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Carre d'Art
Designed by the architect Sir Norman Foster, Carré d'Art houses the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Library. The museum prides itself on its extensive modern art collection and library holdings. The bold architecture of the building makes it one of the major contemporary achievements of the 2,000 year-old city. Nimes, France.

Musee National D’Art Moderne, Centre D’Art Et De Culture Goerge Pompidou
The Starvinsky Fountain, based on musical themes of composer Igor Stravinsky, is a collaborative effort by Niki de Saint Phalle and Jean Tinguely. Colorful creatures rise and fall while spouting water and mechanized jets of water shoot across the fountain surface.
Rue Saint-Merri, 75191 Paris. Contact: Vitia Kirchner, public affairs. (33-1) 44 78 12 33 or 42 77 11 12 (information). Fax (33-1) 44 78 12 07

Fondation Maeght
Situated in the foothills of the maritime Alps overlooking the sea, the sculptures sit amid pools, terraces, and courtyards and in a grove of pine trees. Permanent and temporary work by Calder, Chagall, Giocometti, Hartung, Kandinsky, Leger, Miro, Riopelle, and Soulages. Admission fee.
Route de Passe-Prest, Saint-Paul-de-Vence 06570. Contact: Julia Lamboley. (33) 93 32 81 63. Fax (33-93) 32 53 22. Open 10a.m. to 7p.m., July through Oct,; 10a.m. to 12:30p.m. and 2:30p.m. to 6p.m., Nov. through June.

Enter through passageways from rue St Honore to the cour d’honneur and you will see 450 free standing black & white vertically striped Concrete pillars, "Les deux plateaux," a sculpture by Daniel Buren. Adjacent to the Buren is another courtyard with kinetic sculpture-fountains by Pol Bury. The gardens are located between two parallel north-south alignments of linden trees. The space is used for changing exhibitions. Paris, France

Picasso Museum, Courtyard Sculpture Park
The Musée Picasso is situated in the heart of historic Paris. Today, there are 203 paintings, 191 sculptures, 85 ceramics, and over 3000 drawings, engravings, and manuscripts by Picasso in the museum. Besides the personal collection of Picasso, the museum also has some works of Cézanne and Matisse.
Hôtel Salé, 5, rue de Thorigny , 75003 Paris, France.

Villa Carmaniola Park
This beautiful sculpture park has the most overwhelming view of the French Riviera in between Monaco and Nice. Today, more and more artists, from different countries, work everydya on site. The park has become the symbol of a place of beauty, creativity, freedom and happiness.
Chemin St.Michel, Villa Carminiola, 06230 Ville Franche Sur Mer. Tel: +33 6 08 17 78 97

Musee Rodin
Over 25 monumental bronzes by Rodin, as well as Rodin’s collection of classical sculpture. The buildings on the former mansion property were at one time used as studios by artists such as Cocteau, Duncan, Matisse, Rilke, and Rodin. The museum collection includes The Thinker, The Gates of Hell, Balzac, and The Burghers of Calais, as well as 500 other works displayed inside the museum. Admission fee.
Hotel Biron 77, rue de Varenne 75007 Paris. Contact: Stephanie le Follic, assisstant director. (33-1) 44 18 61 10. Fax (33-1) 45 51 17 52. Open daily except Mon.


de Vassiviere en Limousin
Located on a 70 Hectare wooded island in Lake Vassiviere, near Limoges. Grounds have 23 site-specific sculptures. Most work is created on site at facilities on the island and addresses the theme "man in nature." National and international artists include Bailly, Barclay, Boullion, Couturier, Goldsworthy, Jones Jugnet, Nash, Pistoletto, Tsuchiya, and others.
Ile de Vassiviere, 877120 Beaumont-du-lac. Contact: Christine Devriendt. (33-55) 69 27 27. Fax (33-55) 69 29 31. Open daily except Mon.; Apr. to Oct., 11a.m. to 1p.m., 2p.m. to 7p.m.; Nov. to Mar., 11a.m. to 1p.m., 2p.m. to 6p.m.


Domaine De Kerguehennec, Centre D’Art Contemporain
The 15th Century chateau is now a center for contemporary art as well as a cultural meeting center with a garden designed by the Buhler brothers. Sculpture in the surrounding park includes work by Finlay, Long and other contemporary European sculptors.
56500 Bignan Tel: 02 97 60 44 44, Fax: 02 97 60 44 00. Email: Free admission, open all year.


