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Permanent work of art

Bassin du Commerce
Since May 27, 2017

 

Visible from 20th March to 1st November

From 7 am to 12 am, the jets run for 3 minutes every 15 minutes.

The bicolour light situated on the right of the basin tells if weather and tide conditions are favourable (green) or not (red) for the jets to run. If the light shows green, wait a few minutes to see Impact appear !

 

Historic tour

Anchored in the Bassin du Commerce, two powerful jets of water set approximately 60 metres apart from each other spurt intermittently and collide in a random interplay, resulting in an ever-changing display. Less frequently, the reflection of the sunlight on the water gives off a mist of iridescent spray that blurs around the edges. In any case, it evaporates after a few minutes of contemplation and listening, leaving the basin to its usual quietness.

Impact is nothing like a regular fountain which flows continuously and peacefully. The water is projected with the power that perhaps reflects the way the elements interact in Le Havre : the wind and the waves collide with force and violence.

Its recurring and precious apparition is a kind of ritual that leaves us expecting for more.

This artwork was sponsored by the LH Club.

Practical info

Permanent work of art

Impact

TWO POWERFUL JETS OF WATER COLLIDE TO REVEAL A UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE ON LE HAVRE

Bassin du Commerce
Since May 27, 2017
Venue

Bassin du Commerce
Le Havre

ACCESSIBILITY
  • Visitors with physical disabilities
  • Visitors with hearing impairment
  • Visitors with mental disabilities
  • Visitors with visual impairment
OPENING HOURS

Visible every day, from 7 am to 12 am

PRICE

Free access

Discovery tour

Étape 7 du Historic tour

CULTURAL MEDIATION

Visitor welcome assistants are available every day from 10 am to 6 pm
Outside of school holidays, on Saturday and Sunday, from 10 am to 6 pm

How to get here
Tramway routes A & B (Hôtel de Ville)
Bus routes 1, C2, 4, 6 & 7 (Richelieu)
ON SITE
  • Rest area
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