Fontaine des Quatre Saisons, Paris

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The Fontaine des Quatre-Saisons (French for '"Fountain of the Four Seasons"') is a monumental 18th-century public fountain, at 57-59 rue de Grenelle in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, France. It was executed by Edme Bouchardon, royal sculptor of King Louis XV (ruled 1715–1774), and opened in 1745. The fountain is huge and richly decorated, but it had only two water spouts, and its grand scale on the narrow street, together with the lack of water, irritated Voltaire and other figures of the French Enlightenment.
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  • Very beautiful fountain that once was simply a source of water for the neighborhood, but built with a lot of art, maybe because this was and is a very upper class neighborhood. Just lovely.  more »
  • One of those beautiful French constructions, just like their style. It's big, antique and baroque style. Possible to take very good pictures there.  more »
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  • Paradoxically, a large fountain monumental, very wide and very high, with many statues and bas-relief but curiously devoid of cauldron and whose water outlets are small. It is a curiosity in this street too narrow to welcome him.
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