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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. Put Medici Fountain on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Paris trip itinerary maker.
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  • A beautiful fountain dedicated to Maria de Medici within the wonderful garden of Luxembourg! What about a decadent beauty tremendously romantic!
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  • A beautiful fountain in a beautiful garden, it was a delight to see it in the hot summer. Seeing it made one feel cool. Nice for photographs. You cant miss it if you visit Luxembourg Gardens. 
  • The fountain is in the Luxembourg Palace, where you can relax in the shade of the trees on the chairs and watch the ducks and small fish.
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