Square Louvois with a beautiful fountain of the same name is one of the hidden treasures of the Right Bank. Quiet and charming, this little square is the only park area lost in the middle of the busy 2nd arrondissement. The fountain itself is probably the main attraction – created in 1844 by Louis Visconti at the request of the king Louis Philippe I, it represents four great rivers of France: the Seine, the Garonne, the Loire and the Saône in a beautiful allegoric way. The four female sculptures were created by Jean-Baptiste-Jules Klagmann.
This little square holds a special place in my heart. For some reason even in summer when the city is crowded with vacationers, Square Louvois keeps the sentimental and quiet charm of La Belle Époque.
Address: 69 bis rue de Richelieu, 75002 Paris.