The Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire is playing art gallery for its 15th Art Season, showcasing original works of art inspired by nature by international artists.
Just a couple of hours outside of Paris is where the Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire is found, where on its sprawling grounds a castle sits majestically. It is on these grounds that every year the Domain hosts the Art Season where international artists are invited to showcase their works of art. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the event and 15 artists will pepper the 32 hectares of the site with original creations, all inspired by nature. Amongst the works being showcased in and around the castle is John Grade's Reservoir, a stunning sculpture found on the Historic Grounds of the Domain representing rain with the droplets falling through two nets supported by trees. From afar the stunning sculpture looks like a glistening chandelier hung magically in the middle of a forest and while up close visitors are able to see that the droplets can actually hold rain or snow with the nets bouncing up and down depending on the weight of the water the droplets catch, creating an interactive sculpture that nature itself controls. The Art Season will run until the 30th of October and makes for a perfect time to discover the castle and its grounds as they are turned into an art gallery filled with unexpected works of art.