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Beddington Fine Art Gallery Gardens
Le Mas du Murier
Route de Seillans
83830 Bargemon
Tel/Fax  : +33 (0) 494 766 406

The sculpture gardens opened June 2010 with the presentation of 14  steel shadow sculptures by Stefan Szczesny. Around 70 sculptures, ceramics  and installations are on display in ancient olive groves of seven hectare gardens, including artworks by the  following  artists:

Phil Billen, Thiébaut Chagué, Christian Destieu, Kate Malone,  Herman Krikhaar, Kubach & Kropp, Frédéric Lange, Jacques Renoir, Celia Scott, Pierre Theunissen,  Marika af Trolle, and Daniel Van de Velde.

Guy and Michèle Beddington are the original founders of Beddington Fine Art Bargemon.

Open all year by appointment only. Admission is charged.


Centre International d'art et du Paysage: Sculpture Woodland
Ile de Vassiviere,
Beaumont du Lac 87120,
(Near Limoges)
Tel: 05-55-69-27-27

The island of Vassiviere is a site for sculpture and land art, located in woodlands, forests and open meadows. The island itself has been treated as, and is considered, a postmodern earth work by the Centre International d'art et du Paysage, crafted to create a new territory devoted to contemporary art.

The sculpture woodland welcomes international artists conceiving permanent and temporary works, monumental or discreet. At the start of this island project the Art Centre invited artists to produce works in situ. Andy Goldsworthy, Marylène Negro, and Michelangelo Pistoletto among others, created  works for the island, inspired by the place and its history. Later artists were invited to respond to the landscape and environment, with Gilles Clément for instance working toward a landscape plan for the Vassivière territory.

The integration of new works in the sculpture woodland by Adel Abdessemed, Marco Boggio Sella, Yona Friedman, Ilya et Emila Kabakov, Olivier Mosset, Victor Man and Michael Sailstorfer is creating a new dynamic in this park, which now hosts around 50 artworks.

Open all year round, free of charge.


Chateau de La Napoule
BP 940
06210 Mandelieu-La Napoule
Tel: + 33 (0) 4 93 49 95 05

This 14th century Chateau was restored, lived in and worked in by American sculptor Henry Clews from 1918. Gardens were created for the display of his sculptural works and various galleries and performance spaces developed in the buildings for exhibitions and events. There is also an artist in residency programme. 

The Chateau is open every day, opening hours are seasonal. Check information on the website for more details.



Crestet Centre d’Art
Chemin de la Verrière
84110 Crestet
Tel: + 33 (0) 4 90 36 35 00

This Art Centre is nestled in the stone village of Crestet in the Provence. The Centre itself hosts changing exhibitions of contemporary art, whilst the woodlands surrounding the building are host to a collection of permanent sculpture placed in amongst the trees.


Domaine de Kerguehennec: Sculpture Park
56500 Bignan (Locmine)
Tel: 02 9760.4444/ 9760.4400

Opened in 1986, this 420-acre estate is complete with chateau, arboretum, sculpture park, cafe, library and studios for artists-in-residence, and 25 acre lake.
Sculptures outdoors include work done by Mario Merz, Matt Mullican, Dan Graham, Louise Bourgeois, Keith Sonnier, Richard Long and Ulrich Ruckriem.


Dungeon of Vez
1 hour north of Paris in Picardie region
near Seulis
Tel: 22-3

Bought by auctioneer, Francis Briest, in 1988, the dungeon was remodelled into a contemporary art exhibition space with changing exhibitions inside. The gardens have sculptures by Bourdelle.


Essaim-Art Sculpture Garden
Beaulieau-sur-Mer, (Cote d'Azur)

Situated in small landscaped park across from the Casino and overlooking and across the street from the Mediterranean is a collection of well displayed sculptures by regional artists. Each summer the City sponsors an international sculpture competition "Les Festival des Arts" both in this park and on median strip of the main beachfront promenade. Benbow Bullock won 2nd prize with his painted steel "Rainmaker", in the 5th Festival in 1994; now in their permanent outdoor collection.


