The Photo Festival of La Gacilly

Festival Photo de La Gacilly

The Photo Festival in La Gacilly was created 13 years ago, and is now the largest open-air Photo Festival in France, with more than two million visitors to its name. The Festival has a strong sustainable development element to it, and features photographs highlighting ethical and humanist issues, taken by the greatest photographers from both the world of art and the world of photo-journalism.

During four months more than 600 extra-large photos are on display in the streets, gardens and alleyways of La Gacilly, transforming it into nothing less than an open-air gallery of photographic art.

And by choosing to mount and show these photos outdoors, the Festival is able to bring a photographic exhibition of great quality, free of charge, to the greatest number of people possible. The streets become a “public space” in the true sense of the term, with photos that educate us, call into question our values and the sense we give to people and things, surprise us, bewitch us and fill us with wonder. This public space becomes a place for all generations to exchange ideas and debate.

The 2016 Edition

Affiche Festival PhotoThe theme of the next edition is The Oceans and the featured country this year will be Japan.

Japanese Photography

The Guimet Museum– The Museum of the University of Tokyo and the University of Lyon – Motoki – Takeyoshi Tanuma – Hiromi Tsuchida – Yukio Ohyama – Kazuma Obara – Takashi Arai – Miho Kajioka – Kiiro – Eriko Koga – Lucille Reyboz – Yoshinori Mizutani – Sohei Nishino – Shoji Ueda

The Oceans

Paul Nicklen – Daniel Beltrá – Pierre Gleizes – Daesung Lee – Shiho Fukada –  Olivier Jobard – Guillaume Herbaut – Anita Conti  Benjamin Deroche and Jean-François Spricigo – The Photographie Émergente – The collège school children of the Morbihan – Images sans Frontière

The environmental stakes

Pascal Maitre – Lianne Milton

Guided tours

Marion - Guide conférencière

Marion – Guide conférencière

Guided tours are on offer to explore the festival in depth, the photographs, the themes…

Tous les jours pendant la durée du Festival Photo, à 11h et 15h.
Durée de la visite : 1 h 15
En français ou en anglais.

Price : 7 € – reduiced price : 5 € (groups from 20 personnes, children less than 10, students, unemployed…)
The guided leaflet (1€)  is included in the price and the special edition of The Nat’Images Magazine.

Information, booking and departure point: The Tourist Office –

The Photo Festival Bookshop

The Photo Festival bookshop is open during the festival and offers hundreds of references linked to the Festival, to the photos and photographers on show, but also to photography in general and to the great names in photojournalism, and celebrated and famous photographers. You will also find travel narratives and writers’ travel diaries.

Further information

Free access : from June 4th 2016 to September 30th 2016

Festival Photo La Gacilly
Contact : 02 99 08 68 00