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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. Plan to visit La Fontaine des Eléphants and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Chambery attractions using our Chambery trip generator.
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  • Nice picture has to do with nature views. Beautiful well maintained work. The surrounding neighborhood is peaceful.
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  • 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 »
  • Little publicized attraction, the fountain of the elephant is rich in history. All Chambéry still worth a look, with its medieval streets. In the evening don't afford the local area called Carré Curial.
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  • Nice monument in a cute street of the city
  • The fountain-Obelisk is very original and is the symbol of the whole city! The walk under the arcades for the course that connects the fountain in the Castle
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  • Essential monument of the city of Chambéry. (Built in 1838 in honor of general County Boigne)
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  • Cute fountain, the symbol of the city. Definitely more interesting than the Castle and a stroll around the historic centre.
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  • For me, nothing extraordinary in this fountain. It has been completely renovated in 2014-15 and snowmelt is thus once again to its original state, which allowed him to rebuild a youth.
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