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  • Address: Place Saint-Michel, Paris, France

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Fontaine Saint-Michel Tours

Fontaine Saint-Michel was sculpted by Gabriel Davioud in 1860 and gives its name to the square where it’s located, Place Saint-Michel. The monumental fountain, located between boulevard Saint-Michel and Place Saint-Andres-des-Arts was commissioned by Baron Georges-Eugene Haussmann as part of Napoleon III’s plans to bring more light and air to the city of Paris.

The fountain depicts the archangel Michael vanquishing Satan, a controversial political symbol at the time hinting at Napoleon vanquishing the revolutionary fervor of the neighborhood. Unlike many of Paris’s fountains, Fontaine Saint-Michel was made from various colors of materials, including red and green marble, blue and yellow stone, and bronze. Place Saint-Michel is a popular meeting spot among both the city’s youth and foreign visitors.

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Fontaine Saint-Michel is located in the Latin Quarter near the metro stop Saint-Michel.

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Paris Latin Quarter Night Walking Tour, Paris, null
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Paris Latin Quarter Night Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 159 Reviews

Discover the Latin Quarter's hidden secrets on an evening stroll through the legendary Left Bank district. This Paris neighborhood contains more history and ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $23.69
Private Guided Walking Tour Paris City Center Including Notre-Dame Interior, Paris, Walking Tours
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Private Guided Walking Tour Paris City Center Including Notre-Dame Interior

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Become a true flâneur, French for someone who enjoys a good stroll, on this 2.5 hour private tour of central Paris. Expert guides will show you all of ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $69.88

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