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After a long dreary winter, our wait for a warm and sunny weekend is over. Spring has finally arrived, late but most welcomed. I made this trip to the Fondation Pieere Gianadda last year at about the same time.

Fondation Pierre Gianadda is a museum located in Martigny – which is about an hour by car from us, lies beneath the Alps and situated just outside the San Bernardo tunnel which connects Switzerland with Italy.

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I(Chris) posted previously about their La cour de Marc Chagall. Here is the rest of the sculpture park – their official web site which has a list of the artists.

Constantin Brancusi and Alexander Calder

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On the ground of the garden is another exhibition space which is dedicated the inventions of Leonardo da Vinci.

Sam Szafran

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I visited in late April 2012 in the midst of Spring – so every plant was freshly green.

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The place probably looks rather different in winter with snow cover.

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There is not much for me to say, other than to come visit and see the real thing up close and personal. Many of the pieces are quite large and one can touch them.

Henry Moore.

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The sculptures and the  location of the garden in the mountain reminded me of the Hakone Open Air Museum in Japan.

Niki de Saint Phalle

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It was a very nice place to spend an afternoon.

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  1. Certainly an unusual collection there 🙂

  2. Nice outdoor museum. Lucas loves to sculpt.

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