The Fontaine Saint-Michel, a monumental sculptural piece created by Gabriel Davioud, was inaugurated by the city of Paris in 1860. This manifesto for peace is located at the crossroads between boulevard Saint-Michel and rue Danton.
The whole piece, which is 26 metres high, shows Saint Michael, peacemaker, standing atop a rock and striking down a dragon. The work of Francisque Duret is framed by two dragon water fountains.
Today Place Saint-Michel is a meeting place for the many students in the area.
Saint-Michel Fountainspecial selection of our hotels
Timhotel Le Louvre
3-star hotel in the centre of Paris
Stay at our 3-star hotel in the centre of Paris, offering an unrivalled experience. Less than 5 minutes from the renowned Louvre Museum, our privileged location opens the door to a magical moment in the City of Light.
Surrounded by iconic...
300 metres from the Louvre Museum
Timhotel Palais Royal
Hotel in the heart of Paris
Welcome to our 3-star hotel, nestled in the heart of Paris's 2nd arrondissement, offering an exceptional experience in the City of Light. Just metres from the Palais-Royal gardens and its iconic Colonnes de Buren, our hotel is also less than...
Just a stone's throw from the Palais Royal and the Louvre Museum
Timhotel Odessa Montparnasse
Hotel in the heart of the lively Gaité Montparnasse district
Discover our 3-star hotel, nestled in the dynamic Montparnasse district, just a few minutes from Gare Montparnasse and Tour Montparnasse. Right in the heart of the liveliest part of this lively district, our establishment offers you a quality...
Lively neighbourhood and quiet rooms