Fontaine de La Rotonde, Aix-en-Provence

The Fontaine de la Rotonde is a historic fountain in Aix-en-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône, France.LocationIt is located on the Place de la Rotonde, at the bottom of the Cours Mirabeau in the centre of Aix-en-Provence.HistoryThe Place de la Rotonde was built from 1840 to 1850. Ten years later, in 1860, Théophile de Tournadre designed this fountain.It is 32 metre wide and 12 metre high. It is surrounded by bronze sculptures of twelve lions, sirens, swans, and angels on the backs of dolphins. At the top of the fountain are three sculptures of female figures presenting Justice (towards the Cours Mirabeau), Agriculture (towards Marseille) and the Fine Arts (towards Avignon). They were sculpted by Joseph-Marius Ramus (1805-1888), Hippolyte Ferrat (1822-1882) and Louis-Félix Chabaud (1824-1902).The water first came from the Zola Canal built in 1854. In 1875, it came from the Verdon Canal. It now comes from the Canal de Provence.
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  • Aix en Provence is a typical french town (not so little, actually), a place to see and discover and take beautiful photos like souvenirs.  more »
  • This large fountain is featured prominently at one end of Cours Mirabeau within a roundabout. It features numerous figures constructed in both stone and bronze such as lions, dolphins, swans, angels.....  more »
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  • The fountain is a bit lost in the road works at the moment, but it's still pretty impressive with its lions, cherubs, dolphins and waterspouts. It gets pretty crowded round here, so hopefully they are expanding the pedestrian area at the western end of Cours Mirabeau to create some more room.
  • A very nice town to visit, things like this fountain make it even better.

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