300,000 people expected for the Bull Machin

This Friday begins one of the key events of Villeurbanne’s year as French capital of culture.
Imagined by the street theater company Royal de Luxe, the show Bull Machin will offer a course of giant dogs throughout the city and over three days.

Two giant dogs, the Xolo (the Mexican dog) and the Bull Machin de Villeurbanne (the new Giant) will look for each other, run after each other, train, warm up… The Bull Machin, from its height of 4.40 meters (6.80 meters including the lamppost that accompanies it) and 860 kg, will find the 300 kg Xolo on Sunday afternoon for a great race commented live by a duo of breathtaking actors!

Behind this project, an artist: Jean-Luc Courcoult, also author and director for the company Royal de Luxe. The latter had carte blanche. The show, having cost 2 million euros, partly subsidized by the State, will be presented for the first time in the world at the foot of the Skyscrapers.

A free event, accessible to families. Moreover, 100,000 people are expected each day on the course of Bull Machin. And in particular the Minister of Culture, the Lyonnaise Rima Abdul-Malak who will be present this Friday.

Attention, traffic in the streets of the city will be disrupted during these shows.

Schedule of shows:
Friday, September 23 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (course to follow)
XOLO: Departure at 10 a.m. in front of the town hall (Henri-Barbusse side) – Arrival at 12.30 p.m. at Place Chanoine-Boursier Departure at 2.45 p.m. at Place Chanoine-Boursier – Arrival at 4.30 p.m. in front of the town hall (Henri-Barbusse side)
BULL MACHIN: Departure at 11 a.m. from Place Charpennes – Arrival at 12.30 p.m. in front of the town hall (Henri-Barbusse side) Departure at 3.30 p.m. in front of the town hall (Henri-Barbusse side) – Arrival at 5.30 p.m. at Place Wilson

Saturday September 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. (course to follow)
XOLO: Departure at 10.30 a.m. in front of the town hall (Henri-Barbusse side) – Arrival at 12.30 p.m. in front of the town hall (Henri-Barbusse side) Departure at 3.30 p.m. in front of the town hall (Henri-Barbusse side) – Arrival at 5.30 p.m. at the Skyscraper outdoor laboratory
BULL MACHIN: Departure at 10 a.m. on Place Wilson – Arrival at 1 p.m. on Place Wilson Departure at 3:30 p.m. on Place Wilson – Arrival at 5:30 p.m. at the Skyscraper Outdoor Laboratory

Sunday September 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. (fixed circuit)
XOLO and BULL MACHIN: Departure at 11 a.m. from the Skyscraper outdoor laboratory – Arrival at 1 p.m. at René Pellet square Departure at 3 p.m. from René Pellet square Departure of the race at 3:30 p.m. from Place Charpennes

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