The place

The park

Thanks to its wide range of activities, the Hangar Y invites its visitors to take advantage of the many possibilities offered on the site and to spend several hours or the whole day there.

Thus, beyond the exhibition and workshop spaces, wonder and discovery continue in the park, with with an open-air art walk, punctuated by thes œuworks signed by 19 great names of the current international scene, such as Christian Boltanski, Sarah Lucas, Ugo Rondinone, Subodh Gupta or Kiki Smith, most of which deal with the theme of the senses, nature and wild animals. The presence of labels and mediators will help to clarify this poetic encounter with the works for all types of audiences, from the youngest to the oldest.

The awakening of the senses and the enchantment are complemented by other types of proposals, such as an exclusive sound creation realized in collaboration with IRCAM. Walking along the basin, visitors can listen to discover different natural environments, guided only by the sounds of the beings that inhabit them.

A children's playground, picnic tables and benches have been installed in the park to welcome visitors in a friendly, peaceful and bucolic atmosphere, which invites them to slow down and soak up this unique environment. 

The Hangar Y

In order to bring the magic of the site to life for the public, the Hangar Y is offering an immersive and interactive mixed reality experience in the heart of its main building: "The Hangar Y Epic". For forty and a half minutes, visitors can use the headsets provided to immerse themselves in the site's past and its highlights by meeting virtual characters who will guide them to the first French airships and tell them their history. This very precise route within the nave is adapted to the attendance and density of the public in order to facilitate the circulation in the space.

The Workshop


Echoing the themes of its seasonal exhibition, the history of the place and its various assets, the Hangar Y programs each season a series of events in the park and one in the pavilion dedicated building, located a few steps from the basin. Modular thanks to its removable partitions, the structure can be adapted to multiple projects and audiences to offer a customized cultural program.

The Hangar Y plans many events for all types of audiences, from tabletop activities to outdoor and evening events.

Round tables, conferences and meetings will be organized with researchers, experts and high-level scientists in order to discuss the major issues that animate our world and to deepen the themes addressed by the programming of the place while democratizing access to culture, art and science.

As part of the Hangar Y's sponsorship of the Art Explora foundation, workshops are organized during the week for groups of disabled people and children from schools or leisure centers in the region.

The bookstore

For a gift, a souvenir or simply to please yourself, the bookshop is open on weekends and during school vacations from 10am to 10pm in summer and from 10am to 8pm in winter.

The Restaurant - Le Perchoir Y

For those who wish, the multi-sensory discovery of the place can continue with the gustatory and culinary experience offered by the bistronomic restaurant Le Perchoir Y, open for lunch and dinner during the week and on weekends, whose bay window and cantilevered terrace offer a panoramic view of the Chalais basin.