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The Rotunda fountain

Historic site and monument, Historic patrimony, Fountain, Neo-Classical in Aix-en-Provence
  • The most imposing fountain in Aix-en-Provence is probably the Rotunda fountain.
    Its construction in 1860 marked a turning point not only were its dimensions exceptional for this city but it was also the first to have a cast iron basin.

  • 12 meters high and 32 meters wide, the fountain shows above all the wealth and genius of the city. Aix is the water capital of the region since the Roman period, its terms and its fountains numbering 23 give it this reputation, and that a fountain takes this role of symbol was an evidence.
    The fountain is decorated at the top with 3 sculptures of women, "the 3 Graces". Their clothing and postures indicate for each of them an activity of Aix en Provence.

    The statue of justice is located...
    12 meters high and 32 meters wide, the fountain shows above all the wealth and genius of the city. Aix is the water capital of the region since the Roman period, its terms and its fountains numbering 23 give it this reputation, and that a fountain takes this role of symbol was an evidence.
    The fountain is decorated at the top with 3 sculptures of women, "the 3 Graces". Their clothing and postures indicate for each of them an activity of Aix en Provence.

    The statue of justice is located opposite the Cours Mirabeau in the direction of the Palais de Justice.
    The statue of commerce and agriculture is facing Marseille and all the industrial part working between these 2 cities.
    The statue of the fine arts turns towards the road to Avignon and shows the establishment of the higher universities in the city.

    The fountain, active at night, is also illuminated during this time for the happiness and admiration of our eyes.
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