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Circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve is open

August 17 to November 18, 2018

The Circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve is one‑way and divided into two lanes: the left lane for sports enthusiasts and the right lane for vehicles.

Plan your trip and avoid unpleasant surprises by consulting often the important notices or the schedule of activities and events that are of interest to you.

Parc Jean-Drapeau
Girafes

Girafes

The art work was created by Robert Roussil in 1965 for the La Ronde amusement park. Made of black-painted reinforced steel shaped into rods, this piece, which originally did not have a name, looks like a group of giraffes, hence the nickname.

In 1966, the sculpture was loaned to the National Film Board (NFB) for a film shoot and was damaged while it was being transported. Because of the damage, the artist refused to sign his name on the work, and decided not to display it at Expo 67.

Stored in the Acier Ahuntsic Steel yard and then purchased by the City of Montréal, the work made its way to Parc Jean‑Drapeau in 1971 for the Man and His World exhibition.

Schedule

All year 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Getting to the art piece

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