Inside Château de Haroué
Conversation with Princess Minnie de Beauvau-Craon and Victoria Botana de Beauvau-Craon
Free for FIAF Members!
Thursday, October 14, 2021
Live from the Château • In French
Join us for a virtual conversation with Princess Minnie de Beauvau-Craon and Victoria Botana de Beauvau-Craon, author of Château de Haroué: The Home of the Princes de Beauvau-Craon.
Moderated by journalist JC Agid, the conversation will be streamed live from the Château de Haroué in the Lorraine region of northeastern France, an unrivaled treasure of Gallic culture and heritage.
Princess Minnie de Beauvau-Craon and her daughter, Victoria Botana de Beauvau-Craon, who now own the castle that their ancestors built in the 18th century, will invite you to discover the castle’s architectural splendor and exquisite art collections. They will discuss their efforts to keep the castle’s legacy alive through cultural events that serve to share this unique monument with the public.
Event attendees will have the chance to improve their vocabulary during this French-language event with a list of architectural terms that will be provided before the talk.
Princess Minnie de Beauvau-Craon
Princess Minnie de Beauvau-Craon was born on November 6, 1953 in Boulogne-Billancourt. She inherited the Château de Haroué in November 1982 from her father, Marc de Beauvau.
Under Minnie’s direction, the castle has not only been home to her family, but also a site of great cultural significance. Wanting to both attract visitors to this historic location and to infuse the grounds with more energy, Princess Minnie began a rich artistic program. Since 2007, the Chateau de Haroué has also planned the festival Opéra en Plein Air. Masterpieces like Carmen, Madame Butterfly, La Bohème, La Traviata, and The Tales of Hoffman are among the castle’s extensive repertory. In 2012, the castle hosted Inoubliables Robes de mariées (Unforgettable Wedding Dresses) – an exhibition put together by Hubert de Givenchy and Philippe Venet. Other landmark exhibitions, like the recent Stanislas, roi jardinier et roi gourmand (Stanislas, Gardener King and Gourmand) have highlighted both the castle and the region’s long history.
Victoria Botana de Beauvau-Craon
Victoria Botana de Beauvau-Craon was born and raised in Great Britain. She is the author of Château de Haroué: the Home of the Princes de Beauvau-Craon.
She began her career working for l’Oréal in Buenos Aires. Upon her return to London in 2009, she started working with the international press agency Karla Otto, Inc. where she specialized in event coverage. After being recruited by Christian Dior Couture in Paris, Victoria transitioned into the fashion industry. In this role, she worked on developing the international scope of both ready-to-wear and haute-couture runway shows. Since then, she has founded her own agency, Concept Haroué. The firm provides creative and artistic direction as well as event production. Victoria has consulted for Loro Piana, Aquazurra, Rabih Kayrouz, Gagosian Gallery, and Kamel Mennour Gallery, among others. She works closely with her mother, Minnie de Beauvau-Craon, on exhibitions and other cultural programs taking place at the Château de Haroué.
JC Agid is the founder of 37EAST, a media, brand, and business development agency based in the United States. He is also a trustee on the advisory boards of LeaderXXchange and the American Friends of the Paris Opera and Ballet.