Elephants Fountain

  • Historic site and monument
  • Historic patrimony
  • Fountain
  • Town of Art & History
  • Classified
Elevation : 283m
Place des Eléphants 73000 Chambéry
One of the town’s emblematic monuments, this fountain was built in 1838 to pay tribute to General de Boigne, a major benefactor of Chambéry, his native town.
At the death of Benoit de Boigne, the town decides to erect a monument to his glory. It chooses the project of Pierre-Victor Sappey for its originality and its importance despite a low-cost.

The set is 17,65 meters high, built in limestone from Saint Sulpice. It's a curious and skilled superimposition of three monuments : a fountain, a column and a statue.
The fountain shows in its plane a cross of Savoy, represented by four elephants united by their rump.
Realized in cast iron, they're...
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Unguided individual tours
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Openings
All year 2024 Open everyday
Location
Elephants Fountain
Elevation : 283m
Place des Eléphants 73000 Chambéry
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  • In centre of town
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