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Les anneaux de la memoire pour Haiti

Evening sponsored by

Jean-Marc Ayrault, president of the Mission for the memory of slavery
Johanna Rolland, mayor of Nantes, president of Nantes Métropole


A gastronomic evening signed

Jean - Yves Gueho et Vincent Guerlais

Auction of works of art with

Montesquieu Gallery


The Salons of Nantilus, Island of Nantes

The association Les Anneaux de la Mémoire invites you to a gastronomic, generous and artistic evening for Haiti

Support a cultural and environmental project

It is a historical and environmental project that mobilizes us with our Haitian partners: the renovation of an exceptional archaeological site and the reforestation of its surroundings. To ensure its success, we are inviting the people of Nantes and their friends to a great generous and gastronomic evening, since the great chefs of Nantes,  Jean-Yves Guého , starred creator of the Atlantide restaurant, and the famous gourmet pastry chef Vincent  Guerlais , takes care of the menu and its preparation. They offer their know-how and their art combined with the excellence of Maison Hebel : they are the first volunteers for this generous and convivial evening. 

The law encourages this generosity, since the Anneaux de la Mémoire association has long been declared of general interest and donations allowing participation in this evening will be deductible up to two-thirds of income tax._cc781905- 5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_

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Residence Dion - 2017

An evening in an exceptional setting

Maison Hebel welcomes us to the Nantilus salons, on the banks of the Loire. An exceptional setting for this evening which highlights our links with the other side of the Atlantic.



Jean-Yves Guého and Vincent Guerlais

Nantilus lounges

A sale of works of art at auction - 8 p.m.

The Nantes art gallery Montesquieu and its director Lydia Natiez are associated with this evening of generosity through the sale of artistic works for the benefit of this action in Haiti. About 30 works will be offered for sale, by artists from the Region. 

Several painters, sculptors and visual artists will be present with their works: Eric CABANAS, Claude FRANCHETEAU, CAPTON, Omer AMBLAS, Roman PRONIAEV, Izabeau JOUSSE, Martin CROUST, IZA, and Inès CASTILLA. Among the sculptors, we will note  Francine TOULEMONDE and Jean Louis TOULEMONDE (known as LANOUI), Sophie MARTIN, Hélène JOUSSE, Gérard VOISIN.

The auction will be handled by the auctioneer Me Veyrac Henri.

The works presented will be those sold on the evening of the sale in the order presented.

Possibility of bidding on the internet via Interenchers-Live

Possibility of bidding by "firm order": the auctioneer or his assistants bid on your behalf, up to a certain amount that you define, and up to the amount of other auctions. 

The sale is made without additional costs. 

Contact: Me Veyrac, 02 40 89 24 44

The auction is accessible without reservation of the gourmet dinner.

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Capton / Izabeau Jousse / Omer Amblas

Enhance, reforest, train and exchange


For many years, the association has forged privileged ties with Haiti through numerous common and concrete projects in the cultural, environmental, heritage and memorial fields. Since 2015, the association has been working with the Haitian Tourist Association (ATH) and the Institute for the Protection of Haitian National Heritage (ISPAN) to develop an ambitious project to rehabilitate a former slave coffee plantation. The Dion habitation is an exceptional archaeological site of major interest. More than a heritage to  renovate, this site will become an open and dynamic space, a place of exchange and interpretation so that history continues to enlighten us about our contemporary world._cc781905-5cde -3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_

Your support for an international project

Residence Dion - 2017

The objective of this project in Haiti is to promote a sustainable economy in this isolated territory by:
the construction of an interpretation center on the history (and memory) of Haiti, particularly in connection with the Loire territories and the port of Nantes.

- reforestation and replanting of coffee.   The area once hosted plantations, it is now desert, which has a strong impact on fauna, flora and biodiversity. The objective is to reforest this once lush mountainous territory in order to reintroduce biodiversity. The development of food crops and coffee are also a way to reintroduce a local and sustainable economy on the territory by creating employment and income for the populations. 

- the training of local populations in history, the preservation of heritage and its promotion.

These ruins, the most beautiful and most complete found to date, are at the top of the Matheux range. This magnificent house is part of an area classified in 2015 as a National Historical Park, under the high protection of the Ministries of Tourism, Culture and the Environment. The Habitation Dion is an exceptional example of a colonial coffee house in Santo Domingo and an extremely rare witness to what slavery was like in these plantations located far from the city.

OUR PARTNER: The tourist association of Haiti 
The ATH is an independent and local structure composed of cultural actors and private economic operators contributing to the development of the country. Created in 1951, recognized as a public utility, this partnership is long-lasting, effective and dynamic. Other projects have been carried out with them since 2010.

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What will my donation be used for? 
The sums collected will finance the preparatory and support work for the Rings of Memory - historical and documentary research - and will finance the purchase of seeds for the realization of this project.  
Your donation is dedicated to 2 priority areas in 2019:
-  Delivery of drinking water to the site. Reconstruction of water cisterns for the local populations and for the needs of the place.
-  Support for reforestation and the reintroduction of coffee in the territory in order to introduce local, sustainable and fair agriculture. Development of an economic activity for the benefit of local populations. 

Can I benefit from a counterpart?
Yes, this consideration is double. Your donation is tax-exempt up to 66% of income tax (tax credit valid for 5 years) and you enjoy a tasty dinner enjoyed during a convivial evening. 

How to follow the project?
We will inform you in a privileged way of the implementation of the actions and the progress of the projects by e-mail and postal mail.

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Useful information

Cost of the gastronomic evening: 170 €
Cost after tax deduction of 66% (Art. 200 CGI): €58

How to book?
Reservation by phone with the Rings of Memory at 
Online on the association's website in the box opposite.
Secure payment via the website or by check to the address of the Anneaux de la Mémoire headquarters,

18 rue Scribe, 44000 Nantes (check payable to Anneaux de la Mémoire).

Who to contact?
For any questions, do not hesitate to contact the association at or by email at
Contact: Barbara Chiron, association project manager.

Where is the party taking place?
The evening takes place in the Salon du Nantilus near the naves of the island of Nantes, in an exceptional setting on the banks of the Loire.
Address: 30 Quai François Mitterrand in Nantes
Nearby car parks
Tram line 1, Chantier naval stop.


Unfolding of the evening

19: Home

7:30 p.m.: Aperitif cocktail
8:00 p.m.: Auction of works

9 p.m.: Dinner

The auction is accessible without reservation of the gourmet dinner.

The Rings of Memory for Haiti
The Rings of Memory for Haiti
Mar 14, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:30 PM
The Nantilus Salons,
30 Quai Francois Mitterrand, 44200 Nantes, France

Thank you for your support

This initiative is supported by the Pays de la Loire Region, the City of Nantes, the Maison Hebel, the Montesquieu art gallery.

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