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Art on Sax  

Imagine yourself as Tom Thumb in the land of Mr Sax…
Imagine yourself rediscovering our European neighbours …
Imagine yourself on a journey – just by making your way through Dinant…

In the context of "l'Europ'A. Sax", which took place in Dinant in November 2010 as a tribute to Adolphe Sax, the International Adolphe Sax Association (IASA) and the Maison du Tourisme de la Haute-Meuse (MdT) wished to create in the city a reminder of Mr Sax and his brilliant invention.

With the assistance of the EU-funded Walloon Rural Development Programme and with the support of the Walloon Region's Commissariat Général au Tourisme, the IASA and the MdT had 28 giant saxophones – more than three metres high – made to reflect the countries of the European Union.

For their decoration, a major international Internet-based graphic design competition was held.

The brief was to create original, creative designs, free of clichés, on the theme of European countries and Europe itself.

The result was 28 original artistic works in which music meets graphic art.

We invite you to explore this exhibition with a difference on a journey through the European imagination, from the Maison du Tourisme (Tourist Information Centre) to the Maison de Monsieur Sax (Mr Sax's house), crossing the bridge on the way.

Why not complete your tour of the city by exploring it on a fun walk that will take you from the Anamorphoses Trail (Parcours des Anamorphoses) to the European saxophones via the Maison de la Pataphonie?

You will find more information via the Sax and the City tab.