The Cyclops
Bois des Pauvres, 91490 Milly-la-Forêt Driving directions
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Jul-Aug: daily except Mon-Tue 2pm-6.30pm; Apr-Jun and Sep-Oct: Fri and weekends 2pm-6.30pm


This huge sculpture made from steel and concrete stands in the middle of the Milly forest, in the Île-de-France region. It was created almost in secret in 1969 by Jean Tinguely, Niki de Saint-Phalle and other artists. Decorated with mirrors and cogwheels, the huge 22.5m-high head is further embellished with a pool of water that reflects the blue of the sky. Inside its strange labyrinth are works by artists close to Tinguely such as César, Giovanni Podesta, Larry Rivers etc.


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