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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Medici Fountain by using our Paris online holiday maker .
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  • My favorite place in Paris. I find this place restful, mesmerizing,... I don't know why, I love this fountain. It feels like you're in the past...
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  • We looked for the fountain during our visit to the Luxembourg Gardens because I had heard it was worth seeing. It is in a quiet and beautiful part of the Gardens so if you have time and there are chai...  more »
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  • My favorite spot in the Luxembourg garden. Go early if you want to get a chair by the fountain.
  • Spectacular photographic opportunity, especially in fall colors. Very tranquil scene.
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