"Fontaine des Innocents:Pl. J.-du-Bellay(1 Arrond.)" Parks, Gardens, and Squares Tip by hquittner

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  Fontaine des Innocents
by hquittner

This is a very old monument created by Jean Gougon (1549!). It was originally in a corner and had 3 sides. The fourth was added by Augustin Pajou (1788) in the style of the earlier great sculptor, when the square was created upon the grounds of the destroyed Church and Cemetery of the Innocents. It may look familiar to you because Ludovico Visconti modeled the Fontaine des Quatre-Eveques after it . That fountain stands in the square in front of St.-Sulpice. (There are other Tips on that one)

Directions: Pl. Joachim-du-Bellay is just SE of the Forum des Halles across r. Pierre Lescot (who helped Goujon).

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 26, 2007
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