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Let's Travel In The Suburbs 🏘

Hosted by the Consul of the Paris Travel Addicts Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sun 16 Jun 15:00 - 18:00

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A toxic tour is a toxic walk that takes the form of a guided tour of places of environmental pollution and climate disruption.

Toxic tours is the name of a protest phenomenon born in the Protected content in the United States in poor neighborhoods that woke up with clandestine industrial discharges, subsoils polluted softly to heavy metals and diseases "exotic" " messy. Today, the movement has spread all over the world (Brazil, Bolivia, South Africa, etc.).

In the eastern suburbs, the densification of Greater Paris leads to the occupation of highly polluted industrial sites and the northern districts of Romainville provide an admirable example. The guided tour starts with an exploration of the ZAC de l'Horloge, on the historic site of Roussel UCLAF laboratories, where will open a vast center of contemporary art.

It continues in the Corniche des Forts, to observe an old gypsum quarry where a forest has taken birth, that the Ile-de-France Region is developing into a "leisure base". We will take a break in allotment gardens where plants are not really suitable for consumption.

The tour ends at the city Gagarin, promised to destruction to make way for an "eco-district", on the site of a former factory specializing in the treatment and coating of metals that left large quantities cyanide in the soil. The walk suggests to make the collective and concrete experience of our polluted living conditions.

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