La Fontaine Molière

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La Fontaine Molière
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Neighbourhood: Louvre / Palais-Royal
From the majestic Louvre to the regal Palais-Royal, this neighbourhood oozes luxury. The grand arches along Rue de Rivoli are shadowed by mosaics in front of decorated vitrines and hotels. Place Vendôme is lined with the world’s best jewelers and their glittering window displays. Every other establishment has someone to open the door for you or park your car. You can spend hours gazing at its haute couture shops or lingering over a meal at any of its chic eateries. After all that indulgence, the Tuileries gardens provide stately respite, while theatres compete for your applause. It's a neighbourhood that draws admirers from around the world, all attracted to the luxe life in Paris.
How to get there
  • Pyramides • 3 min walk
  • Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre • 4 min walk
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia10,805 contributions
Elaborate fountain/monument
Jan 2020
The bronze statue of Moliere, (a french playwright) is quite impressive in its own right, however, the structure that envelopes him, is massive, about six stories. The base is a fountain, with water trickling out of lion heads, on ether side of him is two marble female statues, holding scrolls, of his works, one representing light comedy, whilst the other serious comedy, he is next seating in a niche surrounded by columns, finished with an ornate pediment. Paris really doe know how to do its monumental structures.
Written 2 March 2020
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Osman B
Beirut, Lebanon545 contributions
A Tribute to Moliere
Jul 2019
Considered as one of the greatest French writers, the City of Paris paid a tribute to Moliere by founding this monument. However it's not located on the widest street. We were walking in the neighborhood of our hotel and we stumbled by this beautiful elevated sculpture. For French literature lovers it might be worth a visit and take a photo.
Written 17 September 2019
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Trainbleu
Brussels, Belgium25,694 contributions
Worth a glance if you are in the neighbourhood
Dec 2018 • Friends
As we stayed at a hotel on rue Moliere we passed this fountain, dedicated to French playwright Molière (1622 -1673), several times a day. When we first saw it, at the corner of rue Molière and rue de Richelieu (where Moliere lived and died), it came as a surprise. One doesn’t expect to find such an elaborate construction on such a narrow street corner. Quite high up, there is a large bronze statue of Molière (1622 -1673) sitting atop a high marble pedestal between four decorated columns. Under a curved pediment there is a rather strange putto (with a cornucopia?), looking like baby Jesus sitting in judgment over Moliere. The pedestal is flanked by two female allegorical figures representing ‘serious comedy’ and ‘light comedy’. They are holding a scroll listing Moliere’s plays. Compared to the rest, the semi-circular basin is simple. It is only decorated with lion head mascarons.

Even after several views, we didn’t particularly like this 19th century fountain. We found it a bit pompous and overly ornate.
Written 25 January 2019
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misopiso88
Seattle, WA27,567 contributions
Great Meeting Spot!
Apr 2018 • Family
Slightly hidden from the crowds, La Fontaine Moliere is a great meeting spot a couple blocks away from The Louvre. There is a great bubble tea place right next door as well.
Written 26 June 2018
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BarbieMegaTraveller
Sydney, Australia7,239 contributions
Grand looking monument but fountain was empty which was sad
Jul 2017 • Couples
This monument takes you by surprise, it's something we stumbled across as we walked back to our hotel. It is almost hidden away which is a shame and although called a "fountain", when we were there in July 2017 it was completely empty with no water whatsoever.
Written 24 October 2017
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Ibadanboy
Nairobi, Kenya6,145 contributions
La Fontaine Moliere
Jan 2015 • Couples
The La Fontaine Moliere is a nice small fountain located at the intersection of Rue Richelieu and Rue Moliere. Erected as a monument for Moliere (the French playwright), it was built in the 18 hundreds and the same architect who designed the Saint Sulpice fountain was art of the team that designed the La Fontaine Moliere.
Written 8 February 2015
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Karen V 🌴🌻🎀
Tampa, FL2,884 contributions
A beautiful fountain and tribute to Molière
May 2013 • Family
It's an easily missed monument that is located on the corner of rue Molière and rue de Richelieu near the Palais Royal and Comédie Française. You'll miss it if you don't take a detour down rue de Richelieu from the Avenue de l'Opéra on your way to the palace. It's off the beat and path, very much like the garden and courtyard in front of the palace. A hidden gem if you happen to like the works of Molière. We happened to find it by accident. My mother is a huge admirer of Molière, so it was a welcomed surprise. It's a very large fountain that features a bronze statue of Molière in the center with the female sculptures of "Serious Comedy" and "Light Comedy" on the right and left of the statue. The lion heads at the bottom of the monument are the source of the water flowing into the fountain. It's a very lovely tribute to the famous French actor and playwright. His name still lives on through the performances of his plays at the Comédie Française.
Written 27 April 2014
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