Apr 082012

The beau­ti­ful town of Jau­jac, France recently became part of an art instal­la­tion designed by Mar­seille–based artist Gaëlle Villedary. A vision­ary design made out of 168 rolls of grass aims to con­nect peo­ple with the sur­round­ing nature. This dis­play of grass runs through the vil­lage and leads to the city cen­ter. Wind­ing down the hill and mark­ing the mid­dle of the pedes­trian trails, the Green “Red Car­pet” - Tapis rouge! -  stretches along 1,400 feet and weighs 3.5 tones. Care­fully placed on flights of stairs and tak­ing straight and cir­cu­lar cor­ners, it crosses a bridge and con­tin­ues through the sand cov­ered area where peo­ple can rest and play. Designed to cel­e­brate the 10th anniver­sary of the village’s arts and nature trail pro­grams, this per­fectly adapted bio instal­la­tion strongly con­nects the pic­turesque land­scape to the stone build­ings, cre­at­ing a fairy­tale atmosphere.

Source: freshome.com

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  1. I LOVE this! The vil­lage we vis­ited a cou­ple of years ago, Bon­nieux, was east of this, looks a lot like Jau­jac. Check this out http://inspiracionline.blogspot.com/2010/11/marquis-de-sade-castle-restored-by.html. Lacoste is a vil­lage across the val­ley from Bon­nieux, which we toured. I didn’t know at the time that the inte­rior had been restored.

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