Wave Tail Art | Medici Fountain, Paris, France

Medici Fountain, Paris, France

July 06, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

The Medici Fountain (la fontaine Médicis) is a beautiful fountain with a long tree-lined reflecting pool in the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris.  It was built around 1630 by Marie de Medici, the widow of King Henry IV and regent of the future King Louis XIII.  Marie was originally from Florence, Italy and had the fountain built in the Italian style with a grotto filled with statues. The main statues show the Polyphemus surprising the lovers Acis and Galatea.  On the sides are statues of a faun and a huntress.  It has been through many changes over the centuries including being moved to its present location but still retains the Italian style.  To see my favorite photo of the Medici Fountain, please visit the Reflections of Light section of my portfolio on my website wavetailart.com

The Medici Fountain, Jardin Du Luxembourg, Paris, FranceThe Medici Fountain, Jardin Du Luxembourg, Paris, Francelong view with pool The Medici Fountain, Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris, FranceThe Medici Fountain, Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris, Franceclose up of the statues


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