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Reviewed 8 September 2018

This was the site of the original big cemetery for the city. Thousands and thousands of people were buried here until it became way too unsanitary and the bones were moved to the Catacombs. Then this lovely fountain was built. A nice oasis in the...More

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

I found this place by accident walking around Les Halles. It looks amazing and grabs your attention.

Thank Samuel D
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Located in the square des innocents is the wonderful fountaine des innocents that was carved by Jean Goujon in 1547.

Thank rayrest
Reviewed 10 April 2018

This ancient fountain stands in a small park near les Halles. We visited around Christmas when it was beautifully lit and surrounded by stalls with seasonal produce, lots of food and mulled wine. A lovely experience

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

A nice stop after a long walk or some time shopping Les Halles. I like watching the skateboarders and the locals out and about. The fountain really stands out in the place/square. A good jumping off point if you're deciding to do with the rest...More

Thank Jesse S
Reviewed 15 December 2017

During a stroll in the neighbourhood of Les Halles we came upon this 16th century drinking fountain in Renaissance style, decorated with beautifully carved water nymphs (naiads), tritons and other mythological creatures. Originally it was an open loggia placed against a church (Eglise des Innocents)...More

Thank Trainbleu
Reviewed 14 December 2017

This somber and unimpressive looking fountain in the Les Halles district, felt more like something you'd expect to see in a cemetery. It has that look and feel about it. The square in which it sits appeared quite popular, with many people sitting around it....More

Thank StockholmKindaGuy
Reviewed 6 August 2017

This is a beautiful historic fountain that has been surrounded by modern Paris with the new station at Les Halles. Still the Fontaine is a source around which people congregate in any age. It was very popular with people all around on a Monday afternoon...More

Thank Grover R
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This is a monumental public fountain located on the place Joachim-du-Bellay in the Les Halles district. Originally called the Fountain of the Nymphs, it was constructed between 1547 and 1550 by architect Pierre Lescot and sculptor Jean Goujon and is the oldest monumental fountain in...More

Thank R K
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

This 470 year old fountain sits above the old central cemetery in Paris. Hopefully all the bones have been move since! The fountain is a good condition for its age and still works. Popular place on a Saturday to sir around, but some of the...More

Thank Max C
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Les Halles
Historically the central iron-clad market of Paris,
Les Halles has evolved architecturally since then but
the pulsating energy has stayed the same. Now it
houses the main shopping mall, which nestles
underground surrounded by fast-food take-aways and
international restaurants coupled with beautiful
churches and the old commodity exchange. Parallel to
it are the high-street stores of Rue de Rivoli and
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