Observatories, orientation tables, stops for hikers, animated sections of the path or in scientific observation stations, along the trail the Bureau des guides offer spaces to observe, gather and learn together. Interweaving interventions and constructions, these hospitalities are created both as poetic beacons, along the pathway, and as invitations to “inhabit” a place for contemplation, a nap, a picnic, and even for a night? Between land art, eco-construction and landscape tools, these stops assemble and serve those who pass through, and those who inhabit these places. They challenge us, while gradually building a territorial network, as one vast web of signs and signals.
Artistic proposals on the GR2013 during the European Capital of Culture. The year 2013 was the year of approval of the GR2013 but also of a series of projects to explore the metropolitan territory with the artist-designers of the trail, as well as international guest artists.
The GR2013 is :
A 365 km long public space
Cultural facilities crossing 37 municipalities
1 territory of 3000 km2
100,000 visitors in 2013
On the occasion of the inauguration of the GR2013 trail, around ten artistic proposals took place from March to September 2013.
Arrangements and installations linked to uses and places, under the sign of conviviality and hospitality.
The GR2013 develops its hospitality with the hikers who pass through it, the municipalities it crosses, and the inhabitants who live nearby.
The “GR2013 Hospitalities” bring together projects that associate walking with the construction of welcoming and observation facilities. Carried out with collectives of artist-builders and architects, they offer interventions linked to the uses and places, as spaces for conviviality and gatherings, or as public and poetic installations.
From the detailed development of the trail, to the invention of new accommodation practices, the GR2013 develops through the encounters and interactions it stimulates.
Le Rocher is the first construction of this program in the various departmental parks. Les Pépites, the second hospitality unit, is being developed as the Barasse hospitality team begins the investigation.