The French are taking social distancing to the next level with these 3 upcoming underwater galleries


Intrigued by aqua life and museums? Well, providing you a chance to experience both at once is France with three new underwater sculpture museums. Set to open in the coming fall, the enchanting spaces will boast artworks by renowned artists submerged in the pristine waters of the country.


Visitors will be able to snorkel their way around three sculptures created by renowned artist Marc Petit and submerged under the Isolella Tower near Ajaccio – a town on the French island of Corsica. The artworks were procured by a collector named Francois Ollandini who also commissioned 18 other sculptures from Marc Petit -for display at a yet undisclosed location.

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Petit will also contribute a sculpture to the Musée Subaquatique, a snorkeling attraction in Marseille that is set to open this month. The underwater exhibit will display 10 with pieces by different artists, each installed 16 feet underwater near the Les Catalans beach in the city.

In addition to above, a submarine center will open in November in the Bay of Cannes. Ideal for those unwilling to dive in, the place will include a selection of six sculptures based on casts from faces of local volunteers, each placed just 13 feet below the surface. The underwater sculpture garden is conceptualized by British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor.

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If you’re in the mood to ogle at underwater art, you know where to head!

[Via: Tatler Hong Kong]