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...