France eMotion – The animated journey

A travelling art exhibition that celebrates new technologies.The animated journey is the fruit of a close collaboration between the Cluster Tourism and Culture of Atout France and the Institut français . From Thursday 23/01 to Friday 28/02/2020.


The result is an artistic experience like no other. With its combination of photography and digital animation, France eMotion takes viewers on an eye-opening journey to discover—or rediscover—France’s rich heritage.

Four photographers from around the globe—Ishola Akpo of Benin, Edu Monteiro of Brazil, David Schalliol of the United States, and Lourdes Segade of Spain—were asked to travel to different parts of France during the summer of 2017 to photograph 35 cultural attractions. To bring these photographs to life, French artists Julie Chheng and Thomas Pons created an animated character that changes form as it moves through the images: a touch of augmented reality that can be viewed with the help of a free and easy-to-use mobile app.

Educational booklet



To watch the photographs come alive:

  1. Download the free France eMotion app, available on iOS and Android on the appstore or googleplay
  2. Allow access to the camera
  3. Aim at the photographs and have a good animated trip!


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