Fondation Maeght
St Paul de Vence.
Tel: +33 (0)4 93 32 81 63

Set high on a hilltop overlooking the Mediterranean - the impressive sculptures sit within the grounds of the foundation. Temporary and permanent works by Alexander Calder, Alberto Giaccometti and Joan Miro are on display.

The Foundation is open from 10am till 6pm October till June, and 10am till 7pm from July till September.


“Garden of Peace" by Isamu Noguchi (1958)
7 Place de Fontenay, 75007
Tel: + 33 (0)1-45-68-03-71

The Garden of Peace, designed by sculptor Isamu Noguchi for the UNESCO building, is a tranquil garden in the middle of a bustling urban setting, inspired by Japanese garden design. In addition to cherry trees, plum trees and bamboo, Noguchi also installed a Peace Fountain.


La Vallon du Villaret
F - 48190 Bagnols-les-Bains
Tel : + 33 4 66 47 63 76
E :

Le Vallon du Villaret, created in 1993, is a contemporary sculpture garden within a forest space. Sculptors, architects and sound installation artists have all contributed to the space with a mix of temporary and permanent thematic installations focusing on providing opportunities for play. This park offers fun activities and enjoyment for both adults and children. Le Vallon du Villaret has hosted works by David Nash and Andy Goldsworthy and features permanent interactive works by Jean Peiere Delettre and John Racamier. Artists' residencies are offered.

The trail is 2 km long and it will take around 3 hours to discover its treasures.

Open from April till September only, from 10am to 6.45pm (10.30am April-June). Last admittance is at 4.30pm. Admission is charged.


Les Jardins de Drulon
18170 Loye-sur-Arnon
Tel: + 33 (0) 2 48 56 65 96

Forty miles south of Bourges in the middle of France literally, is this fabulous XV century restored chateau, garden and grounds. In addition to the beautifully landscaped 150,000 square meters of gardens and pathways is a changing exhibition of sculptures. Each year 40 new French artists are invited to create new sculptures as artists-in-residence at the chateau. The sculpture park is open from April to the 1st of October.


Le Jardin Malet a Angouleme
City of Angouleme

In the heart of the Angouleme overlooking the Charente River is a wonderful sculpture park. Sculptors are all national, including Emmanuel Pierre, Alain Villette, Cecile Bonduelle, and Pierre Digan.


Lieu d'Art et d'Action Contemporaine (LAAC): Jardin de Sculptures
Avenue de Bains
59140 Dunkerque
Parking rue des chantiers de France
Tel : +33 (0)3 28 29 56 00

The Sculpture Garden has approximately 20 sculptures in a landscaped setting, including works by Anthony Caro and Arman. The Museum exhibits contemporary art by established and emerging artists.

Open daily, but opening hours are seasonal. Check website for up to date details. Admission is free.


Musée Parc Exposition Morales
Avenue des Pins - Z.I. la grand colle
13110 Port de Bouc

Twenty five miles west of Marseilles behind a walled enclosure are around 800 welded steel outdoor sculptures made by artist and former blacksmith Raymond Morales. Since 1980 Morales has been developing his Mediterranean sea-front sculpture park.


Musée Rodin
Hotel Biron, 75bis,
Rue de Varenne 7507
Tel: + 33 (0) 1 44 18 61 10

The State’s collection of works by sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) are housed in the 18th Century building Hotel Biron. Musee Rodin opened to the public two years after Rodin’s death in 1919. Remodelled in 1993 by landscape architect Jacques Sgard, the Hotel Biron’s 3-hectare garden now houses a priceless collection of Rodin’s work.

Open daily, except Mondays. Open hours are seasonal, check the Information page on the website for up to date details. Admission is charged.


