Exhibition on former Hispano-Suiza plant in Bois-Colombes organized for European Heritage Days

As part of European Heritage Days, an exhibition has been organized in the Parc des Bruyères in Bois-Colombes (near Paris), around the theme, Metamorphosis of a Neighborhood.

The exhibition features rare period documents and photos, and was designed by Vincent Lacroix with the support of the city of Bois-Colombes, the Safran group and former employees of Hispano-Suiza. It allows visitors to discover and re-live the history of the former Hispano-Suiza plant in Bois-Colombes, stretching from 1914 to 1999.

Until the end of the 20th century, the Hispano-Suiza plant was located in the Parc des Bruyères in Bois-Colombes. Today, it is a combined business and residential neighborhood, revolving around the wind tunnel that was a major test facility for aircraft fuselages, engines and propellers from 1937 to 1953. The building itself, classified as a 20th century landmark, became a nursery school in 2003, named La Cigogne (the Stork).
The exhibition started on Saturday, September 17 at the Parc des Bruyères park in Bois-Colombes, and will last until the end of year 2011.

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