Royal de Luxe Parade
May 30, 2005 9:35 AM   Subscribe

The Royal de Luxe Parade in Nantes, celebrating Jules Verne from what I can gather. A staggeringly beautiful event, go see! I may weep. (via the
posted by Scoo (14 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Wow, that is simply amazing. Great find.
posted by Staggering Jack at 9:48 AM on May 30, 2005

Awesome, thanks Scoo.

Don't miss the fascinating photo gallery that shows some of the behind-the-scenes technical aspects of how this was put together.
posted by madamjujujive at 10:05 AM on May 30, 2005

This parade is part of the year of Jules Verne celebrations. You can find a calendar of events here.

Royal de Lux is the name of the artists/company that put this together. Here are some photos of them from 2000, for example, and their giant giraffe.
posted by vacapinta at 10:11 AM on May 30, 2005

totally amazing!

posted by amberglow at 10:48 AM on May 30, 2005

I'd never seen anything like it before, but sure hope to see more.
posted by stbalbach at 11:16 AM on May 30, 2005

Royal de Lux are awesome, I saw one of their shows back in the 80s - they performed in a huge car park behind a football stadium. Thirty, forty, maybe more, performers staging the French Revolution. The night before some of them were arrested in town (Utrecht, The Netherlands) for drunken behaviour and stealing bikes, I believe.

Thanks for the links, it's good to know they're still around.
posted by prolific at 11:19 AM on May 30, 2005

More pictures at Flickr.
posted by prolific at 11:24 AM on May 30, 2005

This is staggering. All of it, but especially the elephant, is surreally real. What a show.
posted by NinjaPirate at 11:42 AM on May 30, 2005

Coming to London in September. I can't wait.
posted by Hogshead at 12:26 PM on May 30, 2005

That has salvaged my weekend. Thank you, Scoo!
posted by mkhall at 12:34 PM on May 30, 2005

posted by R. Mutt at 7:56 AM on May 31, 2005

Sacre merde!

Talk about attention to detail: Pictures of trampled cars (by the "elephant")
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 8:08 AM on May 31, 2005

You must be this tall to ride the elephant.
posted by Aknaton at 8:14 AM on May 31, 2005

These are stunning. Puts the Macy's parade to shame.
posted by never_work at 3:16 PM on June 2, 2005

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