Transmanche 2 / Autoroute A26 Calais-Reims /
John Davies, Michel Kempf
Out of print
The Calais-Reims section of route A26 opened to traffic at the end of the 1980s. It is an important link in the vast European exchange system, which got its full meaning with the opening of the Channel Tunnel.
This main highway – a tin route in centuries past, a front line in 1916 – brings travelers into the presence of landscapes full of traces of the history of the regions they cross. John Davies and Michel Kempf were able to assess the richness of those territories, in order to confront it with their own artistic research. (Régis DURAND)