The Archistoire Experience

An interactive and immersive discovery app revealing citiesinside stories to visitors

Unravelling the cities’ inside stories

Each city has its secrets, each site holds unique memories! Rewind in time, enter inaccessible venues virtually… a walk through the city becomes a unique and memorable journey with Archistoire!

Augmented panoramas on your smartphone

Forget paper guides and old-fashioned leaflets! With nothing more than a smartphone,  interactively explore the surroundings at 360-degrees, according to your personal interests and at your own pace.

An outstanding on-site experience

we produce high-quality, exclusive content for a venue and deliver it in a unique on-site experience at the crossroads of augmented and virtual reality, picking the best from both

Our vision

Archistoire is a registered trademark of CAUE Var and the creative agency 9b+.

The concept of Archistoire is to reveal through a smartphone app the stories of our natural and built landscapes. Beyond the description of what constitutes our heritage, the main purpose is to explain to the general public how our life environments are created.
The authenticity and quality of the content provided by the Archistoire label are based on CAUEs’ 40 years of expertise in the topics covered. The CAUEs are unique tools at the service of the territories, making it possible to offer a cross-fertilized view of the challenges adressed through architecture, urban planning, landscapes and the environment.
Archistoire is the embodiment of the CAUEs’ innovation policy through the use of digital tools to raise awareness on these subjects.

To learn more about the CAUE Var and its actions

Features

  • Localization

    Head over to significant locations in your city. On-site, your smartphone will automatically inform you of points of interest in your nearby surroundings.

  • Points of interest

    The most beautiful, interesting, unusual points of view are selected with care to tell the story of buildings and locations.

  • Interactive Panoramas

    Hold up your smartphone to discover the 360° interactive hotspots hidden in your surroundings and get access to authentic stories and exclusive information.

  • A time-window on the past and the future

    Through an intuitive user experience, find the image overlays that will reveal the state of a location from the past, but also as planned for the future.

  • Virtual browsing

    Virtually enter remote and inaccessible locations for more 360° exploration.

  • Archidex

    Unlock exclusive contents for more intriguing information on the history, architecture or interesting events that took place in the selected locations… to go through them whenever you feel like it !

What our lucky beta-testers say about the app

Archistoire lab

The Archistoire team is constantly testing ideas in different places, to create new experiences for an innovative augmented visitor guide.

Team

Tirelessly working on innovative user experiences joining the real and the digital world, the makers of archistoire unite their skills, ranging from innovation strategies to museography and user experience to interaction design.

To create the original content of the Archistoire apps, we rely on the unique expertise of CAUEs.

Toulon Office

Project Management FR, Content Creation, Design
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Grégoire Chailleux

CEO

Co-Creator of the initial concept, Grégoire bravely leads the teams in its life-size experiments with Archistoire. Present on all fronts, from production to feedback, he challenges ideas, acts as a team translator and ensures a common innovative vision for the project.

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Camille Laureau

ARTISTIC & CONTENT DIRECTOR

Camille is especially fond of words. Insatiably curious and tireless, she hunts for the most outstanding anecdotes, gathers all available information, brings together expert knowledge to craft captivating stories to tell.

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Kevin Pardo

UX DESIGNER

Kevin virtually steers the users’ gaze and fingers over the interfaces. UX designer and multi-entrepreneur, ergonomy nutcase, Kevin imagines, experiments and tames the app’s features to make of it a seamless extension of our hands.

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Laurent Paoletti

DEVELOPER

Some say that Laurent’s brain is composed of 0s and 1s. To him, no concept is impossible to translate to code and he develops tailor-made solutions at the speed of light to allow ideas to spark to life.

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Olivier Charlois

PHOTOGRAPHER

Expert eye and Google certified photographer Olivier has a sixth sense to find the best viewpoints to shoot outstandingly realistic photospheres, always dazzling and highly immersive. He has a secret recipe to bring the best out of every location on which he sets his eyes.

Berlin Office

Project Management DE, Interaction Design, Prototyping, Development
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Patrick Kochlik

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Patrick co-created Archistoire, and is creative director of the project. He employs his creative talent in a research-driven, analytical design process to create entertaining and meaningful experiences.

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Jens Wunderling

INTERACTION DESIGNER

Interaction designer and co-creator of Archistoire, with a background in graphic and new media design. Jens aims to make people understand technology and use technology to understand the world. To make sure outcomes match his vision, he works in every phase of the process, doing research, sketching ideas, prototyping and writing code.

Download Archistoire Toulon

Discover the architectural heritage of the city
through a unique urban exploration experience.