The Arc de Triomphe as you have never seen it!
Like all great artists, even after his death in May 2020, Christo continues to live through his art. His work "The Arc de Triomphe, wrapped" will be on display until Sunday, October 3. He was particularly keen to have this work done because it represents the continuation of a project started in the 1960s, when the couple Christo and Jeanne-Claude had the idea of "packing" monuments around the world.
7,000 meters of red rope and more than 25,000 square meters of fabric will cover the Arc de Triomphe, a project in favor of contemporary creation and the enhancement of one of the most emblematic monuments of Paris and France.
The monument and its terrace will remain accessible to the public for the duration of the project. The assembly and dismantling operations are also part of the artistic creation process and the most curious will be able to witness them while strolling along the Champs Élysées.
The project was entirely self-financed thanks to the sale of Christo's original works. To find out more, visit the official website of the Arc de Triomphe.
Open every day from 10am to 11pm. Last access 45 minutes before the monument closes.
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