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Fontaine des Quatre Parties du Monde

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Address: Avenue de L'observatoire | place Ernest-Denis, 75006 Paris, France
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This late 19th-century fountain in the Observatory Garden depicts four...

This late 19th-century fountain in the Observatory Garden depicts four women holding a globe of the world.

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Large fountain

This is a lovely large fountain in the Jardin Marco Polo which leads to the Jardin des Luxembourg. Well worth a visit.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 August 2015
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This water fountain is large, and it has four standing female figures representing the four points of the compass holding a celestial sphere over their heads. The women represent the four parts of the world Europe, Asia, Africa and America. It is a really pretty fountain and includes four large horses around the base.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

This is a lovely large fountain in the Jardin Marco Polo which leads to the Jardin des Luxembourg. Well worth a visit.

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Saint-Germain-des-Pres
In Saint-Germain-des-Prés, life is effortlessly chic and all things are beautiful. The main boulevard is dotted with famed terraced cafés, haut-couture shops, ivy-covered railings and fine-dining restaurants. Antique dealers and art galleries surround the fine art school and small museums hide in unassuming squares. The neighbourhood’s namesake church is the oldest in Paris and is the backdrop for talented musicians every weekend. The Luxembourg Gardens house the national senate, splendid lawns and flourishing flower beds. Famous faces and bourgeois Parisians frequent Saint Germain accompanied by the students of Rue Saint Guillaume and Rue des Saints-Pères. This is a neighbourhood where afternoon people-watching from a café or playing cards in a brasserie are a key part of the daily fabric.
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