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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  • October 3, 2017
    Original monument. Very nice because sunny. Opportunity to sit nearby. Local business where you can either eat, have a drink and even go to the movies.
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  • September 25, 2017
    Beautiful Fountain. The city is full of references to elephants. As we have pointed out, the elephants have no butt! To see
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  • September 22, 2017
    The town of chambery Center is beautiful. A must-see. The elephants fountain is a magnificent monument to the general of boigne, benefactor of the city.
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  • October 5, 2017
    Nice place to visit. The surroundings are also very nice to walk.
  • September 23, 2017
    Maybe it is because they painted the elephants recently, but they looked like they were made from plastic. Otherwise, a very nice fountain.
  • September 17, 2017
    Surrounding avenue recently turned into a pedestrian zone, a pleasure to see
  • September 14, 2017
    Lovely city with great architecture especialy the older part of the town.
  • August 7, 2017
    Beautiful, historical elephant water fountain.

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