Axe Majeur


The major axis is a monumental work located in Cergy, in the department of Val d’Oise in France . It is part of a loop of the Oise , in the center of the new town of Cergy-Pontoise . The work is designed by Israeli sculptor Dani Karavanfrom 1980, its first elements appearing during the 1980s. tThe Axis is made up of twelve stations over a length of 3.2 kilometers, including a leaning tower, a set of twelve columns, a footbridge, an island or even a laser beam that flies over the course. It begins in the district to which it gave its name, Ax Majeur – Horloge (formerly Saint-Christophe) and ends at the limit with Neuville-sur-Oise, after flying over the artificial ponds of Cergy-Neuville. Symbol of the new city, it is also one of the important works of Dani Karavan, who accompanied its construction for more than thirty years.


Cergy-Pontoise Tourist Office
Place de la Piscine (Quai de l'Oise) 95300 Pontoise
01 34 41 70 60