Top ten fountains in Paris

Top ten fountains in Paris

Paris boasts a huge amount of the most beautiful fountains. Here you can find a list of the most spectacular of them.

Fontaine Apollon

This is one of the most beautiful fountains in the gardens of theVersailles Palace, just outside Paris. The bronze fountain shows Apollo in a chariot drawn by four horses and accompanied by Tritons.

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Location: Place d’Armes, 78000, Versailles

Nearby sights: Chateau de Versailles, The Hall of Mirrors, The Trianons & The Hamlet

Nearby hotels: Trianon Palace Versailles, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Novotel Chateau de Versailles, Hotel Le Versailles

Fontaine Charlemagne

The fountain is located in the Rue Charlemagne. It is shows a small child holding a shell. It stands on top of a basin that is supported by large fish. The fountain is set inside a niche decorated with flower motifs.

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Location: 7 Passage Saint Paul, 75004 Paris

Nearby sights: Musee d’Orsay, Eiffel Tower, Luxembourg Gardens

Nearby hotels: Hotel Ares Paris, La Reserve Paris – Hotel and Spa, Hotel Monge

Fontaine de l’Observatoire

It is located in the Jardins de l’Observatoire and was designed in 1873. The fountain is showing allegorical figures representing Europe, Asia, Africa and America, all created by sculptor Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux. The female figures support a large globe with a ribbon decorated with zodiac signs. In the large basin are more sculptures of horses, turtles and fish.

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Location: Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris

Nearby sights: Luxembourg Gardens, Notre Dame Cathedral, Sainte-Chapelle

Nearby hotels: Le 10 Bis Hotel, Maison Souquet, Le Bristol Paris

Fontaine de la Porte Dorée

It is situated in the Édouard-Renard, near the border of Paris. The fountain consists of a series of cascades with at the top a gilded statue of the goddess Pallas Athena who is dressed as a warrior.

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Location: Fontaine de la Porte Dorée

Nearby sights: Musee d’Orsay , Eiffel Tower, Musee du Louvre

Nearby hotels: La Reserve Paris – Hotel and Spa, Hotel La Tamise – Esprit de France, Le 10 Bis Hotel

Fontaine de Latone

One of the largest and possibly the most famous of the many fountains in the gardens of The marble fountain in wedding-cake style depicts a mythical scene. It was created in the 17th century by the brothers Gaspard and Balthazar Marsy.

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Location: Place d’Armes, 78000, Versailles

Nearby sights:  Chateau de Versailles, The Hall of Mirrors, The Trianons & The Hamlet

Nearby hotels: Trianon Palace Versailles, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Novotel Chateau de Versailles, Hotel Le Versailles

Fontaine de Mars

Also known as the Fontaine du Gros-Caillou. It is neo-classical fountain located not far from the Eiffel Tower. The side of the fountain that is facing the street shows the mythical figures of Mars and Hygieia.

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Location: Tour Eiffel 129 rue Saint Dominique, 75007 Paris

Nearby sights: Eiffel Tower , Luxembourg Gardens, Sainte-Chapelle

Nearby hotels: Maison Souquet, Le Bristol Paris, Hotel Joke – Astotel

Fontaine de Varsovie

Also known as the Fontaine du Trocadéro and located not far from the Eiffel Tower. It consists of a series of terraced basins with twenty water cannons and 68 water jets that create a quite spectacular water show.

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Location: Paris

Nearby sights: Eiffel Tower , Luxembourg Gardens, Sainte-Chapelle

Nearby hotels: Maison Souquet, Le Bristol Paris, Hotel Joke – Astotel

Fontaine Delacroix

This fountain was erected in honor of the French painter Eugène Delacroix. It was created in 1890 by Jules Dalou and installed in theLuxembourg garden. At the top of it is a bust of Delacroix; the dynamic statues below represent the Genius of Time and History, Arts, and Glory.

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Location: Rue de Vaugirard, Boulevard St. Michel, Rue Auguste-Comte and Rue Guynemer | I iooll, 75006 Paris

Nearby sights: Pont Alexandre III, Musee de l’Orangerie, Arc de Triomphe

Nearby hotels: Hotel Fabric, Le Relais des Halles, Le Royal Monceau-Raffles Paris

Fontaine Dragon

It is a monumental fountain in the gardens of theVersailles Palace shows Python, the mythical dragon that was killed by Apollo. The water spouting monster is surrounded by ferocious looking sea creatures and swan-riding cupids armed with bows.

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Location: Place d’Armes, 78000, Versailles

Nearby sights: Chateau de Versailles, The Hall of Mirrors, The Royal Opera (L’Opera Royal)

Nearby hotels: Trianon Palace Versailles, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Novotel Chateau de Versailles, Hotel Le Versailles

Fontaine Louvois

This is a huge fountain created in 1844 by architect Louis Visconti and sculptor Jean-Baptiste Klagmann. The four large allegorical statues represent four rivers of France: the Seine, the Loire, the Garonne and the Saone. Below are statues of dolphin-riding cupids with tridents.

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Location: Rue Richelieu, Paris,

Nearby sights: Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, Le Marais, Musee Rodin

Nearby hotels: Hotel Joke – Astotel, Le Bristol Paris, Maison Souquet

 

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