Culture: la Saga des Géants en visite à Genève

Le défilé des marionnettes géantes commence vendredi dans les rues de Genève avec la Grand-Mère de 8 mètres de hauteur et la Petite-Fille de 5,5 mètres. C'est la première fois que ce spectacle de la Compagnie française Royal de Luxe fait escale en Suisse. Il se déroulera jusqu'à dimanche.
29 sept. 2017, 06:46
L'aïeule déploiera ses 8 mètres de hauteur entre Plainpalais et Carouge.

Genève s'apprête à vivre trois jours d'exception sous le signe de la Saga des géants, un défilé de deux marionnettes XXL qui n'ira pas sans perturber la circulation. Vendredi, la Grand-Mère et la Petite-Fille vont sortir de leur sommeil avant de visiter la ville .

Les deux géantes évolueront avec un cortège de fidèles Lilliputiens. L'aïeule déploiera ses 8 mètres de hauteur entre Plainpalais et Carouge. Sa descendance de 5,5 mètres seulement se réveillera à Carouge et rejoindra à Plainpalais en passant par le parc des Acacias. Une déambulation qui sera interrompue par une sieste bien méritée pour les deux visiteuses.

 

 

Après une nuit à Plainpalais, le parcours de la Grand-Mère lui permettra samedi de rejoindre les Eaux-Vives, tandis que sa Petite-Fille trottinera jusqu'aux Pâquis. Dimanche, qui est aussi à Genève une journée sans voiture, les deux marionnettes et leur cortège se rendront ensemble à Genève-Plage, puis aux Pâquis, le long de la rade.

Privilégier les transports publics

Le défilé des deux marionnettes représente un défi considérable pour la police et les transports publics genevois (TPG). Les entraves à la circulation au centre-ville seront innombrables.

Il est vivement recommandé d'utiliser les transports publics et de planifier ses déplacements. Des lignes spéciales et des renforts sont mis en place pour faire face à l'affluence et aux perturbations attendues. Une ligne verte a été ouverte au 0800 909 400.

Une première en Suisse

Ce spectacle de la Compagnie française Royal de Luxe fait escale pour la première fois en Suisse et devrait attirer un million de personnes. La manifestation est entièrement gratuite.

 

 

Le budget de toute l'opération s'élève à 2,2 millions de francs, dont 1,8 million de contributions privées. L'Association des communes genevoises a mis 200'000 francs, la commune d'Anières et la Ville de Genève 100'000 chacune.

