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Fontaine Saint-Michel, Paris

Categories: Fountains, Monuments, Tourist Spots
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4.1/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web
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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  • Sit around the place, a performance artist. The beauty of fountains that will interest you, the mobility of the street.
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  • When I am sure your doing you job on nearby, even if Notre Dame or the Latin quarter, you should stop for a while in the case of this stunning fountain and sit while the adjacent to the restaurant or cafeteria to rest.
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  • Is the largest source of Paris, imposing and beautiful. Close to other attractions, so worth the visit.
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  • We had first visited this fabulous fountain during have first stay in Paris during 2013. When we recently made our second visit to Paris, we decided that there were some attractions which we would like to see again. One such attraction was the Fontaine Saint-Michel. Located at the gateway to the Left Bank, the fountain was a reasonably long walk from our hotel located the other side of the River Seine. During our most recent stay in Paris, we were able to access the fountain via the use of our 48 hour passes for a hop-on, hop-off tour bus. Once we arrived at the small square where the fountain is located, we found the fountain to be just as we remembered it to be from our previous visit. Its ornately decorated arch, with its sculptured figures sprouting water in different directions, was as attractive as we remembered it. The other familiar feature of the fountain and its surrounds were the crowds of people in the vicinity. Because this is a gateway to one of the most significant areas of the Left Bank, crowds of tourists are obviously attracted to the area. As well as crowds of tourists and locals, as during our first visit, there were also buskers and street performers, there to entertain the crowds and earn a bit of money for themselves. This fabulous fountain and the fabulous location, in which it is situated, are well worth a visit if you happen to be a leisure visitor to Paris.
  • Sehr imposanter Brunnen, der aufgrund der Lage etwas abfällt. Der hätte einen schönen, großen Platz um sich herum verdient, der einlädt zum Verweilen.
  • Beautiful part of Paris plenty of restaurants and bars great place to watch Parisian life go by
  • A lovely piece of scenery to stop for a photo if you're walking past. I wouldn't bother making a point of going there though.
  • The fountain was being cleaned when we visited, so this review might not be indicative of its full glory. Nonetheless, I would not go out of my way to visit this place.
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