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The Covered Fountain

Fontcouverte-la Toussuire
© covered fountain - Tourist Office Toussuire

The Fontcouverte village was named after this fountain. Known as the “Pierre-Friche” Fountain, it was covered by a stone-even though no stone was found on the site.


That name could either refer to the Cromlech relic and its semi-circle or the blocks of stones part of the houses in the village.
As two big stone knifes near a former fireplace and seventeen flint blades were found while constructing two surrounding houses, it is said the fountain was built during the megalith era.
According to la “ Mappe Sarde”,a survey map of 1730, the fountain was located in a plot that belonged to the local village. To have some water, the inhabitants needed to go to the covered fountain. Some landlords would ask a delivery man on a monkey to transport it.


The Covered Fountain
chef lieu 73300 Fontcouverte-la Toussuire