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Fontaine des Éléphants (Fountain of Elephants)

Listed under Monuments & Landmarks in Rhone-Alps, France.

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Not the most attractive landmark in Chambéry, but one of the most famous, this fountains is square, with the front of an elephant coming out of each side. It's pretty much full size, so quite an un-missable landmark – possibly for some of the wrong reasons. It was built to honour the feats of a local explorer who went out to India to embark on acts of daring do.

 

Written by  Sarah Knighton.

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