Fontaine Saint-Michel, Paris

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Located in Place Saint-Michel, Fontaine Saint-Michel is an impressive fountain constructed during 1858 to 1860. You may find this especially interesting considering it is not like most fountains in Paris. This fountain used different colors of stone--columns of red marble from Languedoc, green marble, blue stone from Soignies, yellow stone from Saint-Yllie, and bronze statues.

Fontaine Saint-Michel was also the last monumental wall fountain built in Paris, the end of a traditional Renaissance style which had begun with the Medici Fountain in the 17th century and continued with the Fontaine des Quatre-Saisons in the 18th century. The later monumental fountains in Paris were all free-standing in the centers of squares or parks. Use our Paris trip itinerary maker to arrange your visit to Fontaine Saint-Michel and other attractions in Paris.
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  • August 13, 2017
    The statue of Saint Michael defeating the devil is very beautiful. As well as the dragons that accompany it. We strongly recommend not to reach the source, sii don't want a disgust with the police. I could see to be a tourist who climbed to the source to make a picture.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Saint-Michel Metro station got along looking fountain. People took pictures, so look around the famous ruins such as cluttered and unobtrusive and non-responsive.
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  • August 6, 2017
    The fountain is dry for a long time but the monument is beautiful. Is right in front of the exit of the subway. Worth stopping by here.
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  • July 19, 2017
    The Glory of God is on display in the heart of Paris. Micheal the Archangel holds his sword high as he keeps his foot on defeated satan. God's victory is revealed. This spiritual reality is manifested to every person who sees this fountain. This is a MUST SEE if you are in Paris. Praise God for His wisdom.
  • July 5, 2017
    Amazing fountain. Come here and ask the archangel saint Michael to keep you safe while traveling. There it a lot of shade and the freshness of the water flowing will cool you down.
  • June 3, 2017
    Beware of organized pickpockets. They bring fake "petitions" for you to sign. When you take their boards to sign the petition, they steal your wallet or other valuables. Beautiful fountain, but Paris really needs to step up their police surveillance. Paris police have made a very informative video online to show the most common scams. Enjoy your trip, but be careful.
  • June 7, 2017
    Fun place to stand for a while, normally amid the hyper-activity of people and cars all around, and soak in throbbing city life. The soaring sculpture and fountain is weathered and careworn but still makes a striking sidewalk monument to gaze upon. Exceptional mix of humanity collects there.
  • August 10, 2017
    Nice Basserie-Bar, freindly Staff, good food. Closr to Metro Saint Michele Station

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