Private Paris Fountain Tour
For an unusual private guided tour of Paris, consider this Paris day tour, which focuses on an aspect of the city’s charm that may not be obvious: a guided tour of Paris fountains.
Before Baron Haussmann installed a central water distribution system in the City of Light (between 1852 and 1870), it is estimated that during the 18th century, the average amount of water available to most Paris citizens was one liter per day. That included washing, cooking and drinking, and most of it was unsafe to drink, due to the pollution seeping from the streets, which were open sewers, and which penetrated into the water table.
That explains why so much expense and art was lavished on fountains that delivered precious water and why its fountains are an essential part of the visual appeal of Paris.
|Fontaine des Innocents, Square du marche des Innocents||1st district|
|Fontaine du Palmier, place du Châtelet||1st district|
|Fontaine Molière, rue de Richelieu||1st district|
|Fontaine St. Michel, place St. Michel||5th district|
|Fontaine Médicis, Jardin du Luxembourg||6th district|
|Fontaine du Luxembourg, Jardin de l’Observatoire||6th district|
|Fontaine des Orateurs Sacrés, place St. Sulpice||6th district|
|Fontaine des Quatre-Saisons, rue de Grenelle||7th district|
|Fontaine de Mars, rue St. Dominique||7th district|
|Fontaines de la place de la Concorde, place de la Concorde||8th district|
|Fontaines des Champs Élysées, Jardins des Champs Élysées||8th district|
|Fontaine du Bassin du Rond Point, Rond Point des Champs Élysées||8th district|
|Fontaine du Trocadero, esplanade du Trocadero||16th district|
Interested In Our Private Paris Fountain Tour?
Although this private Paris France tour uses an upscale vehicle to collect and deliver clients, as well as to move between the different neighborhoods, this Paris city tour is mostly a walking Paris tour, since it is only on foot that one can really savor the character of the neighborhoods which are defined by the Paris fountains we will visit. The list of fountains above is only a suggestion. You can choose to include or exclude any Paris fountain that you wish.
Just a quick note to let you know how much we enjoyed the tour of the Loire Valley [Custom Loire Valley Day Tour from Paris of 2 chateaux and 1 wine estate]. Let me start by saying the best part of the trip was meeting you and listening and learning about the history of France and specifically Chenonceaux. Your comments and guidance throughout the day made the experience far more than just a sight-seeing trip. Lunch was great and so were Amboise and the wine tasting. I can’t thank you enough for putting this tour together for us, we will enjoy the memories for years to come.
Stephen Kelly – San Francisco, CA