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Fontaine de la Place Saint-Michel - Paris, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 48° 51.195 E 002° 20.625
31U E 451859 N 5411350
Quick Description: Fontaine de la Place Saint-Michel (Fountain at Place Saint-Michel Place) is located in the 5th arrondissement in Paris opposite Pont St-Michel on the left bank of the River Seine.
Location: Île-de-France, France
Date Posted: 3/18/2017 5:21:05 AM
Waymark Code: WMV9AZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 11

Long Description:
In 1855 when Baron Haussmann completed what is now called Boulevard Saint-Michel, it left a large open space at its northern end by the River Seine. The Fountain of Saint-Michel was commissioned to fill that space. The fountain was designed by the architect Gabriel Davioud and constructed in 1858–1860.

The focal point of the fountain is a raised niche with a monumental bronze sculpture of Archangel Michael slaying the devil created by Francisque-Joseph Duret. Flanking the statue near ground level are a pair of dragons sculpted by Henri Alfred Jacquemart.
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Please provide another photo of the location. You don't have to be in there shot, but you can. The photo requirement is to discourage any armchair visiting.
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