Fountains in Paris

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  • emwhitnall
    Sydney, Australia529 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful and quiet little enclave in the bustling heart of Paris. The fountain was recently cleaned so all the details are so much easier to see now. Its a great spot to stop for a moment of serenity in the shade, and definitely worth a visit if you are in the gardens.
    Written June 27, 2023
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA17,090 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Left over from a big international expo, this is a big space with massive fountains (be careful on a windy day you could get wet) and some elaborate landscaping. The Eiffel Tower looms over it. Magnificent town planning, makes for a long stroll, and can be hot in the sun.
    Written January 30, 2024
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA17,090 contributions
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    This was built as a monument by Haussmann to mark a perspective. It does break up the straight line of the north-south axis, but that is OK as it is a landmark and lovely. Very popular with students as a meeting place and it begins the long route of Boulevard Saint Michel.
    Written February 5, 2024
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  • Vadim
    Murmansk, Russia26,921 contributions
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    Why the French name of the fountain is a mockery... This fountain next to the church of Saint-Sulpice was erected much later than the church itself, a year before the European Revolution of 1848. The fountain designed by Louis Visconti was immediately called "4 bishops" (one is an archbishop), because four bishops of the Louis XIV century era look at the four cardinal directions. Parisians began to call the fountain even more politically correct - "The Fountain of the four main directions." In French - La Fontaine des quatre points cardinaux. However, points cardinaux can mean both "not cardinals", since all four bishops, despite their fame, did not live up to the cardinal's mantle. That's the kind of French humor he is... A joke can be scarier than a sword...
    Written January 7, 2023
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  • Alice R
    Hobart, Australia8,217 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Found at the end of an avenue in Luxembourg gardens, we happened across this on our hop on hop off bus and thought it was magnificent, cast in bronze it really stands out.
    Written March 20, 2020
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  • Colleen C
    Troy, NY2,194 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The picture don't do these twin fountains justice. The green against the gold is sooo vibrant. They are both on either side of the Obelisk from Egypt and in front of the Place de la Concorde. From here its like a center point and you can see the Louvre in one direction the opposite side the Arc de Triumph and near the Arc~ Grand Palais & Eiffel Tower! Construction near by which doesn't take away from the art at all.

    Definitely worth going there and see up close 3 iconic places in Paris right in one spot and many others in the distance.
    Written November 16, 2023
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  • JnVSydney
    Greater Sydney, Australia18,557 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    There is no shortage of fountains in Paris, this one is very colourful, being winter the water is drained, however, must be impressive when it is up and running
    Written February 17, 2020
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  • Neil K
    Liverpool, UK619,734 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dotted throughout Paris are 67 Wallace Fountains which are beautiful to behold .
    Wallace Fountains are public drinking fountains that were named after ,financed by and more or less designed by Sir Richard Wallace although the sculptures that adorn the fountain were designed by Sir Richard Wallace's close friend Charles Auguste Lebourg .
    You will find these fountains in the big tourist area's ,they are lovely to look at ,the design is so pleasing on the eye ,the four statues around the base represent kindness,simplicity,charity and sobriety ,although not an essential tourist site if you're walking around Paris and pass one they are most definitely worth a few minutes of you're time.
    Written May 8, 2023
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA17,090 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    These fountains are quite beautiful, especially viewed from the Trocadero plaza up the hill. Don't get too close our you might get wet as the fountains are powerful.
    Written March 13, 2023
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  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia45,636 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fontaine des Fleuves is a beautiful fountain. This cast iron Fountain of the Rivers was constructed in 1838 and celebrates the Rhone and Rhine Rivers and France's naval power. It is next to the Egyptian obelisk and it also has a twin fountain on the other side of Place de la Concorde. Worth checking out.
    Written September 24, 2020
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA17,090 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It really is a center of the city where major streets come together, not to mention just about all of the Metro lines! The stand-outs here are the 2 big theaters which make bookends in urban design. This was one of Haussmann's major squares. Come and see if it works for you.
    Written July 30, 2022
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA17,090 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very historic, this fountain has been here for centuries, originally the centerpiece of a market area that bordered on a cemetery. The cemetery and the market are gone, but this fountain remains a gathering place and the center of one of the oldest districts of town.
    Written March 9, 2024
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA17,090 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I have always loved this classic Place with its harmonious architecture. Built as a royal-sponsored housing development with the open area devoted to official royal functions. Now it's a place of leisure and the fountains add to the beauty and classicism. Sit on the grass and have a picnic.
    Written March 12, 2024
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  • Colleen C
    Troy, NY2,194 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This very large Bird Bath. People are not to enter this pool but you can sit in many of the chairs that surround the Pond for free and take in the birds & ducks at play, and the many Marble statues that surround you. A tranquil spot in the middle of the Jardins Des Tuileries and the Hussle of Paris.
    Written November 16, 2023
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  • JnVSydney
    Greater Sydney, Australia18,557 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Located within Place du Chatelet, stands this monument fountain, dedicated to the French armies victories during Napoleons reign, created by François-Jean Bralle, (architect and engineer in 1806). A gilded statue stands on top of a column, personifying the goddess Victory, at the base are four sphinxes commemorating Napoleons victory in Egypt. Worth a visit when in the area.
    Written March 6, 2020
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