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Medici Fountain, Paris

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Now a beautiful attraction in Paris, Medici Fountain was originally created in the 17th century at the Luxembourg gardens for Maria de' Medici, Queen of France. You can visit this site and admire the romantic fountain in a peaceful atmosphere. The grotto fountain is adorned with columns and completely covered with reliefs that simulate water seeping from rock walls.

The fountain is also decorated with allegorical statues, which were added much later. The first statue, Venus in the center niche, is now replaced by the mythological figures of the lovers Acis and Galatea in white Carrara marble. The jealous Cyclops statue, Polyphemus, observes the couple from a ledge. Brush up on your mythology before you arrive to really enjoy these artistic stories. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Medici Fountain by using our Paris online holiday maker .
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  • The locals run around the gardens and fountain..it is beautiful and hidden in the Luxembourg gardens.  more »
  • This fountain is within the garden of Luxembourg, for sure one of the highlight of the garden. There is small pond just next to it and its surrounded by trees from all sides. One can sit just next to ...  more »
  • The Medici Fountain is within the grounds of the Luxembourg Gardens and to the side of the Palace. It is serene and calming and is frequented by a group of ducks and other water birds. The monument at...  more »
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  • A serene place at the edge of Jardin du Luxembourg with lovely sculpture and a long reflective pool. The fountain is lovely to photograph near sunset. Take a moment also to look at the bas-relief & information on the rear of the fountain wall. Well worth a visit.
  • Beautiful quiet place, even in the dead of winter it was still very green. Lovely fountain.
  • Stunning location definitely worth a visit especially if you are in the park. The fountain is stunning especially against the backdrop of the palace.
  • Beautiful place , aside from the parc quiet
  • This is a beautiful fountain tucked away in a part of the Luxembourg gardens. The soothing sound of trickling water and the benches make it a great place to take a few moments to relax or eat a sandwich. The statues are full of emotion and well worth a visit.
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