A grandmother giant puppet parades through the spectators during the "The Saga of the Giants" street theatre, in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, September 29, 2017. The giants of the Royal de Luxe Company guest in Geneva on the theme "The Knight of the Lost Time" from 29 September to 1 October 2017. (KEYSTONE/Jean-Christophe Bott)
A grandmother giant puppet parades through the spectators during the "The Saga of the Giants" street theatre, in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, September 29, 2017. The giants of the Royal de Luxe Company guest in Geneva on the theme "The Knight of the Lost Time" from 29 September to 1 October 2017. (KEYSTONE/Jean-Christophe Bott) ©© KEYSTONE / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BOTT
A grandmother giant puppet parades through the spectators during the "The Saga of the Giants" street theatre, in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, September 29, 2017. The giants of the Royal de Luxe Company guest in Geneva on the theme "The Knight of the Lost Time" from 29 September to 1 October 2017. (KEYSTONE/Jean-Christophe Bott)
A grandmother giant puppet parades through the spectators during the "The Saga of the Giants" street theatre, in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, September 29, 2017. The giants of the Royal de Luxe Company guest in Geneva on the theme "The Knight of the Lost Time" from 29 September to 1 October 2017. (KEYSTONE/Jean-Christophe Bott) ©© KEYSTONE / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BOTT
A little giant puppet, parade with a scooter through the spectators during the "The Saga of the Giants" street theatre, in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, September 29, 2017. The giants of the Royal de Luxe Company guest in Geneva on the theme "The Knight of the Lost Time" from 29 September to 1 October 2017. (KEYSTONE/Martial Trezzini)
A little giant puppet, parade with a scooter through the spectators during the "The Saga of the Giants" street theatre, in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, September 29, 2017. The giants of the Royal de Luxe Company guest in Geneva on the theme "The Knight of the Lost Time" from 29 September to 1 October 2017. (KEYSTONE/Martial Trezzini) ©© KEYSTONE / MARTIAL TREZZINI
A grandmother giant puppet parades through the spectators during the "The Saga of the Giants" street theatre, in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, September 29, 2017. The giants of the Royal de Luxe Company guest in Geneva on the theme "The Knight of the Lost Time" from 29 September to 1 October 2017. (KEYSTONE/Jean-Christophe Bott)
A grandmother giant puppet parades through the spectators during the "The Saga of the Giants" street theatre, in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, September 29, 2017. The giants of the Royal de Luxe Company guest in Geneva on the theme "The Knight of the Lost Time" from 29 September to 1 October 2017. (KEYSTONE/Jean-Christophe Bott) ©© KEYSTONE / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BOTT
A grandmother giant puppet parades through the spectators during the "The Saga of the Giants" street theatre, in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, September 29, 2017. The giants of the Royal de Luxe Company guest in Geneva on the theme "The Knight of the Lost Time" from 29 September to 1 October 2017. (KEYSTONE/Jean-Christophe Bott)
A grandmother giant puppet parades through the spectators during the "The Saga of the Giants" street theatre, in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, September 29, 2017. The giants of the Royal de Luxe Company guest in Geneva on the theme "The Knight of the Lost Time" from 29 September to 1 October 2017. (KEYSTONE/Jean-Christophe Bott) ©© KEYSTONE / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BOTT
A little giant puppet, parades through the spectators during the "The Saga of the Giants" street theatre, in Geneva, Switzerland, Saturday, September 30, 2017. The giants of the Royal de Luxe Company guest in Geneva on the theme "The Knight of the Lost Time" from 29 September to 1 October 2017. (KEYSTONE/Martial Trezzini)..
A little giant puppet, parades through the spectators during the "The Saga of the Giants" street theatre, in Geneva, Switzerland, Saturday, September 30, 2017. The giants of the Royal de Luxe Company guest in Geneva on the theme "The Knight of the Lost Time" from 29 September to 1 October 2017. (KEYSTONE/Martial Trezzini).. ©© KEYSTONE / MARTIAL TREZZINI
A little giant puppet, parades through the spectators during the "The Saga of the Giants" street theatre, in Geneva, Switzerland, Saturday, September 30, 2017. The giants of the Royal de Luxe Company guest in Geneva on the theme "The Knight of the Lost Time" from 29 September to 1 October 2017. (KEYSTONE/Martial Trezzini)..
