French wilderness ideal for modern art ‘gallery’

Hikers on the 150km Refuge d’Art trail in Haute-Provence can see several works of art by renowned British environmental artist Andy Goldsworthy, which were created to fit into the landscape

Several works by British sculptor Andy Goldsworthy, famous for his outdoor art installations, can now be found along a 150km hiking trail in southeast France

Works by a British artist known for creating ephemeral outdoor pieces from natural materials found on-site form part of a new 150km “art” hiking route in south east France.

Sculptor Andy Goldsworthy created the route, named the Refuge d’Art, in the Unesco Geopark reserve in collaboration with the Gassendi Museum in Digne-les-Bains and the Réserve Géologique de Haute-Provence. It is the largest public collection of his work.

The route takes 10 days to complete and crosses the exceptional landscapes of the Haute-Provence park, which is equidistant between Nice, Marseille and Grenoble.

The 63-year-old artist ...

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