The Louis XII fountain was reconstructed in 1511 by the distinguished engineer Pierre de Valence. Up until the 19th century, it was located at the corner of Saint Lubin and Bourgmoyen streets. However, when the houses behind it were destroyed to build the Louis XII square in 1820, it was transferred to the southern corner of the square which is why it looks a little out of place. After being damaged during the Revolution, it was restored in 1890.
La Fontaine Louis XII a été reconstruite vers 1511, par le maître fontainier, Pierre de Valence. Jusqu’au 19ème siècle, elle se trouvait adossée au mur des maisons à l’angle des rues Saint Lubin et Bourgmoyen. Lorsque les maisons ont été détruites pour construire la place Louis XII en 1820, elle a été installée à l’angle sud de la place ce qui explique pourquoi elle ne semble pas à sa place. Endommagée pendant la révolution, elle a été restaurée à partir de 1890.
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