Appartement 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, Appartement 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 Appartement Fontaine Stravinsky.
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  • What a great place to sit and people watch. Great sculptures and street art is eye candy, and sometimes there are street performers. All just next to the Pompidou Center. And just a few blocks away on...  more »
  • I think very good contrast and jewelery in the fountain sculptures of modern art, is very cool, the Church in the background. It is beside the fountain restaurant is filled with good atmosphere.
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  • A beautiful Fountain with its many works of art that make it great. The fountain is located in a square where you can stop x relax x breathe the atmosphere in this corner of Paris. Highly recommended
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