MP2013 : European capital of culture

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.


Itineraries with overnight stays, to live in the peri-urban area.

Accompanied by walking artists, the observation of the landscapes leads little by little to the creation of a bivouac and time for a vigil.

GR2013 hospitalities

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.