Leaving a week ago from Rodez, ten members of station A crossed France, to meet members of other third places and deliver an aligot to the President of the Republic.
They have come to the end of their journey. The Station A team, which had embarked on a cycling adventure across France last Friday, reached Paris on Friday noon. A week ago, while the elected officials of the Department voted for the sale of the stud farms, which housed them, at the town hall of Rodez ten members of the third place had embarked on the challenge of traveling the 700 kilometers to the capital. in what they called a “third place meridian”.
Followed by the food bus from La Prairie, the restaurant located in the stud farm, they stopped at five different third places along the route to discuss projects and experiences. If the cold, the snow, the rain and the wind accompanied them a lot, they managed to go to the end of their journey, and to meet, every evening, other people who, at home, also work for the animation of third places. “It’s always interesting when we go to visit other places like ours, explains Alan Hay, one of the ten “rollers”, it gives us lots of ideas. It’s a great human adventure that allowed us to project ourselves into the future and to take the time, as a team, to discuss what’s next.”
Aligot delivered to the Elysée Palace
At each stop, Luc Pourrat, La Prairie’s chef, cooked for the day’s guests every evening. And Friday, once arrived in Paris, it is an aligot which was concocted to be delivered to the Élysée. Which was done in the early afternoon.
$This has been received by the services. The office of the President of the Republic also passed on the message a little later in the afternoon, during the meeting of the station users with the office Jacqueline Gourault, Minister of Territorial Cohesion and Relations with Communities authorities, that the package had been received. The story does not say if Emmanuel Macron, traveling to Brittany on Friday, ate it on his return.
Resuming peaceful discussions
In the process, the adventurers of Station A organized an evening with around 150 Aveyronnais from Paris, at the Pan Piper, a Parisian hall, in order to conclude this week rich in experiences and emotions.
Place now back in Rodez, by transport this time, with a desire to calm down and resume discussions with the Department, stud sellers, the City, buyer, and Station A, so that everyone can find satisfaction in the future project.