Roy­al de Luxe is a French mech­an­ic­al mari­on­ette street theatre com­pany. They were foun­ded in 1979 by Jean Luc Courcoult. In the past dozen years, they have cre­ated a series of spec­tac­u­lar shows involving giant fig­ures as big as 11 or 12 metres high. Shows are simple the anim­al or giant arrives in town and lives its life, going about its busi­ness for a few days. Extraordin­ary inter­ac­tions take place between pass­ers-by and the per­form­ance; res­id­ents become enchanted with the activ­it­ies of these mira­cu­lous beings and begin to fol­low their every move.

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