Aronnax, in the footsteps of Jules Verne

An interactive, fun, lyrical tour, aronnax takes you in the footsteps of jules verne in Amiens and Le Crotoy. 

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In the footsteps of the most translated French writer in the world

A route in 19 stages which crosses various places dedicated to the creative genius and imagination of Jules Verne in the centre of Amiens and Le Crotoy, in one stage.
Aronnax is a literary, cultural tourist route which is also family-friendly and accessible to as many people as possible. Thanks to the QR codes installed on the bilingual consoles, you have access to immersive videos, excerpts from novels read by the actor Jean-Michel Noirey, quizzes for the youngest and a few surprises...
As you’ll see throughout your journey, this Amiens life is important.And the city of Amiens inspired Jules Verne, who transposed it into several of his stories.


A journey to the heart of the imagination

While the route is linked to the daily life of the author of Extraordinary Voyages in Amiens, it’s also a tribute to his creative genius. Named after the hero of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Aronnax provides an excursion into Verne’s world. Each of the consoles and associated content is written by specialists who tell us about his life and novels. As such, certain stages immerse us in the fantastic world of Jules Verne's novels; the most significant undoubtedly being the immersive work located at the station, where a sound-and-light show is visible every evening at nightfall (20-minute cycle).

An interactive journey

The consoles that line the route have QR codes that give you access to new content. Videos, quizzes for children and extracts from novels and speeches by the author brought to life by the actor Jean-Michel Noirey, plunge us into the world of Jules Verne!

Useful to know before embarking on your adventure:

  • The use of a smartphone is recommended but far from essential.
  • All additional content accessible via QR Codes is translated into 9 languages: English, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, German, Russian, Mandarin, Picard, Japanese and Esperanto.
  • The route can be enjoyed alone, with friends or family! All consoles and associated content are suitable for children and adults. Quizzes and videos have been specially designed for your little darlings.
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