On the road of culture and beauty

Spread over several unique places, visitors will discover the works of sculptors, painters and photographers. Yonne will vibrate to the rhythm of the next edition of “Le Chemin de Peintres et de Sculpteurs”. Ten villages, twenty-five kilometers and many artists to discover at an artistic tour in the Yonne. A road of history, culture and beauty where artists, residents and visitors will meet. Again, this years edition of the event will bring to life the plateau Maulnes and the castle area in a friendly atmosphere. According to David Gaggelli the principle is simple: “The course begins with a voucher, to become in Villon. This voucher is also a guide to all the locations and gives access to all exhibitions during the event”. The event is organized by the Le Pas Association under the auspices of the General Council of Yonne.

Encouraging the meeting of artists and public

From Villon to Cruzy-le-Chatel through Tanlay, Commissey, Saint-Martin-sur-Armançon, Thorey, Rugny, Trichey, Quincerot and Arthonnay, the public is invited to discover an original way around, often unknown. The objective is to encourage meetings between artists, inhabitants and of course the public. Each year between 1200 and 1500 persons take on this extraordinary adventure in the heart of the Yonne countryside to discover the artists that are delighted to share their art in unusual places. With a lot of pleasure and enjoyment they settle down in ‘lavoirs’,churches and community halls. “I love this meeting between art and culture in a rich heritage. I keep a special memory of my discussions with visitors, often surprised by the gap between the theme of my work and the place that shelters them” says Micheline Chartémy. For her second participation, the young woman and her colleague painter Jean-Michel Cosson have not lost their enthusiasm. Reflecting the instigator of the event, David Gaggelli, who is driven by the desire to “exploit and enhance the artistic, cultural and historical surroundings of Maulnes while avoiding mass tourism”