Valenciennes Poster


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Destination Valenciennes where Wim' makes you discover his Town Hall! Located Place d'Armes, and dating from the 17th century, this building is a mix of Gothic architecture typical of the Spanish Netherlands and northern France. In 1940, most of Valenciennes was in the flames of a devastating fire and only the facade of the Hôtel de Ville survived: its historic belfry, comprising the clock and the Valenciennes sculpture defending its ramparts, collapsed in the catastrophe.

It is here that a contemporary work called Valenciennes and signed by the sculptor Jean-Baptiste Métais is installed. "The arrow" or "the obelisk" is a kind of giant needle engraved with 2000 words collected from the people of Valenciennes who talk about their city. It is inspired by the functions of the vanished belfry: place of meetings, concord, exchanges, protection; but also a symbol of passing time and communal freedoms...

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Product size 30x40cm
Available Sizes 50x70cm
Frame Not Included
Paper Type Textured Prestige Paper 300g/m2
Permanent Offers FREE DELIVERY from 2 Posters purchased + Buy 3 Posters GET ONE FREE
Packaging Poster in Blister Packaging / Rigid envelope 20gr, Reinforced with 2 cardboards inside
Mailing Shipping within 48 hours + Postal Delay