Marie De Medicis Fountain, Paris

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Now a beautiful attraction in Paris, Marie De Medicis Fountain was originally created in the 17th century at the Luxembourg gardens for Maria de' Medici, Queen of France. You can visit this site and admire the romantic fountain in a peaceful atmosphere. The grotto fountain is adorned with columns and completely covered with reliefs that simulate water seeping from rock walls.

The fountain is also decorated with allegorical statues, which were added much later. The first statue, Venus in the center niche, is now replaced by the mythological figures of the lovers Acis and Galatea in white Carrara marble. The jealous Cyclops statue, Polyphemus, observes the couple from a ledge. Brush up on your mythology before you arrive to really enjoy these artistic stories. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Marie De Medicis Fountain by using our Paris online holiday maker.
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  • So lovely amongst the gardens. All the greenery is to peaceful and there is little ducklings around. This is a beautiful old grand fountain. I am so glad I made the effort to find it on the map.  more »
  • One of our favourite spots in the park is the outstanding Fontaine Medici and its grotto, (sitting along the pond, in the lovely chairs provided), - a super spot for a traditional Paris picnic - a...  more »
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  • The Fountain was built around 1630 by Marie de'Medici the widow of King Henry IV of France and regent of King Louis XIII of France. It was moved to its present location and extensively rebuilt in 1864. Absolute recommendation to go see this. Absolutely gorgeous. Pick a bench on the side of the fountain and relax.
  • Nice place to visit and spend some time with your loved ones..

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