Mediterranean Cruise (2015) - itphotoguy

"La Fontaine"

One of the most popular and lively places in Aix En Provence is Cours Mirabeau. This street has wide sidewalks planted with double rows of trees. At one end of this street is this fountain. It is in a roundabout that divides the city between the "new" and "old" part of this city.

At 12 meters (about 40 feet) high it’s the biggest fountain in Aix-en-Provence, and a genuine landmark for visitors, dating from 1860. Three allegories occupy the basin, statues representing unique characteristics of the city in the 19th century: Agriculture, Justice and the Arts.