WHEN THE CELLAR COMES ALIVE
An immersion in the dreams of Panurge
VISIT A CELLAR DIFFERENTLY
New technology, new entertainment! To discover the Cave Touristique de la Sibylle is to explore the history of the Sibylle de Panzoult, to plunge into Panurge's dreams through an astonishing and fascinating scenography.
17 SCULPTED VAULTS
To find out more about the 15 wine estates in Panzoult, we've come up with the idea of presenting them to you in an original way. Three sculptors from Touraine have created 17 vaults dug right out of the stone! And to link our history to that of Rabelais, scenes from the Third Book are carved into the rock! Panzoult is also well represented, with its architectural heritage, wildlife, flora and history.
LIGHT AND SHADE
At the far end of the cellar, once through the thick red velvet curtains, the play of lights, shadows and animated shapes plunges visitors into... somewhat tormented dreams! The lively music helps to create a psychedelic atmosphere that transports visitors into a parallel world...
FROM VINE TO BOTTLE
Les vignerons, en plus de mettre en scène ces 17 caveaux sculptés, ont eu l’idée de vous imager les différentes étapes de leurs métier passionnant. A la fin du parcours, un espace dédié à un court film d’animation intitulé « Du Cep au Flacon » vous permettra de faire une pause et de constater qu’il n’est pas si simple de cultiver la vigne et d’élaborer un vin.
Let yourself be transported into the meanders of the troglodytic cellar... Warm glimmers of light breathe through the galleries. The reliefs carved into the tufa rock come to life with the shifting play of shadows.
Each vault is individualised. The other sculpted figures and motifs emerge from the half-light. At this stage, the suspense remains, and you, the visitors, are in the same disarray as Panurge.
What could the Sibyl have written on the sycamore leaves? We slip in between Rabelais's lines and suggest a dreamlike interlude: What if, before chasing after the leaves, a tired Panurge fell asleep at this point in the story, what would his dreams be like? What if the wine he drank to recover from his emotions made him intoxicated? What images would his imagination produce?
Whatever the source (sleep or intoxication), fantastical images populate the walls and, with them, sounds and music that underline their strangeness...