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Fontaine Saint-Michel

44 boulevard Saint Michel, 75270 Paris, France
+33 1 40 46 75 06
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44 boulevard Saint Michel, 75270 Paris, France
Odéon / Saint-Michel
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"latin quarter"
in 26 reviews
"archangel michael"
in 7 reviews
"lovely fountain"
in 6 reviews
"left bank"
in 9 reviews
"meeting point"
in 6 reviews
"street performances"
in 2 reviews
"nice monument"
in 2 reviews
"meeting spot"
in 2 reviews
"across the bridge"
in 3 reviews
"notre dame"
in 10 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 2 reviews
"taking photos"
in 2 reviews
"metro stop"
in 2 reviews
"walking tour"
in 3 reviews
"crepes"
in 2 reviews
"devil"
in 10 reviews
"dragon"
in 13 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The centerpiece of the fountain is a sculpture of the Archangel Michel standing over Satan. On each side of that statue are 2 columns of red Marble. Flanking the fountain basin are two dragons. Four women representing, Prudence, Power, Justice and Temperance are placed upon...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful spot to stop when strolling around the Latin quarter or on the way to Notre-Dame

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This large fountain located in the 6th arrondissement was inaugurated in 1860. After a great deal of controversy among municipal administration, the resulting fountain depicts the Archangel Michael defeating the Devil. One of the few "wall fountains" in Paris (as opposed to free standing). Unfortunately,...More

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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Pick a cafe overlooking the fountain and the square as well as the seine. You can make this stop after or before visitng the notre dame

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Reviewed 24 January 2018

It is a beautiful place to stop by to appreciate free art. The fountain was not working but there is an sculpture there, full of details as well as the whole architecture and design very well done. Definitely Paris had wonderful artists, and architects. I...More

Thank dewsita
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

The fountain's central statue was supposed to depict Napoleon Bonaparte, but the original conception came under criticism from opponents of Napoleon III; it was finally decided that the statue would be an image of Saint Michael with two dragons that spout water into the fountain and figures of...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

I’m starting to think that they don’t run the water fountains in winter because I don’t think I’ve seen one working or with water in the past 2 weeks. When I visited the Fontaine Saint Michel today it was the same - no water. The...More

Thank KylieIsTravelling
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

I passed by this fountain at busy Place Saint-Michel many times while in Paris and never failed to be captivated by it. The stylish wall fountain built in the 1800's, in the French Renaissance style features the Archangel Michael fighting the Devil, flanked by two...More

Thank StockholmKindaGuy
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

Nice sculpted fountaine on boulevard St. Michel,; it was a meeting place of students, now, I dont' know; if you stroll in this district you can not passed here without to catch sight of, and it's a very nice monument, it need sometimes to be...More

Thank Manuela L
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

How to rate a fountain? The fontain Saint-Michel was built in 1855 as a part of the reconstruction of the Boulevard Saint-Michel and should also decorate the end walls of the buildings behind. It's hard to miss when you enter this part of Paris from...More

Thank Paul B
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Odeon / Saint-Michel
As the bustling center of entertainment for the
residents of the Rive Gauche, the activity at Odéon
never stops. Boulevards are lined with traditional
cafes, restaurants, and boutique cinemas. The streets
surrounding the fountain at Saint-Michel provide
eateries from around the world. Lively bars are just
next door and the prototypical terraced French
brasserie is on every corner. The setting for this
...More
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I'd like to have an answer for that but I really don't know. In february it seemed to be stopped for a long time.
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