Opening times

Museum

Tu – Su 10:00 - 17:00

Mo closed

Café du Château

Mo – Su closed

Special opening times

Su, 9/19/2021 10:00 - 17:00, Federal Day of Thanksgiving, Repentance and Prayer (Sunday)

Mo, 9/20/2021 closed, Federal Day of Thanksgiving, Repentance and Prayer (Holiday Monday)

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Opening times

Museum

Tu – Su 10:00 - 17:00

Mo closed

Café du Château

Mo – Su closed

Special opening times

Su, 9/19/2021 10:00 - 17:00, Federal Day of Thanksgiving, Repentance and Prayer (Sunday)

Mo, 9/20/2021 closed, Federal Day of Thanksgiving, Repentance and Prayer (Holiday Monday)

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Cinéma Open Air 2019

Château de Prangins | 21.5.2020 - 1.11.2020
published on 20.8.2020

A Matter of Affinity, the new exhibition at Château de Prangins -- Swiss National Museum, explores issues of love and sexuality in the 18th century.

Today sexuality, either overt or implied, is omnipresent in the endless flow of images transported by the media and the entertainment business. "Sex sells!" the marketing specialists all tell us. And yet: hasn't sexuality always been about dreams and fantasies? Above and beyond the act of procreation, it is now -- fortunately -- accepted in the West that the pursuit of pleasure should be founded on mutual consent and full awareness. But how did things look back in the 18th century? Where were the barriers of censorship, and where was the dividing line between acceptable and punishable? Were people able to choose their partner, or partners? A Matter of Affinity offers some occasionally surprising (but invariably documented) answers to these questions.

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