Fontaine Stravinsky, Paris

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A whimsical public fountain ornamented with 16 works of sculpture, plus moving and spraying water representing the works of composer Igor Stravinsky, Fontaine Stravinsky was created in 1983 by sculptors Jean Tinguely and Niki de Saint Phalle. The fountain is a shallow basin of 580 sq m (6,243 sq ft) above the Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique, an organization devoted to promoting modern music and musicology. Because of the offices and rooms below, the fountain was designed to be as lightweight as possible, with very shallow water, a bottom of stainless steel, and sculptures composed of plastic and other light materials. Before you head to Paris, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Paris trip itinerary planner , to make sure you see all that Paris has to offer, including Fontaine Stravinsky.
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  • And completely come down! Such a pity! The water is really disgusting and the place a garbage dump! The many dirty pigs are also to blame, but not only!
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  • A variety of eclectic sculpture representing moments in Stravinsky's live with interesting wall art on one side of the square, busy lively cafes on the other - if you cannot get into those or don't wa...  more »
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  • The Fontaine Stravinsky (Stravinsky Fountain) is situated just outside Centre Pompidou in the Le Marais district of Paris. It is an intriguing fountain with 16 whimsical sculptures inspired by and to commemorate the late composer Igor Stravinsky. The fountain is turned off during the winter months and the pool emptied. However, the various sculptures are always interesting to see, even if just to imagine what the fountain looks like during warmer months of the year. It's fine to give the fountain a few minutes to view and enjoy before/after your visit to the Centre Pompidou.
  • Just behind the Centre G. Pompidou, this is a fun fountain to visit with interesting sculptures.
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