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I Want to Write the Tour Book

One can consider these graceful fountains as a prominent feature of Paris as they are scattered all... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2018
Thomas V
Oakland, California
My Water Source

As a desert rat, I drink lots of water; and when I'm in Paris, I make no exception. That's why I'm... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2018
Tucson, Arizona
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24 Aug 2018
“I Want to Write the Tour Book”
10 May 2018
“My Water Source”
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Ile de la Cité / Ile Saint-Louis
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Reviewed 25 August 2018

One can consider these graceful fountains as a prominent feature of Paris as they are scattered all over town. I would like to write a tour book that visits all of these, often located in picturesque squares. A gift to the city.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 28 May 2018

We saw the first Wallace Fountain in Montmartre. We didn't know that it's a water supply. It 's a classic style. And then we saw many other in different places in Paris. I'm really impressed after knowing the story behind it.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

As a desert rat, I drink lots of water; and when I'm in Paris, I make no exception. That's why I'm a big fan of the Wallace Fountains. These public drinking fountains occur throughout the city and make a wonderful source for my daily water...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Rumples
Reviewed 28 March 2018

These fountains were donated to Paris by the former ambassador from England to help ensure a water supply. They can be found all over the city often in lovely little squares. Very charming. I would like to write a guide book to them with photos.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 11 January 2018

There are a number of Wallace Fountains aroumd Paris. If you come out of Palais of Justice or Sainte Chapelle and cross over the street, you will see one. There is a metro stop called Cite. This pedestrian area has a flower shop, restaurants and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank bob2bkk
Reviewed 22 November 2017

The lovely cast-iron fountains providing Parisians and tourists with free drinking water from mid-March to mid-November are called Wallace fountains because they were conceived and financed by British philanthropist Richard Wallace (1818-1890). They show four young women, standing back to back carrying a pointed dome...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

These fountains were donated by Mr. Wallace following the 1870 siege of Paris when the city was running out of water and food. They are found throughout the city often in the center of a square. Very charming. I would like to photograph them all...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Donated to the city in recognition of a time when there was insufficient water, one can find these charming little fountains all over. I have a fantasy of creating a book mapping these and taking photos of all.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 10 November 2016

They are more useful than touristic. The water that comes out of them is drinkable. Matter of fact, Paris has a lot of fontains with drinkable water. But of course, they're pretty too.

Date of experience: July 2016
4  Thank g_marianaa
Reviewed 31 July 2016

There are lots of Wallace fountains in Paris and every time I pass one it reminds me of the film Amelie ( the concierge in her building is called Wallace ) They are called Wallace Fountains after the Englishman who paid for them

Date of experience: December 2015
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Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
Two islands sit in the middle of the Seine at the very
heart of Paris. The more majestic one, Ile de la Cité,
sparkles with history. This is the birthplace of
Paris, the home of the Gothic Sainte-Chapelle, and the
site of the prison where Marie Antoinette was held
before her execution. Tourists flock to see the iconic
Notre Dame and the beautiful bridges that straddle the
Seine. Ile Saint-Louis, the more provincial island,
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