I first saw the Centre Georges Pompidou fountain (formally known as the Stravinsky Fountain) in my high school French textbook. It looked funky. The Pompidou Centre looked funky too! I had to see it in person on my first trip to the “City of Light” alone. I only learned of the official name of this fountain just now writing this post. It is also called the Fontaine des automates. The Pompidou Centre was designed, and subsequently built, in 1977 by two Italian architects and one British architect. Inside the building are a public library, the Musée National d’Art Moderne (Modern Art Museum), and a music and acoustic research center.
Be sure to check out the Centre Georges Pompidou Centre and its’ artistic fountain when you are in the Beaubourg area of the 4th arrondissement (administrative district) of Paris.