Square Marcel Mouloudji in Paris
Only created in the 1980s, this square has a modern fountain constructed in stainless steel and is located close to the Canal de l’Ourcq and the Bassin de la Villette.
About the Square Marcel Mouloudji
Formerly known as the Square Loire-Jean-Jaures, the newly designed square was designed in 1986 and it was inaugurated with the new name of Marcel Mouloudji a few years later in memory of the French actor and singer Marcel Mouloudji.
The square itself was landscaped by Jean Camand and spread over an area of almost 3000 metres squared, there is a modern fountain within it, which is located in the centre of the Square Marcel Mouloudji within a round pool.
This monumental fountain in Paris was designed by Davos Hanich in polished stainless steel with two hemispheres and in the central axis are a series of different pipes where the water flows, which makes the light and reflections an unusual, yet enthralling sculpture to look at and enjoy.
But you can also discover different plants and trees such as roses, sycamores and maples, which were planted to give this square in Paris a more cosy feel, plus there are benches to sit down and relax for a while.
Visiting the Square Marcel Mouloudji Formerly Square Loire-Jean-Jaures
You will find this small square located within the 19th Arrondissement of the city close to the Canal de l’Ourcq and the Bassin de la Villette where you can find numerous different tourist attractions in Paris.
The Square Marcel Mouloudji is open daily from 8am on a weekday, yet 9am on weekends and National French holidays. However, the closing time of this garden varies depending upon the time of year, and in winter it can be as early as 5:30pm whereas in summer it can be open until approximately 8:30pm.
Yet we would also like to point out that unfortunately certain areas such as going up to the monumental fountain itself require negotiating a couple of steps, and therefore parts of this square are not accessible to the disabled.
When it comes to accessing the Square Marcel Mouloudji, this is via the Avenue Jean-Jaures and you will find that the nearest Metro station is the Laumiere stop on line 5. However, to the west of this square you have the Staliingrad stop serving Lines 2, 5 and 7, which is by the Place de la Bataille de Stalingrad and the historical monument calle La Rotonde.
Alternatively the Bus Line 60 along with the Noctilien Night Bus Service via Lines N13, N41 and N45 will get you within walking distance, plus there are Velib stations for the self service bike hire scheme located close by as well.
Yet being so close to the Canal de l'Ourcq and the Bassin de la Villette, you have Canouxrama and Paris Canal, both offering boat cruises, plus there is a shuttle service from the Bassin de la Villette to the Parc de la Villette at certain times of the year.