Hotels Near Fontaine Stravinsky

Address Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris, France
Phone +33 1 44 78 12 33

The Stravinsky Fountain is a whimsical public fountain ornamented with sixteen works of sculpture, moving and spraying water, representing the works of composer Igor Stravinsky. It was created in 1983 by sculptors Jean Tinguely and Niki de Saint Phalle, and is located on Place Stravinsky, next to the Centre Pompidou, in Paris.

The Stravinsky Fountain is a shallow basin of 580 square meters located in Place Stravinsky, between the Centre Pompidou and the Church of Saint-Merri. Within the basin are sixteen works of sculpture inspired by Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, and his other major works.

The Stravinsky Fountain was part of a larger sculptural program, launched by the City of Paris in 1978, to build seven contemporary fountains with sculpture in different squares of Paris. Besides the Stravinsky Fountain, this project included new fountains at the Hotel de Ville and within the gardens of the Palais Royal.

"I wanted [the fountain] to have charm, with the colors of Niki, the movement of the water, and a certain attachment of the heart that I gave to my sculptures. I didn't want artifices of color in the California style, with jets of water that were electronically controlled, things mysterious and bizarre.


Monday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM, Tuesday: Closed, Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM, Thursday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM, Friday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM, Saturday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM, Sunday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Hôtel Saint Merry Paris

Hotel Saint Merry is set in a former presbytery. It is located in the centre of Paris, a mere 300 metres from the famous Pompidou Centre and 350 metres from Les Halles shopping centre. Notre-Dame de Paris is 800 metres away.

78, Rue De La Verrerie, 4th arr., 75004 Paris, France

Nightly rates from $214