A little giant puppet, parades through the spectators during the "The Saga of the Giants" street theatre, in Geneva, Switzerland, Saturday, September 30, 2017. The giants of the Royal de Luxe Company guest in Geneva on the theme "The Knight of the Lost Time" from 29 September to 1 October 2017. (KEYSTONE/Martial Trezzini).. ©© KEYSTONE / MARTIAL TREZZINI
A grandmother giant puppet is pushed onto a wheelchair during a parade through the spectators during the "The Saga of the Giants" street theatre, in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, September 29, 2017. The giants of the Royal de Luxe Company guest in Geneva on the theme "The Knight of the Lost Time" from 29 September to 1 October 2017. (KEYSTONE/Jean-Christophe Bott)
A grandmother giant puppet is pushed onto a wheelchair during a parade through the spectators during the "The Saga of the Giants" street theatre, in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, September 29, 2017. The giants of the Royal de Luxe Company guest in Geneva on the theme "The Knight of the Lost Time" from 29 September to 1 October 2017. (KEYSTONE/Jean-Christophe Bott) ©© KEYSTONE / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BOTT
The grandmother giant puppet is awakened before parading through the spectators during the "The Saga of the Giants" street theatre, in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, September 29, 2017. The giants of the Royal de Luxe Company guest in Geneva on the theme "The Knight of the Lost Time" from 29 September to 1 October 2017. (KEYSTONE/Jean-Christophe Bott)
The grandmother giant puppet is awakened before parading through the spectators during the "The Saga of the Giants" street theatre, in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, September 29, 2017. The giants of the Royal de Luxe Company guest in Geneva on the theme "The Knight of the Lost Time" from 29 September to 1 October 2017. (KEYSTONE/Jean-Christophe Bott) ©© KEYSTONE / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BOTT
A grandmother giant puppet parades through the spectators during the "The Saga of the Giants" street theatre, in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, September 29, 2017. The giants of the Royal de Luxe Company guest in Geneva on the theme "The Knight of the Lost Time" from 29 September to 1 October 2017. (KEYSTONE/Jean-Christophe Bott)
A grandmother giant puppet parades through the spectators during the "The Saga of the Giants" street theatre, in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, September 29, 2017. The giants of the Royal de Luxe Company guest in Geneva on the theme "The Knight of the Lost Time" from 29 September to 1 October 2017. (KEYSTONE/Jean-Christophe Bott) ©© KEYSTONE / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BOTT
Jean-Luc Courcoult, founder of the Royal de Luxe Company, walks front of the grandmother giant puppet as she parades through the spectators during the "The Saga of the Giants" street theatre, in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, September 29, 2017. The giants of the Royal de Luxe Company guest in Geneva on the theme "The Knight of the Lost Time" from 29 September to 1 October 2017. (KEYSTONE/Jean-Christophe Bott)
Jean-Luc Courcoult, founder of the Royal de Luxe Company, walks front of the grandmother giant puppet as she parades through the spectators during the "The Saga of the Giants" street theatre, in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, September 29, 2017. The giants of the Royal de Luxe Company guest in Geneva on the theme "The Knight of the Lost Time" from 29 September to 1 October 2017. (KEYSTONE/Jean-Christophe Bott) ©© KEYSTONE / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BOTT
A little giant puppet, parades through the spectators next to the famous water fountain ÒLe Jet dÕEauÓ during the "The Saga of the Giants" street theatre, in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, September 29, 2017. The giants of the Royal de Luxe Company guest in Geneva on the theme "The Knight of the Lost Time" from 29 September to 1 October 2017. (KEYSTONE/Martial Trezzini)..
A little giant puppet, parades through the spectators next to the famous water fountain ÒLe Jet dÕEauÓ during the "The Saga of the Giants" street theatre, in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, September 29, 2017. The giants of the Royal de Luxe Company guest in Geneva on the theme "The Knight of the Lost Time" from 29 September to 1 October 2017. (KEYSTONE/Martial Trezzini).. ©© KEYSTONE / MARTIAL TREZZINI
