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VIDEO. "Exceptional", "moving": Cristo's packed Arc de Triomphe draws crowds

2021-09-18T17:49:43.599Z

The posthumous work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude is open to the public from this Saturday until October 3. The Arc de Triomphe packed in



“I find that quite moving”.

Laetitia Roggeman came with some friends to take pictures.

“I didn't think I would have the chance to see a work by Christo,” she rejoices, glancing at the new Arc de Triomphe located just behind her.

Like her, many came out of curiosity or admiration.

Place de l'Etoile is exceptionally pedestrianized this weekend on the occasion of heritage days.

When traffic resumes, the packed Arc de Triomphe will still be accessible until October 3.

Many visitors

"I came today because I saw that the streets were closed and it was an opportunity to come, to sit underneath and to see very closely this work which is nevertheless exceptional", says Sandrine. Buring who doesn't live very far away. If the work attracts crowds, it also raises questions. This is the case of Maud Leclerc who says she is "shared". On the one hand "art must live" but on the other "isn't it a boomer thing, people who have too much money, who don't know what to do with them and who say to themselves “come on, let's do something like wrap the Arc de Triomphe, it's going to be awesome” ”.

Source: leparis

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