Jan 4, 2010

Get off at St Michel station metro, I directly could see the Place St Michel. The Place St Michel (Fountain St Michel) is located on the Left Bank of Paris, on the borderline between fifth and sixth arrondissement. It’s a public square, where I could find many students and young people sitting and enjoying the ambiance of the Quartier Latin.

It exists at the intersection of several street including Quai Saint Michel, Boulevard St Michel, Quai des Grandes Augustins and Pont St Michel. The construction of Place Saint-Michel, was the result of a grand scheme to create a grande croisee of boulevards through the centre of Paris. This scheme was undertaken by Baron Haussmann, prefect of the Seine, to Napoleon III. Constructed by Gabriell Davioud in 1855-1860. The statue’s an image of Saint Michael, the Arch angel with the two dragons spout water into the fountain.

Station on Paris metro: St Michel