Unsuspected places are hidden in the recesses of Paris. We propose you to leave, in this top 5, to discover the most unusual statues and sites of Paris.
The Wall of Montmartre
A stone’s throw from the Sacré-Coeur, take rue Norvins. You will discover a man who seems to cross a wall . “Pass Wall” comes from a collection of short stories by Marcel Aymé that tells the story of a modest administrative employee who discovers the possibility of passing through the walls. The sculpture was inaugurated on February 29, 1989.
The man at the window, Montmartre
Let’s stay in Montmartre and take the direction of Eugène Carrière Street. A mosaic man leans out the window . The curtains are carved in stone. This work to contemplate was realized in 1983.
Love locks from Pont des Arts
A padlock to symbolize his love . Sometimes it has the names of those who hang them. At other times, a date is written on the object. Right after, the custom is for the key to be thrown next to the Pont des Arts (mostly in the water).
The Dragon Fountain at Augusta Holmes Square
In the middle of the square, a dragon emerges from the access wall of the underground water production plant . This glass monster would be oriented between Seine (Yin) and Sun (Yang). At night, it comes alive with multicolored reflections.
The Pyramid of Parc Monceau
Less known than the pyramid of the Louvre, that of Monceau Park was created in 1769 , at the request of Philippe d’Orleans, Duke of Chartres. You can not visit the inside of the pyramid. But according to legend, there is in the main room a statuette of the goddess Isis, another frenzy of Freemasons.
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