The Aygalades

Wild expeditions and conferences

Chronology of the main artistic and civic actions around the rediscovery of the stream

1994 – Launch of the Experimental Integrated Conservation Mission by Christine Breton within the City of Marseille.

2005 – First public walks during the European Heritage Days.

2008 – Launch of Urban Revelation Workshops around the river by ADDAP 13 (youth prevention).

2013 – Le Belvedere project by Ruedi Baur and Civic city, sustainability of heritage walks and release of Le Livre du Ruisseau as part of MP2013.

2016 – Creation, in the wake of the Urban Revelation Workshops, of the integration project of the Cascade des Aygalades led by I’APCAR (City of street arts).

2017 – The rise of the stream, artistic expedition offered by the GR2013 guides office.

2018 – Creation of a monthly meeting “Un dimanche aux Aygalades” by the Cité des arts de la rue, La Cité de l’Agriculture and the Bureau des guides du GR2013, articulating conferences around the river, farmers’ market, walks and artistic programming.

2019 – Creation of the Collectif des Gammares which organizes Operation Plastic Valley, the first collective action of the springs at the mouth of the stream.

2020 – Release of the first edition of La Gazette du Ruisseau by the Gammares collective.

The Bureau des guides proposes to take the time to bring together all the knowledge, residents and experts, in order to seek the true measure of the places, to recognize this piece of the territory and to share the story of these field surveys. After a first expedition in 2017 with IMBE as part of an order from Euromediterranée, the explorations gave rise to a series of events until the birth of a collective in 2019: Les Gammares. Bringing together associations and actors active along the stream, it wishes to take care of the Stream, promote better knowledge sharing, link initiatives and territories in the watershed, propose common actions.