Fontaine des Fleuves, Place de la Concorde
photo by Stéphane Enten

Fontaines de la Concorde

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The two fountains, Le Fontaine des Mers (Maritim Fountain) and Le Fontaine des Fleuves (Fountain of the Rivers), were completed in 1840, during the reign of King Louis-Philippe. One commemorates the maritime commerce and industry of France, and the other commemorates navigation and commerce on the rivers of France. They both feature a stone basin, six figures of tritons with fish spouting water from their mouths.

The gravity system that pumped the water originally was replaced with pumps in the 20th century, which recycle the water.

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Stéphane Enten, Porfirio, Christophe ALARY, Daniel Stockman, Denis Thuillier, Patrick Olivier, Denis McLaughlin, Ian Duffy

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