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Fontaines Wallace

Place Louis Lepine 1 allee Celestin Hennion | Marche aux Fleurs Reine Elisabeth II, 75004 Paris, France
+33 9 74 50 65 07
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Water Supply

We saw the first Wallace Fountain in Montmartre. We didn't know that it's a water supply. It 's a... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
Solodam J
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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
Rumples
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Tucson, Arizona
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10 May 2018
“My Water Source”
27 Mar 2018
“I Love These Fountains”
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Place Louis Lepine 1 allee Celestin Hennion | Marche aux Fleurs Reine Elisabeth II, 75004 Paris, France
Ile de la Cité / Ile Saint-Louis
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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.

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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

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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.

Thank Thomas V
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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

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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

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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

Thank Thomas V
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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.

Thank Thomas V
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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.

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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

6  Thank Taxidevil
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Two islands sit in the middle of the Seine at the very
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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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