Fontaine de Tourny Fountain in front of Quebec's Parliement
This monumental dates back to the second half of the 19th century. Commissioned by the mayor of Bordeaux, France, to celebrate the arrival of running water in the city, it and five others like it would stand at both ends of Allées de Tourney up until the 1960s.
Produced in the famous Barbezat art foundry, Fontaine de Tourny was designed by sculptor Mathurin Moreau, who won gold for his work at the Paris World Fair in 1855. His ornaments evoke the imaginary world of the sea. The fountain is being presented by La Maison Simons as a gift to the City of Quebec for its 400th anniversary.