Paris, Île-de-France, France
—Mairie de Paris —
Designed by Charles Alphand and built by Jean-Camille Formigé, this square dates from around 1880. The opening was delayed due to landslides caused by local gypsum quarries. It is named for Louise Michel, called the Red Virgin of Montmartre, a prominent figure of the 1871 Paris Commune. It is decorated with two fountains, one by the sculptor Émile Derré: the Fountain of the Innocents (1907), and another by Paul Gasq, dedicated to marine gods (1932). There are apple and pear flowers, maple, Pterocaryas (Caucasian wingnut), ash, walnut, cedar, elm, hackberry, Judas trees, locust trees, mountain ash, sovonniers, beech ...
Location. 48° Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Paris, Île-de-France 75018, France.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. La basilique du Sacré-Cœur (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Saint-Pierre de Montmartre (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Eglise Saint-Jean-l’Evangéliste (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Le Bateau-Lavoir (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); La maison de Rose de Rosimond (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Jewish Student Memorial (approx. half a kilometer away); Clos Montmartre (approx. half a kilometer away); Le Lapin Agile (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paris.
More about this marker. There are at least three identical markers mounted on the fence at this square (park). The location listed here is nearest the Funicular's lower station.
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