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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