Fontaine Saint-Michel Tours

Fontaine Saint-Michel was sculpted by Gabriel Davioud in 1860 and gives its name to the square where it’s located, Place Saint-Michel. The monumental fountain, located between boulevard Saint-Michel and Place Saint-Andres-des-Arts was commissioned by Baron Georges-Eugene Haussmann as part of Napoleon III’s plans to bring more light and air to the city of Paris.

The fountain depicts the archangel Michael vanquishing Satan, a controversial political symbol at the time hinting at Napoleon vanquishing the revolutionary fervor of the neighborhood. Unlike many of Paris’s fountains, Fontaine Saint-Michel was made from various colors of materials, including red and green marble, blue and yellow stone, and bronze. Place Saint-Michel is a popular meeting spot among both the city’s youth and foreign visitors.

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Fontaine Saint-Michel is located in the Latin Quarter near the metro stop Saint-Michel.
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Address: Place Saint-Michel, Paris, France
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Private Guided Walking Tour: Paris City Center Including Notre-Dame Interior

Tick off some of Paris’ most iconic attractions, at your own pace, on this private 2.5-hour walking tour of the City of Lights. Alongside your personal guide, you’ll head inside Paris’ crowning glory, Notre Dame Cathedral, and explore the pristine Tuilieries Gardens. Visit Place de la Concorde, home to the world’s first guillotine, admire the grandeur of Fontaine Saint-Michel, and delve into Paris’ turbulent history as you amble along the Champs Elysees, the world-famous boulevard that flanks the River Seine. 
  • Duration: 2 to 2.5 hrs
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$56.84 USD
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  • Duration: 2 to 2.5 hrs
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Paris Latin Quarter Night Walking Tour

Uncover Paris’ complex and colorful history on a 2-hour walking tour of the exquisite Left Bank. With an expert guide, learn about the events and characters that have touched this famous neighborhood. Pass centuries-old universities, sprawling cemeteries and iconic sites like Notre Dame Cathedral and the Cluny Museum. From the Pantheon to the immaculate Luxembourg Gardens, you’ll discover how people, art and cultural revolution has shaped the City of Light.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$29.00 USD
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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