The Esplanade is a pleasant green space, created in 1993/1994. It hosts 3 works of modern art: Mr. Loyal, a stabile by Alexander Calder, the Polar Star by Mark di Suvero and a sculpture, "Young girl standing" created by Marcel-Antoine Gimond.
On its site were succeeded, until the wars of religion:
-the Cordeliers' convent and the city's fortifications
-then the citadel built by the duke of Lesdiguières, of which two sections of the walls still remain today on the side of the Jongkind quay
- and finally a large barracks, the Vinoy barracks, destroyed in the 1980s.
Near the quay still stands the massive Tour de l'Isle, completed around 1418, a vestige of the city's fortifications.
The esplanade is home to 3 modern works of art: Alexander Calder's Monsieur Loyal, stabile (1968), Mark di Suvero's Polar Star (1972) and a sculpture, "Jeune fille debout", created in 1934 by Marcel-Antoine Gimond.
From 01/01 to 31/12, daily.
Tramway B, stop Notre-Dame museum