At dusk, in Pont-en-Royans, the many street lamps pierce the nocturnal darkness to light up the streets. Follow Joseph, lamplighter, on his tour at nightfall and discover the village to the rhythm of his stories.
Night falls on Pont-en-Royans and its daytime activities. A few tourists are still hanging around on the banks of the Bourne. The village lights up and adorns itself with shadows and mysteries, little by little.
Opposite the hanging houses, Joseph, lamplighter, begins his rounds. We are at the end of the XNUMXth century, electricity is just beginning to arrive in homes and in public spaces. The city's many streetlights need to be turned on before it is completely dark.
Joseph has a well-defined background. After the hanging houses where he marvels at their construction and especially that of the Vercors roads, he continues to the Place de la Halle and its business. He goes up to the village where he talks about the castle, the old houses of Le Pont which marked his childhood, over the seasons and the years. He explains the names of the streets, life in his time, his daily life. Then he continues through the Porte de France and the Rue de l'Horloge, the neighborhood of his childhood.
he cannot refrain from showing the Hôtel Bonnard to visitors and talking about his experience of the emerging tourism. And finally, it ends its route by the Place du Breuil, place of past and future activities.
The city is now lit, Joseph has finished his tour. He returns home for a very short night, since he will have to make the same round before dawn to turn off his streetlights.