It's a majestic fountain if you're in the vicinity - near the catacombs and eglise St. Sulpice :) Although it's a nice sight, I wouldn't go out of my way JUST to se that.
Situated right by a lovely square and St. Sulpice Church. What a great place to people watch. It's almost mesmerizing watching the fountain and the beautifully sculptured lions and statues. You can walk a bit further and go to the Luxembourg gardens which are beautiful and a must see.
The Fountain Saint-Sulpice or Fountain of the Four Bishops (Fontaine des Quatre Eveques), built in the center of la Place Saint-Sulpice between 1844 and 1848, was designed by the architect Joachim Visconti. The fountain presents the statues of four bishops, one on each of its sides. This ornate, complex fountain crowns the square in the front of the glorious Church... More
The exterior of the church itself has undergone extensive renovation , and provides a stunning backdrop to the said fountain . Arrive just before midday to hear the Angelus ring out from the belfrey . A good place to take the load off while the good lady shops ....
This is the church mentioned in Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code as having the Rose Line that held the remains of the Holy Grail. Spoiler: It doesn’t. The church itself is nothing special by Paris standards, but is worth a look around. The inside is massive and the outside is unique with the neighboring fountain and odd looking towers.... More
Entry is free, the fountain is gorgeous! It was interesting to read and know about the Gnomon and the Paris Meridian.
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