Located in Place Saint-Michel, Fontaine Saint-Michel is an impressive fountain constructed during 1858 to 1860. You may find this especially interesting considering it is not like most fountains in Paris. This fountain used different colors of stone--columns of red marble from Languedoc, green marble, blue stone from Soignies, yellow stone from Saint-Yllie, and bronze statues.
Fontaine Saint-Michel was also the last monumental wall fountain built in Paris, the end of a traditional Renaissance style which had begun with the Medici Fountain in the 17th century and continued with the Fontaine des Quatre-Saisons in the 18th century. The later monumental fountains in Paris were all free-standing in the centers of squares or parks. To visit Fontaine Saint-Michel and other attractions in Paris, use our Paris trip planner .
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Fontaine Saint-Michel Reviews
Paris has something wonderful to notice at every turn. This is a very elaborate fountain and it is nicely situated on Place St Michel, holding a commanding position on the end of a building and facing... more »
Una volta fontana ora è il luogo dove si incontrano i parigini, e non solo, complice anche la presenza di numerosi ristoranti, bar e bistrot nonché di famose librerie tra cui Gibert. Abbiamo avuto più... more »Once fountain is now the place where Parisians meet, and beyond, also thanks to the presence of numerous restaurants, bars and bistros as well as famous bookshops including Gibert. We had several times to admire it during our stay in Paris (04/07-09-07) as our Hotel was a short walk from there.
It was lovely to see the fountain but unfortunately it was running. I think all the water sights like this and around the Louvre are turn off for winter. We saw several like this. But it wasn’t too bad as the sun was shining and there were lots of people around chatting. Good place to sit and watch the world go by. There are some nice little cafes and restaurants not to far away if you need refreshments or food. So glad it didn’t rain as we probably wouldn’t have even stopped to look.
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