Musee de la Sculpture en Plein Air Open Air Museum in Paris
The Musee de la Sculpture en Plein Air is one of the free museums in Paris located within the Jardin Tino Rossi Gardens and dotted around in the open air along the banks of the River Seine you can discover sculptures from many famous artists.
About the Musee de la Sculpture en Plein Air Museum
Only opened when the Jardin Tino Rossi was developed in 1980, the Musee de la Sculpture en Plein Air basically translates to the museum of sculpture in open air, so this is a place you would definitely want to visit on a nice day.
Located very close to the Jardin des Plants, you will find the open air sculpture museum which is spread over an area of approximately 600 metres along the bank of the River Seine by the Quai Saint Bernard, extending from the Place Valhubert though to the Pont de Sully bridge.
It provides an art lovers paradise in a lovely location that is ideal to take a walk or enjoy a picnic, and there are around 50 different sculptures that date from the 20th century, which are all dotted around the Jardin Tino Rossi Gardens surrounded by different plants and trees.
The trees such as weeping willows and old plane trees were here long before this garden in Paris and the open-air sculpture museum, but these along with many other varieties of trees and plants provide a lovely backdrop to the sculptures.
And one beneficial thing is that they are not roped or fenced off, so you can get right up close to the sculptures from all different artists, many of them famous like Ossip Zadkine and the Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali. You can also get to see a sculpture by Constantin Brancusi one by Nicolas Schoffer and many, many others.
In fact another sculpture is by Etienne Martin, but you could also discover others by this French sculptor that are dotted around Paris, such as within the Parc de Bercy park and the Tuileries Gardens by the Italian restaurant called the Cafe Reale.
So, as you can tell, there are some very unusual 20th century sculptures to be seen at the Musee de la Sculpture en Plein Air, not forgetting the Jardin Tino Rossi for relaxation or summer entertainment in Paris by the waters edge of the river Seine.
Access to Musee de la Sculpture en Plein Air Museum
Located in the 5th Arrondissement of Paris in the Latin Quarter along the south bank of the River Seine, the Jardin Tino Rossi Garden is open 24 hours a day throughout the year, which is where you will find this museum in Paris.
Although some parts are accessible to the disabled, the most convenient way to get to the park and its open-air sculpture museum, which is completely free of charge, are via the steps located in front of the Arab World Institute near the Pont de Sully end of the garden.
Different means of public transport in Paris will get you to the Musee de la Sculpture en Plein Air such as the Metro station called the Quai de la Rappe on line 5, or the Gare d’Austerlitz train station, which is also the RER train stop. You could also opt for the Batobus water bus or the Paris buses numbered 24, 63, 67, 86 and 89 that will get you close by.
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