Paris Installs Sparkling Water Fountains, Continues to Outclass the Rest of the World

ELISE TAYLOR

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Oh honey, you didn’t think Paris would settle for regular water fountains did you? Paris, the world’s nucleus for art, fashion, beauty, gastronomy, and, like, everything cultural ever? No, no, no—regular water will just not do!

This past week, reports surfaced that every arrondissement (roughly, neighborhood) in Paris will be outfitted with at least one sparkling water fountain, thanks to a new government initiative. The city has experimented with sparkling water fountains since 2010, and, after positive feedback over the last few years, is expanding the initiative.

Many of the fountains are installed in local parks or green spaces, which means for Parisians, the urban picnic is getting a major upgrade.

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