Go See : Fountain of Innocents

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For D’s Art Takes GO SEE, Divvya Nirula brings you a viewer’s review of events from around the globe. Dance, art, theatre, music – we have it all, and more. Today, we discover Fountain of Innocents

The fountain was built by the architect Pierre Lescot and sculptor Jean Goujon, under Henri IV. The fountain is located in Les Halles district.  the heart of Paris, and is close to popular destinations.

3 Reasons to Go See “Fountain of Innocents”

  • For an art historian, it is a must see location, as it is a  16th century fountain and represents the French Renaissance style of architecture.
  • It is also referred to as the La Fontaine des Nymphes. The four sides of the fountain represent nymphs – which according to Greek and Latin mythology, are beings who never grow old and die. They are regarded as Divine spirits of nature.
  • We recommend you visit the Saint-Eustache church whose construction began in 1532 and the church was finally consecrated in 1637

Some tips for when you GO SEE “Fountain of Innocents”

The closest metro stop to the Fountain of Innocents is Châtelet. Lines 1,4,7,11 and 14 intersect at this metro.

Pompidou Centre – a shopping centre which is located very close to the fountain. There are numerous cafes and restaurants also in the vicinity.

We recommend the creperie stalls that serve hot delights for at relatively cheap prices


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