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Ever wondered what’s the story behind the man half-trapped inside a stone wall on Place Marcel Aymè?
Well, let us tell you a story.
“Once upon a time in Montmartre, on the third floor of 75½ Rue Orchampt lived a fine fellow named Dutilleul who had the rare talent of being able to pass through walls with perfect ease. ”
Le Passe-Muraille (The Man Who Walked Through Walls) is one of Aymé’s most famous short stories and this uncanny sculpture honours its main character, Monsieur Dutilleul, who discovered his remarkable gift at the age of 42.
Better later than never, they say.