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Fontaine des Quatre Parties du Monde

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Well done fountain

I guess I consider myself lucky having seen this thing up and running, as many others have said it... read more

Reviewed July 27, 2018
elindoo
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Stuart, Florida
Monumental

Fountaine des Quatre Parties du Monde is the official name for this attraction, but it is often... read more

Reviewed March 24, 2018
Rumples
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Tucson, Arizona
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Jul 27, 2018
“Well done fountain”
Mar 24, 2018
“Monumental”
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This late 19th-century fountain in the Observatory Garden depicts four women holding a globe of the world.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Avenue de L'observatoire | place Ernest-Denis, 75006 Paris, France
Saint-Germain-des-Pres
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Reviewed July 27, 2018

I guess I consider myself lucky having seen this thing up and running, as many others have said it was not. I love the turtles at the bottom shooting water out of their mouth. Overall very well done and a nice stop on the way...More

Thank elindoo
Reviewed March 24, 2018

Fountaine des Quatre Parties du Monde is the official name for this attraction, but it is often known as Fontaine de l'Observatoire because of its location or the Carpeaux Fountain after the sculptor who directed the group that created this magnificent work. It was the...More

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Reviewed December 26, 2017 via mobile

This fountain is actually a duplicate listing for the Fontaine de l’Observatorie so not sure why it’s been listed here under a separate name unless it had a name change. It’s an impressive statue and well worth visiting on your way to the Luxembourg Palace.

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Reviewed December 26, 2017 via mobile

I visited the Fontaine today on my way to the Luxembourg Palace but unfortunately there was no water in the fountain today and it wasn’t operating. It was still lovely to look at without water, especially with the Palace as a backdrop.

Thank KylieIsTravelling
Reviewed November 6, 2016

This water fountain is large, and it has four standing female figures representing the four points of the compass holding a celestial sphere over their heads. The women represent the four parts of the world Europe, Asia, Africa and America. It is a really pretty...More

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Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is a lovely large fountain in the Jardin Marco Polo which leads to the Jardin des Luxembourg. Well worth a visit.

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Saint-Germain-des-Pres
In Saint-Germain-des-Prés, life is effortlessly chic
and all things are beautiful. The main boulevard is
dotted with famed terraced cafés, haut-couture shops,
ivy-covered railings and fine-dining restaurants.
Antique dealers and art galleries surround the fine
art school and small museums hide in unassuming
squares. The neighborhood’s namesake church is the
oldest in Paris and is the backdrop for talented
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