The Champs-Elysées Fountains

Restoration & contemporary artwork

The Rond-Point on the Avenue Champs-Elysées is the focal point of one of the world’s most prestigious avenues. To the east, sits the Place de la Concorde and a view of the Jardin des Tuileries, to the west is the Arc de Triomphe, Place de l’Etoile.

This circular space, vestige of 19th century urbanism, is composed of six sections featuring six fountains. The fountains have deteriorated greatly and no longer work.

The city would like to restore them in the same spirit which inspired the man who created them: Baron Haussmann’s engineer, Jean Charles Alphand.

To do this, the Paris Foundation is setting up a private funding scheme. Restoration work and reconnecting the water supply will bring back life and splendour to this Rond-Point, one of the highlights of Paris.


15th of August in Paris, the fountains are refreshing the City

Restoration project

Restoration of basins and water-tightness

Cost: €140,000  

Water jets and nozzles

Cost: €30,000  

Lighting for basins and water jets

Cost: €30,000 

Fountain mechanisms, pumps, filters, control centres

Cost: €165,000  

 

Artistic project

Artwork by designers

Cost : €2 000 000 

TOTAL COST: €6 000 000