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cigalechanta Sep 23rd, 2010 08:55 AM

Paris's first sparkling water fountain
Following Rome's lead to cut down on plastic bottles, they have installed their first.

PalenQ Sep 23rd, 2010 09:02 AM

Thanks for that - but i did not hear exactly where this fizzy water fountain is?

StCirq Sep 23rd, 2010 09:03 AM

A shame it's not wine.

cigalechanta Sep 23rd, 2010 09:05 AM

it's in Monmartre, I think.
Here's another video of that fountain,
alas no wine or vodka :)

StCirq Sep 23rd, 2010 09:07 AM

A sign in the video says Au Jardin de Reuilly.

tod Sep 23rd, 2010 09:08 AM

I think that is fantastic -
Jardin de Reuilly is a bit far from the tourist crowd ( at the end of Promenade Plantee, OR the beginning depending where you start) but great for the locals.
As long as they don't do away with the beautiful Wallace fountains like the did with the vespasiennes!

cigalechanta Sep 23rd, 2010 09:10 AM

yes, i see it's in the 12th in the Jardin de Reuilly

bookchick Sep 23rd, 2010 10:17 AM

OMG, if they'd only get one with champagne, I'd be willing to swim over there to see it!


Dayenu Sep 23rd, 2010 10:22 AM

I hope they won't run out of gas :)

kappa1 Sep 23rd, 2010 10:29 AM

Jardin de Reuilly was like 30 minutes or less easy walk from the Bastille end of the promenade on the viaduc. I once walked on the bridge over the park.

mvor Sep 23rd, 2010 12:14 PM

Cool. I love the small bottles the kids were using, they looked like vodka bottles. Also, loved the guardian's headline: "Eau la la!"

Have you seen the BYO-wine vending machines? We've filled up our own bottles at local wine shops throughout France and Italy to great success but now they're hitting the French supermarkets and may be coming to the US.

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