The Fourth Apple in Paris

The 4th Apple in Paris was inaugurated on January 10, 2011. It is near the Place Clichy subway (near the Castorama end). If you walk down from Pigalle towards Place Clichy you will find it at the end of the boulevard. The apple, measuring 2 metres in diameter, is the work of Franck Scurti and replaces the statue of the French philosopher Charles Fourier (1772-1837) that disappeared during the German Occupation. (The other three apples were: the golden apple that Paris offered Aphrodite in the Greek mythology; the apple that first Eve, then Adam ate in the Garden of Eden and the apple that made Sir Isaac Newton discover the law of universal gravitation). The fourth apple is said to symbolize Fourier's discontentment that an apple could cost 100 times more in Paris than where it was produced.