Tuesday 23 July, the envies rhônements festival made a stop at the Tour du Valat for an “Arts & Science” evening. On the programme were sound creations based on floods – Les dits du Rhône by Hélène Sage, ballads and choreographic performances by the Collectif Seconde Peau, Lylo, and a tour of the Tour du Valat Estate in a horse-drawn carriage. Jean Jalbert, the Director General of the Tour du Valat and Gilles Ramstein, a researcher, who heads the Human-Climate-Environmental Interactions section at the LSCE (Climate and Environmental Sciences Laboratory), accompanied by musician Didier Petit, proposed a conference/debate on global warming called “It’s Heating Up “. The conference room was barely big enough to accommodate all of the people interested!
Meanwhile, the theatre company Vertical Détour enchanted the audience with its theatrical conference “In Search of Lost Ducks” and delta astronomers gave the audience a glimpse of how to observe the sky. All in all a very rich programme that attracted 220 people, who were able to spend a festive and cheerful moment together under the plane trees, and discover the Tour du Valat from an unusual point of view!