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Fountain of Latona

  • Versailles, France
  • Escaliers de Latone, 78000 Versailles, France 
    Latona Fountain - a beautiful fountain, which is a worthy decoration of Versailles, and it is one of the most famous fountains in the world.

    Above the fountain architects Le Notroi and Le Brun, who tried to reflect the ancient myth of the goddess Latona. According to legend, Latona gave birth to twins from Jupiter and it was cursed wife of Jupiter. In the architectural composition of the fountain depicts the moment, when exhausted Latona asks Jupiter to save her from Myra, who insulted her and threatened to kill him. Jupiter heard the request of the beloved, and to comfort her, protect, he turns peasants into frogs.

    In the center of the fountain is Latona that surrounds her children. And around it are frogs, as well as people who have not completely changed. At the base of the fountain is a number of turtles. Work on the fountain was completed in 1670.
    • attractions
      • Parks and Gardens

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