The Fontaine des Innocents is a monumental public fountain located on the place Joachim-du-Bellay in the Les Halles district in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, France. Originally called the Fountain of the Nymphs, it was constructed between 1547 and 1550 by architect Pierre Lescot and sculptor Jean Goujon in the new style of the French Renaissance. It is the oldest monumental fountain in Paris.
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Great Christmas market, one of the 3 in Paris that I visited in December 2017. Small and cozy, with lots of options to buy food and other items.
Nice, calm square next to the new mall in les halles
The building itself is nice, but a fountain without water is just not a fountain :-) The surroundings are beautiful, like all of Paris, but here it is seen that some reconstruction is about to be done. This was the biggest disappointment from all of the places what I visited in Paris.
this beautiful fountain sits on the ancient cemetery "of the innocents" where, for centuries, dead bodies of unidentified people were thrown in a muddy yard becoming, later, a dark and unsafe cemetery ! today things have changed ! the fountain is part of the big commercial "Halles" area and people sitn on its steps when the sun shines on it !
Nice place, well placed near shopping center "les Halles"