For the past few years, the Senate (which is situated in the Jardin du Luxembourg super close to our hotels) has organised photo exhibitions on the railings of the gardens. The latest one takes you on a voyage of discovery along the 812 kilometres of the river Rhône from its Swiss glacier at an altitude of 2,250m to the delta of the Camargue, through 80 beautiful enlarged photos.
Until 14th July 2021, at the Jardin du Luxembourg, you can follow a major river from its spring to the coast.
Photographer Camille Moirenc has been along the entire 812 kilometres of the Rhône, photographing not only the water but also the surrounding countryside, the dams, the wildlife…
Enlarged to 1.20m by 1.80m, 30 photos show the Rhône in Switzerland and 50 the river in France. As the photos are displayed on the railings and are illuminated at night, you can see it at any time of the day or night.
Each photo also includes a short descriptive text, and the number of kilometres from the river’s source.
A very smart website translated into English offers an online interactive experience based around the exhibition. All the photos are available to look at, together with their explanations, and scrolling down the page takes you along the course of the river until it flows into the Mediterranean.
And if you like what you see, in person or online, a book of photos of the Rhône by Camille Moirenc has been published by Actes Sud (336 pages, 35€ here at amazon.fr).