La Fontaine des Eléphants, Chambery

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The heads of four-life size elephants burst from the base of La Fontaine des Eléphants. It is a strange sight to see elephants truncating a fountain in France, but it makes sense when you see the renowned military adventurer Benoit de Boigne’s statue installed on top. Boigne made his fortune in India and the elephants commemorate this Savoy native’s feats in that exotic land. When the fountain was first erected it was nicknamed “les quatre sans culs,” or “the four without arses,” by the annoyed locals. Eventually the memorial caught on and was accepted as a city landmark, but the nickname stuck. Use our Chambery road trip planning app to visit La Fontaine des Eléphants on your trip to Chambery, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Passage during a stay in Chambéry ;-) This fountain is intimately linked to the history of the benefactor of the city. It's a nice achievement.
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  • Visit Chambéry without seeing the fountain of the elephant is impossible, they are inevitable and pellets in the streets lead you. Based on holiday of the city and the periods they are disguised to embellish them.
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  • Previously many reviews written about the history of these elephants and General, in whose honor this building erected. The place is lovely. On the streets of Palma. Great place for a photo. Long never stop, because there is still a lock.
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  • Maybe it is because they painted the elephants recently, but they looked like they were made from plastic. Otherwise, a very nice fountain.
  • Nice place to visit. The surroundings are also very nice to walk.
  • Surrounding avenue recently turned into a pedestrian zone, a pleasure to see
  • Lovely city with great architecture especialy the older part of the town.
  • B-E-A-U-TIFUL
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