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France
Annecy
Haute-Savoie

Rhône-Alpes

Place Notre-Dame

Fontaine aux lions et tortues

Fountain with Lions and Turtles

Victor Bassotti
Galasse (Annecy)
1859

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Description

Granite obelisk (5 m high), standing on four cast iron turtles on a square base with sitting lions on the corners. From the lions' mouths water is spouting into a basin. The fountain is constructed by the town architect Ignace Monnet, and sculpted by Victor Bassotti.

Annecy - Fontaine aux lions et tortues Annecy - Fontaine aux lions et tortues Annecy - Fontaine aux lions et tortues

Inscription(s)

les fontaines
de la ville
d'annecy
ont ete erigees
sous l'edilite
de monsieur
aimé-antoine
levet

On the other side the year 1859.

Sculptor

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Location (N 45°54'0" - E 6°7'33")

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