editor-in-chief of Vertical magazine). Moderator: François Gond
  • 14:00 p.m.: “Social shelters”: There are shelters which are not intended to protect against bad weather. The “sailor's shelters” in Finistère protected sailors from storms, of course, but also from ignorance, alcohol and poverty. The sanatoriums of the Plateau d'Assy welcomed men and women facing illness and death. With Anne Forer (cardiologist, doctoral student in history, author of several works on the work of Jacques de Thézac on "sailor shelters") and François Tobé (former doctor director of the Sancellemoz rehabilitation center, former Plateau d' sanatorial Assy). Moderator: Michel Moriceau
  • 16:00 p.m.: “Spiritual refuges”: Abbeys have always been refuges, for pilgrims, but not only… Our two specialists will discuss this theme. With Claire Prijac (director of the Releq Abbey in Finistère) and Arnaud Delerce (Doctor in history and operations director of the Château des Rubins de Sallanches). Moderator: Laurence Roux

Practical information for participating in the 3rd Combloranes Meetings

All conferences and screenings are freely accessible.

On the floors of the Tourist Office

Firm. Opens at 14:00 p.m.
49 Passerands Road
74920 Combloux
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