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La Fontaine des Elephants (Fountain of Elephants)

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Address: Chambery, France
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Interesting looking fountain near the centre of old Chambéry. Take time to wander around the pedestrianised vieille ville

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting looking fountain near the centre of old Chambéry. Take time to wander around the pedestrianised vieille ville

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Reviewed April 9, 2017 via mobile

With great apologies if I missed something important, but this landmark or considerable over-mention in all literature to do with Chambery is, as the name suggests, a fountain with some elephants featured on it. The poor traveller who reads that this is amongst the top attractions of Chambery would be forgiven for thinking 'is that it?' about both the fountain... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 880 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2017

one of Chambéry's landmark, located 10 minutes all from the train station, it is worth to stop and see it if you spend a few hours in the city.

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NW ENGLAND
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2017

Built in 1838 and refurbished in 2015, the ‘Fontaine des Éléphants’ stands just outside the old town in a pleasant and idyllic square. The monumental fountain features striking and realistic sculptures of the head and forelimbs of four life size elephants, truncated into the base of a tall column which is itself in the shape of the Savoyan (savoyarde) cross.... More 

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in a hotel nearby and were slightly amazed to find this in the middle of town (had not heard about it before!) Chambery is a great town for meandering around, plenty of charm and small medieval streets to keep you amused, with good coffee shops all over the place. Most enjoyable.

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Lafayette, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2016

This attractive and unusual fountain has some fun history and is a wonderful landmark/point of reference when walking around Chambery.

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Libertyville, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2016

The fountain is really unique, to be sure - but the town itself is the real attraction. It's big enough to spend a day with a wide selection of cafes, bars, restaurants and shopping...all with a real Rhone-Alps flavor.

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Reviewed October 6, 2016

La fontaine des éléphants (The foutain of elephants) is the most iconic monument of Chambéry. Located in the center of the city, it's very easy to find you can't miss it. This is a recently renovated foutain with four elephants. I think it's quite surprising to find representation of African animals in Savoy. People who live in Chambéry call the... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

If you visit Chambery and do not walk around the old city center area (where you can find this fountain), you missed experiencing the real Chambery. This fountain is part of that experience, steeped in history it is also just cool to see.

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Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2016

These elephant was a lot bigger than i had expected. Newly renovated and very impressive. In the center of the city so have a look at this and other stuff.

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