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“fountain spurts humour,charm and whimsy”

Fontaine Stravinsky
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Private Tour: 2CV Secret Paris Tour
Ranked #283 of 1,619 things to do in Paris
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Reviewed 9 December 2013

There is nowhere more whimsical than a public fountain adorned with sixteen works of sculpture,that moves and sprays water to the music of this giant of a composer.
It is next to Centre Pompidou and if you have passed the church of saint marie,you have gone too far. The black mechanical sculptures are by Jean Tinguely and coloured works by Niki de Saint Phalle. It represents the inspired 16 works by Stravinsky's "the Rite of Spring". Remember the elephant,the firebird,the fox,serpent,frog?
The fountain is designed to be as light as possible with shallow water,a bottom of stainless steel,with sculptures composed of plastics and light materials.
We love this fountain,with Niki's works brilliant and violent colour,the mechanical components and the water play make this ensemble charming,funny and whimsical.

Thank Eli B
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

This can be surprisingly hard to find if you aren’t properly oriented (it’s in a courtyard). We ended up walking around the entire Pompidou Centre before coming across it. Facing the main entrance of the building, it will be on the right side of the building. It's whimsical and even for those who prefer more traditional art, it's much more pleasing to the eye than the Pompidou Centre itself. If you’re in the area, you may as well stop by, but not worth going out of your way just to see it. We stopped for lunch in one of the nearby cafes, which was probably the best deal we found for an eatery in such close proximity to a museum/metro.

Thank Michelle T
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

A sort of extension of the Centre Pompidou nearby, the Fontaine Stravinsky is a work of modern art outdoors for everyone to enjoy for free. The fountain is made up of several colorful moving and spouting pieces. It's a fun place to sit and eat a picnic or enjoy a quick crepe from a nearby cart, especially if you have kids.

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Reviewed 1 September 2013

Both my girlfriend and I are musicians and Stravinsky fans so it was a no-brainer to see it. The fountain is a really interesting structure right next to the Pompidou Centre and musicians and non musicians alike will enjoy this. With lots of colour and varied water features, it's certainly worth a visit.

Thank Greg L
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

Modern fountain at the side of the Georges-Pompidou, it is colourful and has cool little characters and features. It is just a fun little place, in a buzzing area of street performers, bars and cafes. A chill-out zone in the evening after a long day in Paris. Not far from Chatelet metro stop.

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