Exhibition "Perfumes of Egypt or the roads of perfumes"

Fri 1 Jul 2022, 10h am to Sun 18 Sep 2022, 6h pm

During the openings hours of the castle

Exhibition of egypt parfums

Exhibition "Perfumes of Egypt or the roads of perfumes"

From July 1 to September 18

Perfumes, creams, make-up, hairstyle... an exhibition to immerse you in the knowledge of the Pharaonic Egyptians in terms of perfumery, cosmetics and toiletry... A real journey to the heart of scents in perfumery, pharmacology and religious rites.

In partnership with Center Sciences of Orléans

Free access

Included in the entrance ticket

More in detail :

The use of fragrant materials begins with the Egyptians under the sign of religion and offering to the Gods. Then came the use of body oils and cosmetics. Medicinal ointments made from aromatic plants were developed by the Greeks. Masters of the trade in spices and fragrant powders, the Arabs learned the secret of chemistry from the Greeks and thus contributed to the spread of perfume. This bilingual exhibition (French-Arabic) presents through its panels the knowledge of the Pharaonic Egyptians in terms of perfumery, cosmetics, toilets... as well as their different uses in perfumery, pharmacology and religious rites. From interactive manipulations, the visitor will be able to get drunk with smells known or not, become familiar with the world of perfumery, discover reconstituted objects from ancient Egypt, test his nose...