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The Villa Gillet

Founded in 1987, the Villa Gillet welcomes in Lyon fiction and non-fiction writers, artists and scholars from over the world to ponder issues relevant to our ever shiflting world. The Villa Gillet makes the work of exciting contemporary thinkers accessible to the largest audience possible, by organizing events during the year, and during its festivals : the International Forum on the Novel — happening every year in May since 2007— co-organized with "Le Monde", Walls and Bridges, a ten-day series of events that happened from 2011 to 2013 and Mode d'emploi : un festival des idées — a festival of public debates — initiated in 2012.

De janvier à avril, découvrez le programme de rencontres de la saison

Découvrez la programmation de 2016 avec, entre autres, Joann Sfar, Hélène Cixous, François Noudelmann, Camille Laurens, ...


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Mon autobiographie allemande. Rencontre avec Hélène Cixous et Cécile Wajsbrot

Hélène Cixous © Bertrand Gaudillère / Item

Rencontre avec Hélène Cixous et Cécile Wajsbrot autour de Une autobiographie allemande (Christian Bourgois, 2016) jeudi 3 mars à la Villa Gillet.


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The Gillet family : a story from Lyon

For a century, the Gillet companies were the biggest employers of the region of Lyon. Their factories and council estates shaped entire districts. Beside the management of their companies, the Gillet invested in several social institutions. An important power was attributed to the family,...
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Écoutez les podcasts de la saison 2014/2015

Pascal Quignard, Elisabeth Roudinesco, Frédéric Beigbeder, Benjamin Stora, Emmanuelle Bayamack-Tam, ... : écoutez les podcasts des rencontres de la saison 2014/2015 !


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L'association Libraires en Rhônes-Alpes partenaire de la Villa Gillet

L'association Libraires en Rhônes-Alpes en partenariat avec la Villa Gillet


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