Restauration of the City Hall fountain

Tuesday 7 March 2017

The fountain was built between 1892 and 1893 by Charles Genuys, the architect of the Dome des Invalides of Paris. It was inaugurated in 1893 by the mayor Chénieux, and was destined to become the artistic symbol of Limoges. Standing eight metres high, it is made of noble materials such as bronze, pink granit and porcelain. It is the result of a collaboration between the students and teachers of the national decorative Art schools of Paris and Limoges and the crafsmen, goldsmiths, industrialists and porcelain makers.

In the framework of the call for popular and company patronage named "I love Limoges - I sponsor it" launched by the City with the Patrimony foundation, several restaurations have been made on the City hall heritage. The restauration of the historical monument of the fountain started on October 3rd 2016.

The sponsors, without whom nothing would have been possible, were invited on March 7th 2017 to the reactivation of the fountain in the presence of officials of the City and the region.