There is a life beyond the “Ringroad” … come on and take a tour in the south suburb of Paris! If the weather is shiny, be curious, and try new adventures in Val-de-Marne!
An art treasure hunt in Vitry-Sur-Seine
If you are a contemporary art lover, a walk in Vitry-Sur-Seine will be for you as exciting as a chocolate egg hunt during Easter ! Not only known in France for street-art, Vitry is also famous for the numerous great artists who transformed the city into a gigantic open-air gallery. Hidden in a courtyard or nested on the stained-glass windows of a City hall, you just have to open your eyes to discover the secrets Vitry has you to tell…
1. Jean Dubuffet, Chaufferie avec cheminée 1970-1996
Who said that “traffic circle artist” was a pejorative name? The famous father of “Art Brut” (Outsider Art) Jean Dubuffet’s gigantic sculpture “Chaufferie avec cheminée” is proudly standing on the main roads of Vitry-sur-Seine, looking at the continuous ballet of cars.
Just in front the Mac/Val! Carrefour de la Libération 94400 Vitry-sur-Seine.
2. Piotr Kowalski, Signal 1974
This disco neon cube, signed by the founder of Technologic Art, Piotr Kowalski, lights up during the evening, and transforms one of the main places of Vitry into a big nightclub… Let’s dance!
1 place Jean Vilar 94400 Vitry-sur-Seine
Valeri Adami, 8 stained-glass windows 1985
Known for his big frescoes in Gare de Lyon and above all, the wall-painting decorating Châtelet Theater, Valerio Adami designed the 8 stunning painted glass windows of Vitry’s City hall, reminiscent of the famous Chapelle Matisse in Provence.
2 avenue Youri Gargarine 94400 Vitry-sur-Seine.