A little giant puppet, parades through the spectators during the "The Saga of the Giants" street theatre, in Geneva, Switzerland, Saturday, September 30, 2017. The giants of the Royal de Luxe Company guest in Geneva on the theme "The Knight of the Lost Time" from 29 September to 1 October 2017. (KEYSTONE/Martial Trezzini)..
A little giant puppet, parades through the spectators during the "The Saga of the Giants" street theatre, in Geneva, Switzerland, Saturday, September 30, 2017. The giants of the Royal de Luxe Company guest in Geneva on the theme "The Knight of the Lost Time" from 29 September to 1 October 2017. (KEYSTONE/Martial Trezzini).. ©© KEYSTONE / MARTIAL TREZZINI
A little giant puppet, is installed in a deckchair in front off spectators during the "The Saga of the Giants" street theatre, in Geneva, Switzerland, Saturday, September 30, 2017. The giants of the Royal de Luxe Company guest in Geneva on the theme "The Knight of the Lost Time" from 29 September to 1 October 2017. (KEYSTONE/Martial Trezzini)..
A little giant puppet, is installed in a deckchair in front off spectators during the "The Saga of the Giants" street theatre, in Geneva, Switzerland, Saturday, September 30, 2017. The giants of the Royal de Luxe Company guest in Geneva on the theme "The Knight of the Lost Time" from 29 September to 1 October 2017. (KEYSTONE/Martial Trezzini).. ©© KEYSTONE / MARTIAL TREZZINI
A little giant puppet, parades through the spectators during the "The Saga of the Giants" street theatre, in Geneva, Switzerland, Saturday, September 30, 2017. The giants of the Royal de Luxe Company guest in Geneva on the theme "The Knight of the Lost Time" from 29 September to 1 October 2017. (KEYSTONE/Martial Trezzini)..
A little giant puppet, parades through the spectators during the "The Saga of the Giants" street theatre, in Geneva, Switzerland, Saturday, September 30, 2017. The giants of the Royal de Luxe Company guest in Geneva on the theme "The Knight of the Lost Time" from 29 September to 1 October 2017. (KEYSTONE/Martial Trezzini).. ©© KEYSTONE / MARTIAL TREZZINI
A little giant puppet, parades through the spectators during the "The Saga of the Giants" street theatre, in Geneva, Switzerland, Saturday, September 30, 2017. The giants of the Royal de Luxe Company guest in Geneva on the theme "The Knight of the Lost Time" from 29 September to 1 October 2017. (KEYSTONE/Martial Trezzini)..
A little giant puppet, parades through the spectators during the "The Saga of the Giants" street theatre, in Geneva, Switzerland, Saturday, September 30, 2017. The giants of the Royal de Luxe Company guest in Geneva on the theme "The Knight of the Lost Time" from 29 September to 1 October 2017. (KEYSTONE/Martial Trezzini).. ©© KEYSTONE / MARTIAL TREZZINI
People watch the Grandmother in her sleep in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Two giants of the Royal de Luxe company, a Grandmother a giant puppet measuring almost 8 meters and a Little Giant assisted by their faithful Lilliputians of the Royal de Luxe Company. They will parade for The Saga of the Giants on the theme "The Knight of the Lost Time" for three days in Geneva, from 29 September to 1 October 2017. (KEYSTONE/Martial Trezzini)
People watch the Grandmother in her sleep in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Two giants of the Royal de Luxe company, a Grandmother a giant puppet measuring almost 8 meters and a Little Giant assisted by their faithful Lilliputians of the Royal de Luxe Company. They will parade for The Saga of the Giants on the theme "The Knight of the Lost Time" for three days in Geneva, from 29 September to 1 October 2017. (KEYSTONE/Martial Trezzini) ©© KEYSTONE / MARTIAL TREZZINI
People watch the Grandmother in her sleep in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Two giants of the Royal de Luxe company, a Grandmother a giant puppet measuring almost 8 meters and a Little Giant assisted by their faithful Lilliputians of the Royal de Luxe Company. They will parade for The Saga of the Giants on the theme "The Knight of the Lost Time" for three days in Geneva, from 29 September to 1 October 2017. (KEYSTONE/Martial Trezzini)
People watch the Grandmother in her sleep in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Two giants of the Royal de Luxe company, a Grandmother a giant puppet measuring almost 8 meters and a Little Giant assisted by their faithful Lilliputians of the Royal de Luxe Company. They will parade for The Saga of the Giants on the theme "The Knight of the Lost Time" for three days in Geneva, from 29 September to 1 October 2017. (KEYSTONE/Martial Trezzini) ©© KEYSTONE / MARTIAL TREZZINI
