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St. Sulpice Fountain, Paris

Categories: Fountains, Tourist Spots
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Also known as the Fontaine de la place Saint-Sulpice or as the Fontaine des Orateurs-Sacré, St. Sulpice Fountain is a monumental fountain you can find located in Place Saint-Sulpice. It was constructed between 1843 and 1848 by the architect Louis Visconti, who also designed the tomb of Napoleon.

Four figures stand prominent on the fountain and represent four French religious figures of the 17th century famous for their eloquence, including Bossuet, Fénelon, Fléchier, and Massillon. The fountain was criticized when it opened, because of the incoherence of the iconography and details. One critic noted that the vases pouring water were "veritable cooking pots." Describing the lions, another critic wrote that "everything about them shows their irritation at the water pouring onto their rear ends."

Upon visiting this large, impressive fountain, you can decide for yourself just how magnificent the landmark is. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to St. Sulpice Fountain by using our Paris itinerary planner.
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  • The St Sulpice Fountain is the large decorated central monument in St Sulpice Square (in front of the Cathedral). A quick but decent photo stop, in a relatively peaceful square. 
  • It is a flow down in the middle of the Saint-Sulpice square, decorated with statues, floods of water, very stout and a large fountain. Pure water filled to the big circular pool at the bottom, is two-stage base from the surface of the water to the Central Japanese parsley going up, the Azumaya wind towers standing on. Eyes upon the people and contains a statue of Cardinal that flourished a of King Louis 14th era on four aspects of Azumaya wind towers are square. There were many citizens sitting on benches around the fountain was a hot day, but the tourists or take pictures around the fountain, enjoying the afternoon at fountain.
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  • This beautiful fountain is right before the Church of St. Sulpice. The area seemed a little seedy.
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