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Fontaine Martin, Paris

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  • The Marttin fountain is a very beautiful realization of the sculptor André Martin. In 1841, the residents decided to improve the "comfort" of the district, by means of urinals and fountains. There are no urinoirs left (...) and only one of the 30 fountains of the time: this one. It should be noted that it is not, today, not supplied with water.
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  • By reading the article on the Parisian fountains of the Faubourg Saint Martin, it turns out, that the inhabitants of the neighbourhood wished in 1841, to embelgle their public space. They command fountains of two types, one with two newts, which support the naked child to the Swan, the other with two sirens. On the old postcards of the rue du Faubourg Saint Martin, these fountains appear. The first with Tritons, was therefore of male type and the second with sirens, was of female type!! . Of the 30 fountains installed, one survivor, is found in the garden Villemin. She is with two newts, one old, the other young, who support the child. A turtle is inserted in the Center with the name of the sculptor "André Martin", on the small frame. The base is equipped with a mascaron intended to spit water. But alas, like many Parisian fountains, there is no water... It was therefore normal, that this survivor be inscribed in the historical monuments, but under her name "Fontaine Saint Laurent", in 1970. This pretty imposing fountain, painted in green, is really original and changes us from the Wallace fountains, of which it is the ancestor. In addition, the Villemin garden is a haven of calm and freshness, in this month of August. A visit is therefore necessary..
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