La Fontaine des Eléphants, Chambery

3.5
The heads of four-life size elephants burst from the base of La Fontaine des Eléphants. It is a strange sight to see elephants truncating a fountain in France, but it makes sense when you see the renowned military adventurer Benoit de Boigne’s statue installed on top. Boigne made his fortune in India and the elephants commemorate this Savoy native’s feats in that exotic land. When the fountain was first erected it was nicknamed “les quatre sans culs,” or “the four without arses,” by the annoyed locals. Eventually the memorial caught on and was accepted as a city landmark, but the nickname stuck. Use our Chambery road trip planning app to visit La Fontaine des Eléphants on your trip to Chambery, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Four elephants front sides only, nice area to walk around and spend a brief time at this monument. Part of the "Chambery Following the Elephants Discovery Walk"  more »
  • We stayed at hotel Princes & this monument is very close to it. There is a very strong elephant flavour to the town & this is part of the elephant walk. Nothing remarkable but if you are nearby have.....  more »
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