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St. Sulpice Fountain

#235 of 1,089 things to do in Paris
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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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Great fountain to see on your visit to the church

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 December 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

The Saint-Sulpice fountain, situated in front of the Church of Saint-Sulpice, is a piece of stunningly beautiful architecture. The upper level of this gorgeous fountain is adorned by elaborate statues of four bishops, one on each side. The lower level of the fountain is guarded by four majestic sculpted lions. It’s almost mesmerizing to watch the water smoothly cascade down... More 

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