Observatories, orientation tables, stops for hikers, development of passages or scientific observation plots, the Bureau des guides offers to observe, meet and learn all along the path. Through a series of interventions and constructions, the hospitalities are imagined both as poetic beacons near the path and as invitations to “inhabit” the places for a nap, a picnic, a contemplation, and why not a night? Between land art, eco-constructions and landscaped tools, these stops serve and bring together those who pass through the places and those who inhabit them. They challenge and gradually build a territorial framework, a vast network 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 practice the metropolitan territory with the artists-walkers at the initiative 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 run through it, the municipalities it passes through, the inhabitants who live at its doors.
The “GR2013 Hospitalities” bring together projects associating walking with the construction of reception and observation facilities along the path. Carried out with collectives of artist-builders and architects, they offer interventions linked to uses and places, spaces for conviviality and gatherings, public and poetic installations.
From the small development of the trail to the invention of new accommodation practices, the GR2013 is being developed and developed over the course of the encounters it arouses.
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.