Photos of Fontaine aux Lions de Nubie in Paris
When visiting the Parc de la Villette in Paris, towards the southern side of the park, you can find the historical water fountain called Fontaine aux Lions de Nubie, and as you will see from these high definition photos we took it sits right in front of the Grande Halle building.
High definition photograph of the Fontaine aux Lions de Nubie with the Grande Halle behind
Here you can see a photo of the Fontaine aux Lions de Nubie, which was once used for watering cattle arriving at the Grande Halle that you can see in the background, which was once part of the cattle market and a slaughterhouse.
Close up photo showing two of the cast iron lion statues on Fontaine aux Lions de Nubie
This is a close up photo we took showing two of the cast iron lions on the Fontaine aux Lions de Nubie, which were designed in a such a way to represent Napoleonic expeditions and were also sculpted in an Egyptian style.
View of the Fontaine aux Lions de Nubie in its large water basin
Now this particular water fountain called Fontaine aux Lions de Nubie was designed by Pierre-Simon Girard, and is now located on the south side of Parc de la Villette close to the information centre, which is the red building you can just see a part of in this picture.
Photo of Fontaine aux Lions de Nubie with modern sculpture by artist Pauline on top
In this photo you can see old meets new with the lion water sculptures dating back to 1811 along with its central water feature, yet on top you can see a modern sculpture, which was produced by the artist Pauline in 2014 for a temporary themed event called Food Water Life within the Parc de la Villette.
View showing the western side of Fontaine aux Lions de Nubie in Parc de la Villette
This photo we took of Fontaine aux Lions de Nubie shows the Egyptian style lion statues on the western side of the water fountain, along with its central water feature, which was originally located at the Place du Chateau d'Eau before it changed its name to the Place de la Republique.
Close up photo of the modern sculpture placed on top of Fontaine aux Lions de Nubie in 2014
The Parc de la Villette is a major cultural centre in Paris that plays host to numerous themed exhibitions and events, and this is a close up photo we took of a modern sculpture in resin that was placed on the top of the Fontaine aux Lions de Nubie water fountain for a short time.
This picture shows the south east side of Fontaine aux Lions de Nubie
In this picture of the Fontaine aux Lions de Nubie water fountain, we were looking towards the walkway called the Galerie de la Villette where you can see a part of the Theatre Paris Villette and the Grande Halle exhibition centre on either side behind the fountain.
HD photograph showing the northern side of Fontaine aux Lions de Nubie
This photo we took of the Fontaine aux Lions de Nubie makes it look far newer than what it really is, as it used to be a source of water for cattle arriving at the market, but in this image you can see a sign in the water of the basin, which states it is not drinking water and no bathing is allowed either.
Photo showing the south west facing lion sculptures on Fontaine aux Lions de Nubie
There are actually two fountains in Paris called the Fountain of Lions, yet this one you can see in this image, is the original called the Fontaine aux Lions de Nubie, which was re-located to Parc de la Villette.
This photo shows the north east facing lion sculptures on Fontaine aux Lions de Nubie
The Fontaine aux Lions de Nubie was re-located to the Villette area of Paris in the 1860s, which is now known as Parc de la Villette, yet this was originally constructed in 1811 and placed within a completely different square in Paris.