Les luminessences d'Avignon
A voice rings out in the Palais des Papes. It asks: Who are you? Yes you, great stone vessel, who are you? Answer me. An abiding witness throughout time, like a giant mineral, you still stand strong in unerring silence. But what surprising tales do you secretly house? What stories do you shelter within your walls and under your vaults? What secrets do you hide within your seemingly enchanted sleep?
Anyone who thinks they know this place should think again. The Palace’s halls and mazes don’t give everything away, not even to the regular visitors. Behind its architecture and stone walls, a secular memory is concealed. Before revealing its secrets, it beckons everyone to come along one evening, as the darkness swallows up the earth and starlight shines down from the sky. Only then is it time to raise our heads and feel how small we are. And then, the moment comes when, in the depth of the night, the Palais des Papes finally responds: “Here I am. And here’s my story… ».