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Festival Map and Layout

After every festival, the Festival questions itself and thinks of news ways to foster the meeting between the festival goers and the artistic propositions from August on. How to stimulate curiosity? How to offer the best setting for the shows? How to connect them with the historical heritage and the urban development? How to take into account the audience's circulation? Amongst all the propositions made to the city of Lausanne for permission, only a few will be materialised.

Among the new things set up in the 48th edition's layout plan, a new stage called La Planquée will welcome contemporary artists on the parking situated behind the Château Saint-Maire. On the Esplanade du Parlement, La Perchée will be changed with a bare and a tri-frontal set. The Châtelaine will be back this year, forming with the two other stages a new area for the performing arts.

Another surprise, a big top set on the Friche du Vallon will welcome a circus show for four days. Moreover, the Placette Bonnard, will be transformed in a festive haven and will make the festival-goers dance to the tunes of a sound system for  a week.

Plebiscited during the last two years, Le Grand CanyonLa Face Nord et Les Marches will be back this year. La Cathédrale, the gardens, the places and the squares will still welcome various artistic projects throughout the week. 

Plébiscités les deux dernières années, Le Grand CanyonLa Face Nord et Les Marches seront à nouveau au rendez-vous. La Cathédraleles jardinsles places et les cours continueront à accueillir toutes sortes de projets artistiques.

Plan d'implantation du Festival de la Cité 2018