Tourist signage: from idea to installation with Polymobyl

Whether it’s a natural area or a monument, an urban route or an interpretation trail, creating tourist sign age is a time-consuming task. Polymobyl can provide assistance from design to installation for projects that are entirely à la carte.

Tourist signage: media, formats and challenges

Any project to develop a site for visitors requires a number of steps, the first of which is careful questioning. Before deciding which tourist signage materials to use, it’s important to consider the project as a whole. The signage of a tourist attraction meets three essential needs: to inform and orientate visitors, to enhance its heritage and to blend in with its surroundings. These three axes are then adapted to the project, the site and the desired visual identity. Signage supports come in a variety of shapes, sizes and functions:
  • masts and arrows are generally used for directional purposes;
  • information panels can be wall-mounted or free-standing;
  • wall signs are particularly suitable for concise information or images ;
  • totems are excellent for providing information and direction, as they can be seen from a distance;
  • Lecterns and orientation tables are used to display visuals, identity elements or tourist information, for example.
Last but not least, signage in public spaces must withstand the test of time, as well as vandalism. For this, the choice of materials (aluminum, steel, Plexiglas…) is essential, as is the quality of the printing or engraving processes.
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Your signage project from audit to installation

Polymobyl provides comprehensive support for all tourist itinerary development projects. This begins with an in-depth audit of the site, to get a precise idea of the space and layout possibilities. Our design office then draws up a detailed costed project, including 2D and 3D plans, sketches, technical data sheets… The aim is to enable you to project yourself and validate the guidelines of the signage project with you. Finally, our workshop in the Rhône-Alpes region will manufacture and personalize your media, which we will then install on site. Successful signage requires an in-depth study phase. Together, we define the design, study the graphic charter, choose the types of media and materials, and consider thelayout of the signage for a customized result.

Our tourist signage projects in France

Polymobyl has designed and carried out numerous projects in the field of tourist signage. One of these is the biodiversity interpretation circuit set up in the Vallon de l’Yzeron sensitive natural area. This site of major ecological interest is a shared space, open to visitors. Signage had to be unobtrusive, while providing walkers with the information they needed to understand the site. Polymobyl designed the signage for the two discovery trails on the site. In the same spirit, we created the signage for the Plurien marsh in the Côtes-d’Armor, an exceptional setting at the heart of the Cap d’Erquy – Cap Fréhel Grand Site de France.

Signage can also highlight the cultural or historical interest of a site, or evoke the personalities who lived there. This is the case in Villefranche-sur-Saône, where we have created a commemorative stele in the likeness of Simone Veil.

Whether it’s a natural site or a cultural itinerary, informative or directional signage, take advantage of Polymobyl’s expertise for optimal design.

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