Culture VR - Les rêves du Douanier Rousseau

Les rêves du Douanier Rousseau


Late afternoon in the greenhouse of the Jardin des Plantes in Paris. A curious visitor stays behind after the gardens close. But the place is haunted by the ghost of Henri Rousseau and the spectator tumbles suddenly into a dream peopled by the characters, animals and plants imagined by Henri Rousseau.

Rousseau thrilled the art world with his naive and almost psychedelic visions of exotic jungles. The artist, who never left Paris, drew his inspiration from the city’s botanical gardens. Experience a magical night in a tropical greenhouse brought to life by the painter’s visions. Once the last visitors have left, the greenhouse reveals its secrets with the gradual emergence of a dream-like world of fantastic plants and imaginary animals.


  • Original painting: “The dream” – Henri Rousseau called Le Douanier Rousseau
  • Writing – production – Nicolas Autheman
  • Music – Fabien Bourdier
  • Coproduction – ARTE France – Silk Drum Films
  • Partnership – Bridgeman Images
  • Support: CNC – Paca Region


  • The Douanier Rousseau – Rémi Pedevilla


Passive 360° video

Description : The easiest format to set up and exhibit.

Platform compatibilty : Google Cardboard, Google Daydream, Samsung GearVR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, others

Technical Requirements : VR Headset, Swivel stool/chair, Compatible smartphone or desktop PC, Charger, Internet connection

Tutorial : watch here

User Mediation: 1 person for 10 to 20 VR stations