Fountain, Statue

A Polychrome Fountain in Paris ?

The Fontaine Saint-Michel in Place Saint-Michel, 5th arrondissement in Paris, has different colors of stone, columns of red marble, green marble, blue stone, yellow stone and bronze statues. Constructed in 1860 during the French Second Empire by the architect Gabriel Davioud. The central figure: the Archangel Michael wrestling with the devil, by Francisque-Joseph Duret. Two […]


The Statue of Liberty in Paris ?

– Three models stand in Paris. – The most famous is near the Grenelle Bridge on the Île des Cygnes, an island in the river Seine. – 11.5 meters high. – Facing west, towards the Atlantic Ocean and its sister in New York Harbor, which had been erected three years earlier.

Landmarks, Place, Statue

Why the Lion of Belfort statue in Paris ?

The square Place Denfert-Rochereau is named after Pierre Denfert-Rochereau, the French commander who organized the defense at the siege of Belfort during the Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871). It is dominated by the Lion of Belfort statue (a smaller version of the original in the town of Belfort) by Frédéric Bartholdi (remembered mainly for designing the Statue […]