Exhibition – Useful Amazonian Poisons

At domaine de la Garenne Lemot

From 29th of may to 1st of september 2019

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The Amazon, often perceived as a mysterious and frightening place, is full of surprising natural riches. Over the centuries Amerindians have passed on the secrets of making hallucinogens and poisons from the plants and animals necessary for their survival. Thanks to the use of psychotropic substances, they can make contact with the invisible world inhabited by the spirits of nature; they can consume toxic plants without being harmed; hunt with poisoned darts; and adorn themselves with feathers whose natural colour they have succeeded in altering (the practice of tapiragem).

This exhibition invites you to discover these highly useful poisons from the Amazon and the rich relationship that exists between the Amerindians and nature, at once harsh and respectful.

The forest awaits...

Prepare your visit

Opening hours

  • From 29th of may to 1st of september : from tuesday to sunday / 10.30 am to 6 pm
  • Free for accompanied children under 14
    • Reduced rate : 2€ (14-18 year old, students, job seeker, group more than 15 persons)
    • Full fare: 3€

Informations 02 40 54 75 85 ou garenne.lemot@loire-atlantique.fr

Exhibition guided tour

  • For all - duration : 1h
  • At 11.00 am, 2.30 pm et 4.00 pm
  • Free for accompanied children under 14
    • Reduced rate : 4€ (14-18 year old, students, job seeker, group more than 15 persons)
    • Full fare: 6€

    Exhibition guide

    Download the exhibition guide (PDF)

Family workshops

There’s family workshops in french. Please find more information on the « version française ».

Associated events

Concert : Les voies de l’Oyapock

No Tongues : Roman Courty (contrebasse, objets), Matthieu Prual (saxophones, clarinette basse), Ronan Prual (contrebasse), Alan Regardin (trompette,objets).

  • Sunday, June 30th at 4.30 pm
  • Duration : 1h

More information in french, on the "version française"

This concert is preceded, at 3pm, a conference in french of Florent Wattelier, ethno-musicologist, doctoral student at the university of Paris-Ouest Nanterre.

Danse, arts plastiques : Retour de l’expédition artistique / The Artistic Expedition

Compagnie NGC25 - Direction Hervé Maigret, avec Serge Crampon (visual artist & scenographer),Julie Cloarec-Michaud (Dancer / philosopher), Hervé Maigret (Choreographer / dancer), Emilia Benitez (Choreographer / dancer), Nathalie Licastro, Adèle Chouret et Pedro Hurtado (dancer). Musique originale : Rodrigo Becera.

  • Sunday July 28th at 3.30 pm & 5.30 pm
  • Duration : 45 min

More information in french, on the "version française"

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