Musée de la Sculpture en Plein Air
Jardin Tino Rossi
Quai Saint-Bernard 
75005 Paris

Sculpture in the Jardin Tino Rossi, overlooking the River Seine, includes works by Constantin Brancusi, Guy de Rougmont, and Marta Colvin.

Open all day, all year round. Free of charge.


Musée Zadkine
100 bis rue d' Assas,
Paris 75006
Tel: +33 (0)1-55-42-77-20

Around 300 sculptures are on display in the19th-century house & garden of sculptor Ossip Zadkinenow (1890-1967), in addition to drawings and tapestries by the artist.

Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 10am till 6pm. Admission to the garden is free of charge, however the museum charges an entrance fee.


Parc d'art Vivant (Art Alive Park)
Abbaye de Maubuisson
Avenue Richard de Tour
95310 Saint-Ouen-l’Aumône
Tel.: + 33(0)1.34643610

The Parc d’art Vivant at the Cistercian Abbaye of Maubuisson at Saint-Ouen-l’Aumône hosts an ambitious programme of contemporary art. Both emerging and established artists are invited to conceive installations or sculptures for the park, such as Erik Samakh, Stéphane Calais, ORLAN and François-Xavier Courrèges. The sculpture park opened in 2004.

Open every day of the year, except on May 1, December 25 and January 1. From September 15 to March 13 : 8.00 am – 6.30 pm. From March 14 to September 14 : 7.00 am – 9.00 pm. Admission to the sculpture park is free of charge.


Parc de Pourtales
Chateau de Pourtales
161, rue Mélanie
F-67000 Strasbourg
Tel.: +33 (0) 3 88 45 84 61
E: (Centre Europeen d’Actions Artistiques Contemporaine)

The 18th Century Chateau de Pourtales now acts as a retreat, events centre and hotel, with a collection of small and large scale sculpture in the surrounding parklands by both national and international artists. The sculpture collection is administered by the Centre Europeen d’Actions Artistiques Contemporaine (CEAAC) which produces art projects for the public realm.


Picasso Museum, Courtyard Sculpture Park
Hotel Sale
5, rue de Thorigny
75003 Paris
Tel : + 33 (0) 1 42 71 25 21

Over 3000 works by Pablo Picasso are housed in this national museum, including drawings, paintings, collages, ceramics and sculpture. In addition to the Picasso collection, changing exhibitions by other artists are also on display. The building was once a 17th Century hotel, restored and leased to the State in 1985 for the purposes of housing and displaying Picasso’s works. Sculptures are displayed on the hotel grounds in the courtyard.

The Museum is open from 9.30am till 5.30pm from October to March, and 9.30am till 6pm from April to September. Closed on Tuesdays. Admission is charged.


Steine an der Grenze
66663 Merzig
(Located along the border between Büdingen Saarwellingen, Germany and Launstroff Waldwisse, France.)

The Steine an der Grenze (Stones along the Border) project is located along the French/German border, the site of a former International Sculpture Symposium established by sculptor Paul Schneider, which took place from 1986 to 1992.

There are 26 sculptures in stone on display, accessible daily free of charge.

A photographic project by Jurgen Kiltz of Stones along the Border can be viewed online:


Tuileries Gardens
Adjacent to the Louvre, Place de la Concorde and L’Orangerie
Paris, France

The Tuileries Gardens has 33 sculptures displayed among its Baroque statues, tailored lawns, plantings and tree-lined parades. Sculptures by Auguste Rodin, Henry Moore, Max Ernst are surrounded by those of Alain Kirili, Carl Andre, Magdelena Abakanowicz, Louise Bourgeois, Ellsworth Kelly and 18 of Arisitide Mailliol's bronze nudes.

Open to the public, free of charge.


Le Vent des Forets
Mairie 55260

A space of art and landscape with over 120 works arranged along 45km of trails.



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Centre International d'art et du Paysage, Ile de Vassiviere, France

Centre International d'art et du Paysage, Ile de Vassiviere, France

Musee Rodin, Paris, France

Musee Rodin, Paris, France

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