Saint-Michel fountain, Paris
1400AD-Present-Modern Era France

Saint-Michel Fountain, Paris

February 5, 2021
TypeFountain, Landmark
Construction year1860
Age161 years
Ordered byBaron Haussmann
Designed byGabriel Davioud
Visiting hours
/ Ticket Prices
Any time
Getting thereMetro:
The nearest Metro station: Saint Michel (line 4)
The near RER station: Saint-Michel – Notre Dame (line B and C)
LocationParis, France, Europe

Location of the fountain

The fountain is located in Place Saint-Michel in the 6th arrondissement in Paris.

Saint-Michel Fountain, Paris is a monumental fountain in neo-renaissance style, the work of nine sculptors. The main theme of the fountain is the fight of good against evil.

The Decoration of Saint-Michel Fountain

The columns are made of red marble.

In the centre of the fountain is Saint Michael killing the devil.

There are four bronze statues on the top of the columns each one representing a virtue:

  • Justice – The statue with a scale and sword
  • Prudence – The statue that holds a serpent and a mirror
  • Fortitude – The statue that holds a lion skin and club
  • Temperance – The statue holding the skirt

There are two winged dragons on each side of the fountain.