Currently, the Bièvre flows underground at the level of rue Jean Jaurès, from the traffic circle to the train station.

In a spirit of ecological recovery of the river, the SIAVB has launched a project to reopen the Bièvre in the city center.

Thus, work will take place on the land next to our tourist office, for a period of 3 to 5 months, starting February 8, 2021.

ATTENTION: the parking of the station will be partially accessible during this period.


From this summer on, you will be able to enjoy nature in the city, the river, the plants and the biodiversity that makes this beautiful environment live. Our tourist office will become “the house of the valley”.


  • Restore the ecological and landscape continuity of the river
  • Improve biodiversity by recreating a complete ecosystem
  • To return the Bièvre to its residents and to offer to the inhabitants and tourists a natural space of quality
  • To bring an island of freshness in the heart of the city


Photomontage project status © SMall paysagiste


During the first half of 2021, the artists’ collective Adada, the cultural operator Des ricochets sur les pavés and the people of Jouy-en-Josas will develop animations and a street show on the theme of the renaturation of the Bièvre River in Jouy-en-Josas. The public performances will take place along the river during the spring of 2021 as well as during the European Heritage Days (18-19/09/2021).

1st phase of animations: from 5 to 6 june 2021

What? A participative and sensitive experience through open-air workshops along the Bièvre River. Go home full of memories!

Where? Jardin Oberkampf, 2 rue Oberkampf, in Jouy-en-Josas

Who is it for? Everyone, from 7 to 107 years old!

→ Bring a small glass jar (for example, a cleaned jam jar, without a label)

When ? Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 june 2021.

How long? 1h30. Workshop times: 10am, 11:30am, 2:30pm, 4pm.

How much (fee)? It’s FREE

How (reservation) ? Registration is mandatory with Elise : –


From 11 to 15/01, Jouy welcomed these artists in residence in order to make them discover the city & its history, by meeting the local associations, the museums and the elected officials. The first stage of their creative work also allowed them to locate the living and dead branches of the Bièvre, as well as its related rustic.

“Guided by the president of the Historical Research Group of Jouy and the president of the tourist office, the members of the company were able to discover the emblematic places of the city. Accompanied by a lecturer, they also visited the Toile de Jouy museum, an important heritage element of the town and beyond. Rich of all these discoveries, the company is working on the creation of a customized artistic tour. “Ricochets on the cobblestones

The next residences of the collective in Jouy-en-Josas :

  • From 1st to 06/06/2021.

Organized as part of the cultural season Bièvre – ImaginaireS 2021


“The river and its watershed become the artists’ playground. The issues related to the transformation of landscapes, to the construction sites of reopening of the river constitute an ideal ground to encourage an organic and artistic approach of the cities. “Ricochets on the cobblestones


The previous achievements of the cultural operator Des ricochets sur les pavés

Objective: to highlight the Bièvre River through various artistic creations, within the framework of Bièvre – ImaginaireS


2020 cultural season: “Elsewhere in…”, with the KMK Walk Committee, in Fresnes, Rungis and Wissous.
2019 cultural season: “Mirages”, with the collective Ne rougissez pas! in Arcueil.
2018 cultural season: “Reflets d’écoutes”, with Stéphane Marin (Espaces sonores company) and Sara Donati, and “Weeks-ends in the park” by the collective La folie kilomètre, in Massy.
Cultural season 2017 : “Ligne de vie”, with the Caracol company, in Arcueil.
Cultural season 2016 : Diptych “Résurgence” and “Open Source”. Double creation at the manufacture of Gobelins (Paris 13) and at Buc, with the Tangibles company. Edition of an archeography collection in the Bièvre region (available for sale at 20 €).