16 sculptures in motion on a water basin
one of the curiosities of the Halles district

It is also called the Fountain of Automatons. It is located between the Forum des Halles and the Centre Pompidou. These sculptures were commissioned by the Mayor of Paris and the then Mayor Jacques Chirac.

It was created by Jean Tinguely and Niki de Saint Phalle in 1983. This fountain is a tribute to the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky.

There are 16 amusing or poetic sculptures that come to life on the water basin. Jean Tinguely chose black and steel and Nicky de Saint Phalle worked with fiberglass, polyester and color. Motors and water are used to set the sculptures in motion.

Stroll around the fountain and listen to the sound of the sculptures...

the heart of Niki de St Phalle Stravinsky fountain
sculpture by Jean Tinguely and Nicky de Saint Phalles Fountain Stravinsky
the elephant of Nicky de Saint Phalles
the mermaid fountain Stravinsky

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