People watch the Grandmother in her sleep in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Two giants of the Royal de Luxe company, a Grandmother a giant puppet measuring almost 8 meters and a Little Giant assisted by their faithful Lilliputians of the Royal de Luxe Company. They will parade for The Saga of the Giants on the theme "The Knight of the Lost Time" for three days in Geneva, from 29 September to 1 October 2017. (KEYSTONE/Martial Trezzini)
People watch the Grandmother in her sleep in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Two giants of the Royal de Luxe company, a Grandmother a giant puppet measuring almost 8 meters and a Little Giant assisted by their faithful Lilliputians of the Royal de Luxe Company. They will parade for The Saga of the Giants on the theme "The Knight of the Lost Time" for three days in Geneva, from 29 September to 1 October 2017. (KEYSTONE/Martial Trezzini) ©© KEYSTONE / MARTIAL TREZZINI
People watch the Grandmother in her sleep in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Two giants of the Royal de Luxe company, a Grandmother a giant puppet measuring almost 8 meters and a Little Giant assisted by their faithful Lilliputians of the Royal de Luxe Company. They will parade for The Saga of the Giants on the theme "The Knight of the Lost Time" for three days in Geneva, from 29 September to 1 October 2017. (KEYSTONE/Martial Trezzini)
People watch the Grandmother in her sleep in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Two giants of the Royal de Luxe company, a Grandmother a giant puppet measuring almost 8 meters and a Little Giant assisted by their faithful Lilliputians of the Royal de Luxe Company. They will parade for The Saga of the Giants on the theme "The Knight of the Lost Time" for three days in Geneva, from 29 September to 1 October 2017. (KEYSTONE/Martial Trezzini) ©© KEYSTONE / MARTIAL TREZZINI
People watch the Grandmother in her sleep in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Two giants of the Royal de Luxe company, a Grandmother a giant puppet measuring almost 8 meters and a Little Giant assisted by their faithful Lilliputians of the Royal de Luxe Company. They will parade for The Saga of the Giants on the theme "The Knight of the Lost Time" for three days in Geneva, from 29 September to 1 October 2017. (KEYSTONE/Martial Trezzini)
People watch the Grandmother in her sleep in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Two giants of the Royal de Luxe company, a Grandmother a giant puppet measuring almost 8 meters and a Little Giant assisted by their faithful Lilliputians of the Royal de Luxe Company. They will parade for The Saga of the Giants on the theme "The Knight of the Lost Time" for three days in Geneva, from 29 September to 1 October 2017. (KEYSTONE/Martial Trezzini) ©© KEYSTONE / MARTIAL TREZZINI
People watch the Grandmother in her sleep in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Two giants of the Royal de Luxe company, a Grandmother a giant puppet measuring almost 8 meters and a Little Giant assisted by their faithful Lilliputians of the Royal de Luxe Company. They will parade for The Saga of the Giants on the theme "The Knight of the Lost Time" for three days in Geneva, from 29 September to 1 October 2017. (KEYSTONE/Martial Trezzini)
People watch the Grandmother in her sleep in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Two giants of the Royal de Luxe company, a Grandmother a giant puppet measuring almost 8 meters and a Little Giant assisted by their faithful Lilliputians of the Royal de Luxe Company. They will parade for The Saga of the Giants on the theme "The Knight of the Lost Time" for three days in Geneva, from 29 September to 1 October 2017. (KEYSTONE/Martial Trezzini) ©© KEYSTONE / MARTIAL TREZZINI
People watch the Grandmother in her sleep in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Two giants of the Royal de Luxe company, a Grandmother a giant puppet measuring almost 8 meters and a Little Giant assisted by their faithful Lilliputians of the Royal de Luxe Company. They will parade for The Saga of the Giants on the theme "The Knight of the Lost Time" for three days in Geneva, from 29 September to 1 October 2017. (KEYSTONE/Martial Trezzini)
People watch the Grandmother in her sleep in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Two giants of the Royal de Luxe company, a Grandmother a giant puppet measuring almost 8 meters and a Little Giant assisted by their faithful Lilliputians of the Royal de Luxe Company. They will parade for The Saga of the Giants on the theme "The Knight of the Lost Time" for three days in Geneva, from 29 September to 1 October 2017. (KEYSTONE/Martial Trezzini) ©© KEYSTONE / MARTIAL TREZZINI