"Place St-Michel, Fontaine St-Michel" Fontaine Saint Michel Tip by von.otter
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?God willing, every working man in my kingdom will have a chicken in the pot every Sunday, at the least!? ? the domestic policy of Henri IV (1553?1610)
FOR THE PEOPLE Michael the Archangel is the protector of the French people. The fountain at the focal point of Place St-Michel features a bronze sculptural grouping, St-Michel points to heaven as he trounces the Devil under foot, while two dragons gargle water into the basin. This grouping is the work of Francisque Joseph Duret. A Raphaël painting in the Louvre, which shows St-Michel killing the Devil, served as Duret?s inspiration.
The fountain was designed by Gabriel Davioud in 1860 as part of Baron Georges Haussmann?s city renovation plan. This square, in the heart of the Latin Quarter at the foot of Boulevard St-Michel, is a popular meeting spot for students and tourists.
This is also a Wi-Fi Hot Spot, for those with more internet need than deep pockets!
Address: 9 Place Saint Michel
Directions: The Métro #4 line has a Place St-Michel stop that will take you to this busy little place.
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