Nancy's Paris Blog

 

Hi, I'm Nancy Burke and welcome to my blog. I've lived in France on the outskirts of Paris for over 20 years with my husband, Rob, and a little more recently, our black cat Cassie. My friends tell me that I know more about Paris than most Parisians. I don't know about that but I do try to make the most of living in one of the world's greatest centers of culture, art and architecture. Most weekdays I'm out and about visiting museums, taking tours, or just experiencing French life. I was a long time director of the Friday Tour Group and I'm still an active member.

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1 August 2018

 

 

 

 “Stephane Thibet Détournement”

 

This highly intriguing installation conceived by the artist Stéphane Thibet diverts water from the Seine to enter and then meander inside through the Conciergerie’s Gothic columns before it gushes out as a waterfall and returns to the river. In 1910, the overflowing Seine left its mark on the columns that can be seen in the majestic Salle des Gens d’Armes. The artist successfully invited the water of the river to return once again but this time in a peaceful and controlled fashion. This ambitious undertaking using an elaborate and technical system required a pooling of expertise and craftsmanship including engineers, carpenters, 3D designers, mountaineers and others. The structure and path of the water reminded me of an old-fashioned roller coaster. What an amazing engineering and architectural feat not to be missed!

 

Hints:

1. This exhibition runs through 31 August 2018. The national monument is open every day except Tuesday from 9:30AM to 6:00PM.

2.Information is provided in French and English. The film is in French with French and English subtitles. However, it is primarily a visual experience.

 

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