Fontaine du Palmier, Paris

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The Fontaine du Palmier (1806-1808) or Fontaine de la Victoire is a monumental fountain located in the Place du Châtelet, between the Théâtre du Châtelet and the Théâtre de la Ville, in the First Arrondissement of Paris.

It was designed to provide fresh drinking water to the population of the neighborhood and to commemorate the victories of Napoleon Bonaparte. It is the largest fountain built during Napoleon's reign still in existence. The closest métro station is Châtelet

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  • Located within Place du Chatelet, stands this monument fountain, dedicated to the French armies victories during Napoleons reign, created by François-Jean Bralle, (architect and engineer in 1806). A.....  more »
  • On our way walking to Ile de la Cite, we passed a small public square with a fountain. It is Fontaine du Palmier or Fontaine de la Victoire. A fountain with 4 sphinx spue the water. It was very...  more »
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  • Place du Châtelet is a public square near Pont au Change on the Right Bank side of the Seine River. The most interesting thing to see here is the Fontaine du Palmier which was designed in 1806 by François-Jean Bralle. What you see here is a fountain basin with an 18 metre tall decorative column, topped by a gilded figure of the goddess Victory. The base of the column is surrounded by four allegorical figures. It stands upon a wider plinth with four sphinx figures, each with spouts spilled into the basin below. It is an attractive fountain monument that is worth spending a few minutes to enjoy if you plan to pass through this area of the Right Bank. Give it a quick look-see before carrying on with other intended sightseeing.
  • Beautiful fountain that is nearby around on your way to Notre-Dame. Paris is such an exhilarating city that you have to remember to look up around to discover even the small things.

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