Wallace Fountains of Paris – Welcome
Wallace Fountains of Paris have been dispensing clean drinking water to residents and visitors for 150 years. The original fountains were a gift to the people of Paris from Sir Richard Wallace, an Englishman. These public drinking fountains have great historic, artistic, cultural and social significance. They also represent the best of public/private partnerships for the common good, as well as being one of the most beloved and iconic symbols of Paris. At this website you can:
• Learn about the Wallace Fountains – Discover the history of the Wallace Fountains and learn about their donor, Sir Richard Wallace by clicking on Wallace & His Fountains.
• Take Walking Tours of Paris to Find the Fountains – Discover Paris by searching for the 107 Wallace Fountains scattered throughout the city. There are 21 Self-guided Walks available to download from this site. Take the walking tours and explore Paris with a purpose. When you find the fountains, you find the real Paris.
• Share your Adventures with Others on Social Media – Share your discoveries, observations and ideas. We encourage you to post comments on your social media about your adventures while looking for Wallace Fountains. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.
• Discover the Society of the Wallace Fountains — Learn about the activities of the Society and how it is working to bring recognition to the fountains and to encourage philanthropy for the common good in the spirit of Sir Richard Wallace. Subscribe to our quarterly newsletter.
• Help Promote, Preserve and Protect the Fountains — Become a Friend of the Wallace Fountains and help promote, preserve and protect the Wallace Fountains of Paris. Befriend the fountains – use them to refill water bottles, report a malfunctioning or vandalized fountain so it can be quickly repaired, or make a donation to ensure the fountains continue to exist for generations to come.