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La Fontaine des Eléphants, Chambery

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Fountain Monument
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. Plan to visit La Fontaine des Eléphants and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Chambery attractions using our Chambery trip generator.
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  • One of the iconic place to see while in Chambery. Easy to find and to use as a reference point. So don`t miss it.  more »
  • Interesting looking fountain near the centre of old Chambéry. Take time to wander around the pedestrianised vieille ville  more »
  • With great apologies if I missed something important, but this landmark or considerable over-mention in all literature to do with Chambery is, as the name suggests, a fountain with some elephants feat...  more »
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  • A famous spot in Chambery, near by bus stops.
  • It was nice but not a big deal.
  • A good look here
  • Its chambery
  • Nice monument in a cute street of the city