Located in Place Saint-Michel, Fontaine Saint-Michel is an impressive fountain constructed during 1858 to 1860. You may find this especially interesting considering it is not like most fountains in Paris. This fountain used different colors of stone--columns of red marble from Languedoc, green marble, blue stone from Soignies, yellow stone from Saint-Yllie, and bronze statues.
Fontaine Saint-Michel was also the last monumental wall fountain built in Paris, the end of a traditional Renaissance style which had begun with the Medici Fountain in the 17th century and continued with the Fontaine des Quatre-Saisons in the 18th century. The later monumental fountains in Paris were all free-standing in the centers of squares or parks. To visit Fontaine Saint-Michel and other attractions in Paris, use our Paris trip planner .
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Fontaine Saint-Michel Reviews
The stunning architectural elaborate fountain is found in a very busy intersection but is well worth a look. more »
Lugar bem agitado e divertido em Paris, bons restaurantes, comércio eficiente, área urbana linda, precisando apenas de um bom trato, assim como toda a cidade more »Very busy and fun place in Paris, good restaurants, efficient trade, beautiful urban area, needing only a good deal, as well as the whole city
Great place to chill out with restaurants and other cosy places around. The fountain by itself looks really cool and it's very well approachable for photos as well. Not unique but really worthy to have a look at. Can recommend as a secondary place to visit once you finished with the rest.
The fountain is beautiful.... But the surrounding area is even better. Streets lined with restaurants from fancy to casual take out. There are a few crepe shops that are inexpensive and taste great. We got a crepe for a meal then a dessert crepe and a soda for 7 Euros. Tasted great and I couldn't eat all of it.
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