Ornamental water fountains in Paris
Fountains have been constructed within the city for many years and there are some spectacular water fountains in Paris that you can visit including one of the oldest dating back to the 1500s, those designed for drinking water outlets, and ornamental fountains in the many gardens, parks and squares around the city, like the fountains of the Champs Elysees gardens or the impressive fountains at the Trocadero gardens close to the Eiffel Tower.
Location map of free drinking water fountains around Paris including traditional Wallace Fountains, parks and gardens, even sparkling water fountains.
The Fontaine des Quatre-Saisons or the Fountain of the Four Seasons was built in Paris in the 18th century to provide drinking water to its residents.
This monumental fountain in Paris is also called the Carpeaux Fountain or Fontaine de l’Observatoire and was designed in the 1860s for the Luxembourg Gardens.
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The Fontaine des Innocents is the oldest monumental fountain in Paris dating from the 1500s, and is in the centre of the square called Place Joachim du Bellay.
This historical fountain with its statues, called Fontaine Medici, was constructed in the 1600s by Tommaso Francini and is located inside the Luxembourg gardens.
- Photos of Fontaine Medicis
It was Jacques Hittorff that decided to put the four different fountains within the Jardins des Champs Elysees gardens, all having a different name and tops.
Constructed in the 1600s this drinking fountain in Paris is not functioning today, but it is yet another one of the monuments in Paris you can discover.
Fontaine Saint-Michel was completed in 1860 is the tallest fountain in Paris, which was designed by Gabriel Davioud, and is dedicated to the Arc Angel Michael.
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Designed as a water fountain the bronze Eugene Delacroix monument is located within the Luxembourg Gardens was produced by sculptor Jules Dalou in 1890.
- Photos of Eugene Delacroix Fountain
The Wallace Fountains in Paris are named after Richard Wallace who designed and paid for these drinking water fountains that are dotted all over Paris.
- History of the Wallace Fountains
The Jardins du Trocadero Gardens are close to the Palais de Chaillot, which in turn provides exceptional views of the Eiffel Tower across the River Seine.
- Photos of Water Fountains
This small square in Paris is situated by the Pompidou Centre and has modern fountains with moving parts and bright colours that delight the children.
This historical fountain in Paris called Fontaine du Palmier is located in the square Place du Chatelet between Theatre du Chatelet and Theatre de la Ville.
Located in Luxembourg gardens Fontaine de Leda is a water fountain that was commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte and now sits behind Fontaine de Medicis.
- Photos of Fontaine de Leda
The Square Marcel Mouloudji with its modern fountain constructed of stainless steel was created in the 1980s, and is located close to the Canal de l’Ourcq.
You can find the Jardin Francoise-Giroud Gardens with its water fountain and statue of Alphonse Juin in the centre of a large roundabout at Place d’Italie.
This historical water fountain Fontaine aux Lions de Nubie, is now located within the Parc de la Villette in Paris, just in front of the Grande Halle.
- Photos of Fontaine Aux Lions De Nubie
The Fontaine Louvois was designed and constructed back in 1844 by Louis Visconti and can be found within Square Louvois in the 2nd Arrondissement of Paris.
The Nymphe Marine statue by sculptor Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse, that is on Fontaine du Theatre-Francais Nymphe Marine inside Place Andre-Malraux in Paris.
The Nymphe Fluviale statue by sculptor Mathurin Moreau, that are on Fontaine du Theatre-Francais Nymphe Fluviale inside Place Andre-Malraux in Paris.
La Fontaine des Spheres, or Mirror Ball Fountain sculpture by Belgium artist Pol Bury that is located at Palais Royal in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris.