The square and fountain are impressive but it is a living part of the city. There is lots of activity. Watch your wallet. Close do Les Halles so you're likely right beside it anyway.
We visited end of August and were glad we made the effort to see this- I can imagine it is better with water in it. It is very old with a lot of history behind it.
Beautiful space and it felt like real Paris away from the main tourist attractions. Also there was a market which was great for some amazing food and others deals. It's not a must see but if you're in the neighbourhood go along and see it.
I rented a flat last fall that had a view of the fountain out my window. The fountain is OK, actually looking a bit dirty. There are a lot of people who sit around the fountain, especially at lunch time and also early evening to hang out.
This was a big surprise for us. We watched the tents going up from the pub across the street and thought it was a simple night market. Little did we expect it to be there for many days - our entire stay on Rue St Denis - and full of wonderful produce and people. From Basque stew, to Foie Gras,... 更多
This fountain is an ideal place to hang out during the summer, especially during the evening (like between 5 and 8pm). Just go to one of the fast food places (Pizza Hut, McDonald's or KFC to name a few) and eat it on the steps or just chill out here after dinner or a shopping session ;)
We visited this small fountain on the way to Grevin Wax Museum after eating lunch at Happy Days Diner (very close). It is surrounded by a courtyard with food and various retail shops nearby. Although there was no one at the actual fountain the area around the courtyard there were loads of people sitting on the stone benches and standing... 更多
This a rather attractive renaissance fountain and of the type which you might expect to see in Rome rather than Paris. Its location surrounded by rather seedy retail and food outlets is a little sad. But having said that if you're visiting anything nearby it's worth stopping for a quick look. A word of caution though: when we were there... 更多