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MOAT OF THE CHÂTEAU DES DUCS DE BRETAGNE
Fit for a queen
PATRICK DOUGHERTY
A PROJECT CREATED BY THE CITY’S PARK AND ENVIRONMENT DPT.

American artist Patrick Dougherty has developed a singular set of skills constructing vegetal and ephemeral structures made of branches, swirling in perpetual movement, and sometimes reaching monumental proportions.

His sculptures invent new spaces that visitors are invited to enter and explore, allowing them to rediscover a site that has suddenly been revealed and modified through these tangled-branch structures, complete with their own passageways and windows.

In the castle moat, Patrick Dougherty has created a dialogue between the solid stone castle, which has deeply marked the city’s history, and a fragile, vibrant and ephemeral installation made with students from the city’s best schools during a workshop that began in June.


© Martin Argyroglo


OPENING HOURS
Accessible 7 days a week from 10.00 to 19.00. Closed on 25 December and 1 January.
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Château des ducs de Bretagne
4 Place Marc Elder
44000 Nantes
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Tél. 0 811 46 46 44 (Service gratuit + prix appel€/min)
Tél. +33 2 51 17 49 48 (depuis l'étranger / from abroad)
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