Rendez-vous at Place de la Rotonde in Aix-en-Provence
Aix-en-Provence would not be quite the same without its fountains.
Some 40 of them refresh the city, adding a little bit of grace and coolness to its narrow streets. The most famous of all is certainly La Rotonde.
Its construction in 1860 was a turning point in the history of the town, firstly because of its enormous size for what was then a small city, but also because it is partly made of cast iron.
Three statues representing justice, agriculture and the fine arts decorate the fountain. Swans, naiads and lions were added later.