Fountain

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A very old tree On this square used to be plant a beautiful nettle tree, about 6 metres high. It was cut down because it had a rotten trunk.The square The place des Quatre-Dauphins ("4 dolphins'...

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René in Aix In the 15th century, city of Aix soared thanks to king René. René was king of Sicilia, duke of Anjou and Lorraine, count of Provence! He made lots of parties in Aix, the city he loved...

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On the St-Sulpice square, near the beautiful church, is the monumental fountain raised by Louis Visconti in 1845. 4 statues, for 4 great men: Bossuet, bishop of Meaux, Fénelon, bishop of Cambrai...

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Our fountain was raised next to the medieval surrounding wall erected by king Philip Augustus... and near Saint-Martin-des-Champs abbey. In the past, it brought fresh water to the abbey, from a...

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In rue Saint-Dominique, on a little square, this nice fountain with 8 Doric columns is flank by Mars and Hygie (Medicine goddess) low-reliefs, made by sculptor Beauvalet based on plans by engineer...

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The sinking of this well took place between 1833 and 1841, managed by François Arago and engineer Louis-Georges Mulot. In Paris, we hadn’t wells at that time. In suburbs, yes, but in the city, not a...

The low-relief - ©Mbzt / Public domain The low-relief - ©Mbzt / Public domain

On the corner of rue des Archives and rue des Haudriettes, here’s a small fountain... It was named after an old convent raised here in the Middle-Ages, founded by Etienne Haudri’s wife... He was...

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Also known as "Grenelle's fountain". Maybe the hugest fountain in Paris! Raised by Edme Bouchardon from 1739 to 1746, it used to bring fresh water to the whole district. Look at this: we can see...

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We are here in the Luxembourg garden: here’s a fountain also known as "Observatory fountain". Gabriel Davioud raised it in 1875. It has 8 bronze marine horses, created by Emmanuel Frémiet. In the...

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A nice fountain made by a big name, Louis Visconti! Oh, he was the one who designed the Molière fountain and the Saint-Sulpice's one. Our fountain was named after the Gaillon's city house, raised at...


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