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Place des Terreaux 20 (1e)
(Jardin du Palais Saint-Pierre)

Castalie ou Source de la poésie

Castalia or The Source of Poetry

Nymph in Greek mythology
Eugène Guillaume

Lyon /  Castalie <i>ou</i> Source de la poésie   Lyon /  Castalie <i>ou</i> Source de la poésie


Marble sculpture of Castalia, a nymph whom Apollo transformed into a fountain at Delphi, at the base of Mount Parnassos, or at Mount Helicon. She could inspire the genius of poetry to those who drank her waters or listened to their quiet sound; the sacred water was also used to clean the Delphian temples. Apollo consecrated Castalia to the Muses (Castaliae Musae). The sculpture shows her with a lyre sitting on a protruding rock of the Parnassus. Her left arm is placed on the urn from which escape the generous waters that confer the gift of poetry and divination. A winged genius is quenching his thirst.





Lyon - Castalie <i>ou</i> Source de la poésie

Jardin du Palais Saint-Pierre

The garden of the Palais Saint-Pierre is a municipal garden located within the the Museum of Fine Arts in Lyon. It is a rectangular garden delimited by the arcades of the old cloister of the Benedictine abbey. It is located right in the city center on the peninsula. Like the Museum, the garden is open every day, except Tuesdays and holidays.

In the garden a number of sculptures of the museum is placed:

Bronze sculptures

Marble sculptures

At the walls:


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Locatie (N 45°46'0" - E 4°49'59") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

Item Code: frra115; Photograph: 12 August 2018
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