Enjoy the ultimate immersion experience at Rouen?s Panorama XXL

15th December, 2015
A new and unique cultural venue in Rouen, near our villas in Normandy, Panorama XXL, has allowed visitors to enjoy the ultimate immersion experience, witnessing spectacular scenes from across time and space on a grand and epic scale.

Upon entering, visitors stand in the midst of a 35 metre-high rotunda ? equivalent to a 12-storey building ? which measures 101 metres long. The rotunda appears even larger on the inside than it does on the outside.

Currently the panorama is displaying its second exhibition, Amazonia, which will be showing until March 2016. The Amazonia exhibition takes you on an extraordinary journey through its vast rainforests, fascinating wildlife and complex ecosystem ? all without having to move from the spot. In March 2016, the theme of the exhibition will change in order to create an image of medieval Rouen.

The panorama is the work of German artist Yadegar Asisi, who specialises in creating realistic circular photographic prints. He combines painting, drawing and photography to create truly mesmerising effects on his illusions, which can be contemplated and reflected on from the several viewing platforms found around the centre. His art is reminiscent of the large-scale panoramic paintings that were once popular during the 19th century, which often featured, much like his work, wide-angle representations of historical events and natural landscapes.

Image: Frederic Bisson, available under Creative Commons