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Erika Owen
August 07, 2015

Somewhere in France, there are 1,200 chairs perfectly placed to form a non-functioning—but still incredibly impressive—roller coaster. Artist Baptiste Debombourg created the installation at the Place du Bouffay in Nantes, France. The sculpture is made up of six bold colors and features four loops all held together by a system of metal tubing. Inspiration for the piece came from the human interactions Debombourg witnessed within the square. "Stellar" was meant to add a surreal element by contradicting the anchored presence of passersby and locals enjoying restaurants in the square. Act fast: "Stellar" will only be on display until August 20th—check out the making-of below:

Stellar (Voyage à Nantes 2015) by TELENANTES

Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.

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