The Places

The salle des pas perdus

The 'salle des pas perdus' is a transitional space between the outside world and the domain of justice.
Vast and imposing with high ceilings, these halls see constant coming and going. This is probably one of the most frequented places in the law courts, where lawyers and their clients have a final discussion before entering the courtroom. Here also, journalists interview the different actors in a case.

Image n°1 : 'salle des pas perdus', Law Courts in Paris.

Tignous . 2009. felt-tip pen.

© Tignous

Image n°2 : courtroom des pas perdus, Parliament in Brittany.

Jean Salou. watercolour, 105x75 cm.

© Jean Salou