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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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  • Florence comes to Paris. Spectacular fountain and art in the park, Luxembourg Gardens. Great place to sit and enjoy the water, the sculpture, and the plants. All perfectly-designed.  more »
  • The source is very beautiful, very grand and imposing. Worth every step to get to her. Beautiful photos of a gorgeous place.
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  • Built in 1630, this monumental fountain with its basin all in length is located in the Luxembourg Garden. You can walk around and admire the sculptures. Enjoy as you walk around this large garden... Come with the RER B station "Luxembourg" or "Port Royal".
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  • 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.
  • A peaceful respite in the busy city. We almost missed this on our walk through the gardens.
  • A beautiful fountain given to Paris as a gift from Italy (so I've heard) Quiet water you can meditate near, with a shaded area secluded from the park's noise.
  • Despite lack of any warning sign, it is apparently forbidden to fish in this beautiful fountain.
  • A fantastic piece of art. You find it in the north western corner of the Luxembourg garden. Don`t miss this gem when you visit this garden. When we were there it was little water in the fountain, but with more water it would be absolutely beautiful