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Aix en Provence is called the Town of thousand Fountains. Of course, there are not so many fountains, but you can see them everywhere.

The many fountains in Aix are a reminder of its origins as a Roman spa town. As you walk through the city you’ll come across water features in practically every neighborhood from the Cultural Forum (Arts District) to Mazarin Quarter and Vieille Ville (Old Town).

On the main picture Fontaine de la Rotonde – located near the TI Office, this Fountain of the Rotunda dates to the mid-19th century and features three statues representing Agriculture, Fine Arts, and Justice. The base of the fountain is decorated with sculptures of children, dolphins, lions, and swans.

In Workshop Fontaine du roi René
– this impressive marble fountain on Cours Mirabeau features a statue of King René of Anjou created in 1822 by sculptor David d’Angers.

In second Workshop Fontaine Place d’Albertas – located in the courtyard of l’Hotel d’Albertas, this grand fountain was constructed in 1912 by students from the School of Arts and Crafts.

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Additional Photos by Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12748 W: 133 N: 32958] (151123)
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