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"The fountain of Latona" Versailles Tip by sim1

Versailles, Paris: 75 reviews and 125 photos

  The fountain of Latona
by sim1

The fountain of Latona

The fountain of Latona is probably one of the fountains you will see for sure. It is located rather close to the chateau of Versailles. From the 'Water Parterre' (which I mentioned in earlier tips) you can walk down some stairs and you will arrive at this fountain.

The central marble group that you can see in this photo, depicts Latona and her children, carved by the Marsy brothers. This group originally stood on a rock in 1670. It was surrounded by 6 frogs, half emerging from the water. There were also 24 other frogs arranged outside the fountain on a grassy platform. The fountain was modified in 1687 by Jules Hardouin-Mansart between 1687 and 1689. The rock was replaced by the basins (which you can see more clearly on the previous photo).


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  • Updated Dec 7, 2003
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