Chateau De Pourtales
Ten site-specific sculpture in a 70acre forest setting with a lake. Features national and international artists including Ernest, Flanagan, and Krouth.
Schiller University, 161 rue Melanie, 67000 Strasbourg. Administered by Centre European d’Actions Artistiques Contemporaine (CEAAC), 7 rue de l’Abreuvior, 6700 Strausbourg. Contact: Evelyne Loux. (33-88) 25 69 70. Fax (33-88) 35 59 77.


Crestet, Centre D’Art Contemporaine
Approximately seven works exhibited on the grounds of the center. Artist in residence program.
Chemin de la Verriere-84110 Le Crestet. Contact: Jany Bourdais, director. (33-90) 36 34 85, (33-90) 36 35 00. Fax (33-90) 36 36 20.

  Dungeon of Vez
Bought by auctioneer, Francis Briest, in 1988, the dungeon was remodelled into a museum with works by Calder and others inside. The gardens haves culptures by Bourdelle. Open to the public. 1 hour north of Paris in Picardie region, near Seulis. France. 22-3 44 88 55 18

More than 100 sculptures for the annual Festival Des Arts are positioned on a lawn adjacent to the Mediterranean, with several pieces in the sea. National and international artists have participated in the festival including Arman, Brillant, Cesar, Kat, Nall, Piono, Ruba and Sosno.
16 Bd Marechal-Joffre, 06310 Beaulieu-sur-Mer. Contact: Gilles Kat, president, or Nicole Durand, international representitive. Tel/Fax (33-93) 01 00 97.


Fondation Cartier Pour L’Art Contemporain
Group visits by appointment only. Includes work by national and international artist, such as Arman, Barney, Bill. Boltanski, Calle, Coleman, Di Rosa, Dietman, Finlay, Sechas, and others. Admission fee.
261, boulevard Raspail, 75014 Paris. Contact: Linda Chenit, public relations. (33-1) 421 856 50. Fax (33-1) 42 18 56 52. Open daily, except Mon., from noon to 8p.m.


The Galerie Beaubourg Sculpture Garden
Terraced gardens, courtyards and ponds with approximately 40 changing contemporary sculptures. Works by Cesar, Dado, de Saint Phalle, Klowsowski, Paladino, Schanabel, Stella, Tinguely, and others.
Chateau Notre- Dame-des-Fleurs, Vence. Contact Pierre Nahon. (33-93) 93 24 52 00.


Jardin De Sculptures Musee D’ Art Contemporain
The garden includes 18 contemporary sculptures in a rustic, landscaped site where natural objects, including boulders and rocky outcrops, are used as sculptural elements.
Avenue des Bains, 59140 Dunkerque, Nord. (33-28) 62 21 65. Open daily, 10a.m. to 7p.m.


La Napoule Art Foundation, Henry Clews Memorial
A chateau restored by American sculptor Henry Clews, Jr. in 1918, with the adjoining garden created to exhibit his sculptures. Admission fee.
Chateau de la Napoule, la Napoule-Plage 06210, Alpes Maritimes. (33-92) 49 95 05. Fax (33-92) 97 62 71. Guided tours given Mar. through Oct., 3p.m. to 4p.m., except Tues.


Musee De Sculpture De Plein Air De La Ville De Paris
Features sculpture by national and international artists, such as Brancusi, Cardenas, Colvin, Curie, Di Teana, Highstein, Kiyomizu, Martin, Rougmont and Schoffe.
Quai Saint-Bernard, 75005 Paris. Contact: Daniele Guyot. (33-1) 42 76 66 76. Fax (33-1) 40 46 84 27.


Musee Zadkine
The late 19th-century house in which the sculptor Ossip Zadkine lived and worked now exhibits the permanent collection of more than 100 sculptures, exhibited in the house and in the garden. The garden features a number of large bronzes, as well as two stone sculptures. Temporary exhibitions of Zadkine’s work and exhibitions of other artists work are held in the former studio. Tour fee.
100 bis, rue d’Assas, 75006 Paris. Contact: N. Marchal. (33-1) 43 26 91 90. Fax (33-1) 40 46 84 27. Visit by appointment.

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