Partner Charles Percier, buried together
Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, Place du Carrouseel, 75001 Paris, France
Château de Fontainebleau, 77300 Fontainebleau, France
Château de Malmaison, Avenue du Château de la Malmaison, 92500 Rueil-Malmaison, France
Château de Neuilly, 52 Boulevard d'Argenson, 92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Château d'Eu, 1 Rue Jean Duhornay, 76260 Eu, France
Élysée Palace, 55 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris, France
Hôtel des Invalides, Place des Invalides, 75007 Paris, France
Le Palais Royal, 8 Rue de Montpensier, 75001 Paris, France
L'Isle-Adam, 95290 Val-d'Oise
Palace of Versailles, Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles, France
Père Lachaise Cemetery, 16 Rue du Repos, 75020 Paris, France
Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
Théâtre-Français, 1 Place Colette, 75001 Paris, France
Pierre-François-Léonard Fontaine (September 20, 1762 – October 10, 1853) was a neoclassical French architect, interior decorator and designer.
Starting in 1794 Fontaine worked in such close partnership with Charles Percier, originally his friend from student days, that it is difficult to distinguish their work. Together they were inventors and major proponents of the rich and grand, consciously archaeological versions of neoclassicism we recognize as Directoire style and Empire style. One of their major collaborations was the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel.
Fontaine was born at Pontoise, Val-d'Oise and died in Paris. Following Charles Percier's death in 1838, Fontaine designed a tomb in their characteristic style in the Pere Lachaise Cemetery. Percier and Fontaine had lived together as well as being colleagues. Fontaine married late in life and after his death in 1853 his body was placed in the same tomb according to his wishes.
Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, Paris