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St. Sulpice Fountain

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Address: Place St.-Sulpice, 75006 Paris, France
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This fountain, located in front of the St. Sulpice church, honors four of...

This fountain, located in front of the St. Sulpice church, honors four of France's most famous Christians.

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The church and fountain has an impressive external overall scale. Whilst the sheets of water from the tiers of the fountain are mesmerising, the dark interior of the neo-classical... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2017
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

The church and fountain has an impressive external overall scale. Whilst the sheets of water from the tiers of the fountain are mesmerising, the dark interior of the neo-classical church is bruding, with huge frescoes in each bay, i is bruding and far more impressive. The "Rose Line" is a mere detail.

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 12 December 2016

This is a great fountain with statues and stone lions. I particularly like the expression on the lions. There was no water running today though.

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Odenton, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We took a quick photo stop here before entering the St Sulpice church for a visit. The square was relatively peaceful and not much of a crowd.

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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

The St Sulpice Fountain is the large decorated central monument in St Sulpice Square (in front of the Cathedral). A quick but decent photo stop, in a relatively peaceful square.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

A classic Parisian square with a beautifully decorated fountain. A good place to sit for a few minutes during your Paris tourist tour.

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

On the way to St Sulpice church, this fountain is sure to get your attention. Blocky but majestic, it creates a nice atmosphere before entering the church. Someone should clean the dead pigeons out of the water however.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

This is primarily a monument with a fountain around the base. Combined with the tree filled square, adding in the solid facade of the St Sulpice Church on a brilliant summers evening, all this provided for a scene of some character. Unfortunately whilst the low evening sun illuminated the church, it threw the fountain into shade so for any serious... More 

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New Hampshire Lakes Region, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

This fountain and plaza are beautiful! A little off the beaten path, but worth a look! The church is huge and needs some work but is interesting to see. Spend some time watching the lions of the fountain and enjoy being in the sunshine!

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Reviewed 19 June 2016

Another beautiful cathedral. Our guide pointed out the window which, on a certain day of each year, sunlight illuminates a brass line running across the floor to an obelisk on the far wall. The church organ is supposed to be one of the best sounding.

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 9 April 2016

La Fontaine Saint-Sulpice, is located Place Saint Sulpice, on the forecourt of the church that gives it its name, in the 6th arrondissement of Paris. It is sometimes called fountain of preachers and also maliciously called fountain of four point (s) Cardinals because it is decorated with four statues of Catholic Bishops, famous preachers of the era of Louis XIV,... More 

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