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Medici Fountain in the Palais du Luxembourg

August 04, 2017

The Medici Fountain (La fontaine Médicis) was built in 1630

The Medici Fountain located in the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris is one of our favorite fountains in the world. Designed by fountain maker and hydraulic engineer, Tommaso Francini from Florence in 1630.

In the 18th century, the Medici fountain was in ruins by Napoleon Bonaparte had the fountain restored by Jean Chalgrin in 1811. In 1864-66, the Medici Fountain was relocated to its current location in the Palais du Luxembourg.

Learn more about the Le Jardin du Luxembourg, or the Luxembourg Garden here

Here is a list of Type of Garden Fountain Materials: 

  • Bronze and Brass - Very durable and can be very expensive.  It develops a patina effect with colors from blue to green and yellow depending on the combination of metals
  • Aluminum - Lighter than bronze or brass but cheaper to build and transport.  Not one of the more preferred metals
  • Cast Stone - Popular because of its strength and bold appearance.  Cast stone dates back to Grecian times
  • Fiberglass - Has its advantageous like being lightweight, colorful and does not break down like resin.  It is less preferred material for garden fountains
  • Iron and Steel - Although rust can provide a protective surface to iron and steel it can be powder coated to maintain its original color
  • Marble - Marble statues and fountains need to be sculpted and are better used inside than outside to maintain the marble finish

Interested in a garden fountain for you home or office?  See our collection of garden fountains, wall fountains, and estate fountains by visiting here.


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