a first edition on the theme of water

Back to basics, this is the name of this very first edition of Thionville on the nature side which will take place, among other places, in the park of the Château de Volkrange from June 3 to 8. A new revisited and enlarged version of the gardens of Napoleon “who lived”, underlines Patricia Renaux, deputy mayor of Thionville in charge of ecological transition and the living environment. “We needed to renew ourselves to attract other audiences” New name, new formula and new ambitions for this event which will stretch over six days and will offer a program suitable for everyone, including schoolchildren. “Each edition will have a different theme and location. This year, we chose the Volkrange estate following the requalification and renaturation of the water course, hence its name: back to the sources. From Friday, the park of the castle will be the scene of many activities: planetarium, discovery of the pond, stroll at dusk or stargazing with the participation of the astronomy section La Grande Ourse and the association Les Pieds sur terre.

The Lock Bridge open to the public on Sunday

Saturday and Sunday, many exhibitors and associations will offer activities related to the journey of water: barefoot course, educational and creative workshops, observation of aquatic fauna and flora, games, competitions, mini-farm, initiation arboriculture, visit to the planetarium, sale of local products, music, hiking with the Club Vosgien (7 km) and introduction to Nordic walking (3 km – poles provided).

At the same time, Puzzle will pay homage to nature with the continuous screening of a documentary film on the decline of bees, an animation around the Botanicula video game and an exhibition – quiz on local fauna with the League for the Protection of Birds (LPO ). Note that the lock bridge – rue des écluses in Thionville – will be exceptionally open to the public on Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and will also host an exhibition on local fauna.

The La Scala cinema will also take part in the event on Monday June 6 with the screening of Finding Nemo (2:30 p.m.) followed by a snack (free on reservation). Tuesday, June 7, a walk in Guentrange with the association Guentrange Patrimoine Avenir will allow walkers to discover the shops and craftsmen of the 20th century. On Wednesday, head to the Route de Manom ​​wastewater treatment plant in Thionville to understand how water is recycled during the day. A walk in Thionville between flowers and bees will also be offered by Apicool (2 p.m.). Throughout the week, dishes based on honey will be served in the partner restaurants, Le Grand Resto, Black-White, Miel et Safran and Les Sommeliers.

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