Place Saint Michel is a place where a lot of people decide to meet; easy to find, easy to define. … in front of the fountain. We are close to the Quartier Latin, Saint Germain des Prés... cinemas, bars, book shops… students, tourists….
The fountain dates from 1860, created by Gabriel Davioud, who was also the man behind a lot of still existing, some buildings which have disappeared and many other fountains in Paris. He also participated in the creation of the little park, close to where I live, Square des Batignolles, on which I have often posted (see here and here).
The spectacular fountain at Place Saint Michel has of course, logically, a statue* of Saint Michael, the Archangel, terracing the devil.
My previous blog, PHO, was in operation for a year as from March 2007. It contains similar posts as this one, basically talking about different well known or more secrete sites in Paris. You can reach it by clicking HERE.
Si vous chercher quelqu'un à Paris qui ouvre des portes, normalement fermées, et qui sait tout sur l’histoire de Paris, vous pouvez contacter Marc Soléranski, conférencier national, historien, tel. 01 42 78 14 96. firstname.lastname@example.org
If you look for someone in Paris who can open doors which normally may be closed, who knows everything about the history of Paris, you can contact Marc Soléranski, lecturer and historian, phone +33 1 42 78 14 96. email@example.com