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La Fontaine des Elephants (Fountain of Elephants)

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great city symbol

The fountain really is in the city center and when there's good weather the elefants look great in... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
Félicien B
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An impressive fountain in day and night when light up, pity no information found on why the... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2018
maigrait
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Beauvais, France
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

The fountain really is in the city center and when there's good weather the elefants look great in the sun and you even can use the water to refresh your face... Good place to chill at

Thank Félicien B
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

The fountain is located very near the old town so it’s worth to take a look. The elephants really look like coming out of the statue. However, it would be really good to have an information board by the fountain telling why elephants in the...More

1  Thank michelinukko
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

This piece of art: la Fontaine des Elephants is so beautiful and well crafted. It reminds me of my stay in Chambèry.. here is where I usually wait for my bus. Normally it's a very busy place. Just across the street there are several shops....More

Thank casso06
Reviewed 16 January 2018

An impressive fountain in day and night when light up, pity no information found on why the Elephants.

Thank maigrait
Reviewed 3 January 2018

The story of Hannibal is very interesting indeed, the fountain is really lovely to behold and worth a selfie or two.

Thank Heatherjt2
Reviewed 20 October 2017

A n unexpected thing to discover in a small French town! Looks wonderful when lit up at night,quite surreal!

Thank berlinaidan
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Interesting story of the nobleman returning from the far east, giving contribution to his old town, including hospital and monuments,

Thank arnekr2015
Reviewed 22 August 2017

You can't visit Chambéry without going to see 'the Elephants'. It's a memorial to a local man who made his fortune in India. The local nickname for it is 'les quatre sans-culs' (The 4 with no backsides). :)

1  Thank FrancheComptoise
Reviewed 17 August 2017

A must see if you go to Chambery, then stroll down the main street and do a little window shopping before stopping for a hot chocolate and traditional pastry at Au Fidele Berger !

1  Thank Tina50tag
Reviewed 3 August 2017

This was the first tourist site we were shown by our guide. She informed us that it was known by locals as the 'quatre sans-derrieres' because the elephants had their front halves shown but not the rear halves. Ah yes, very good. It is worth...More

Thank BroLucius
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