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The sinking of Grenelle artesian well

Mulot on the fountain | Siren-Com / CC-BY-SA
Fountain Puits-de-Grenelle fountain

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 we had, but in the city, not a single one!

Several districts lacked of fresh water, they had to do something. The fountain was raised in 1904, where the sinking took place!

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