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Louvois fountain, to erase the bloodshed

The fountain | Mbzt / CC-BY-SA
Fountain Louvois fountain

On the location of this little garden, we found here Louvois' (king Louis XIV’s minister) city house, destroyed during the Revolution.

Few years later, Miss Montansier re-raised a little theatre. But on February 13th 1820, an assassination attempt killed duke of Berry: in order to erase that horrible event, they immediately demolished the building.

So... what about building an expiatory chapel? But July Revolution arrived and the building site stopped.

Finally, they decided to lay out a garden: in the middle, Visconti created the fountain in 1844, flanked by statues made by Jean-Baptiste Klagmann (allegories of rivers Garonne, Saône, Loire and Seine).

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