Les Fontaines

Since Aix is known for its fountains, I decided to do some fountain hunting. We searched for those listed on the tourist map. Ten are only listed but many more exist. We think the significant ones are only mentioned in the map, but besides these ten, I have spotted other cool looking ones. The search took longer than we thought but turned out fun. In hindsight, it made sense since they were somewhat dispersed in town.

Fontaine De La Rotunde, 1860. There are three statues on top which represents justice, agriculture, and fine arts.

Fontaine De La Rotunde, 1860. There are three statues on top which represents justice, agriculture, and fine arts.Fontaine Amado, situated in Place des Cardeurs and built in 1819.Fontaine Amado, situated in Place des Cardeurs and built in 1819.A fountain in the Place de l'archeveche (archbishop's palace).A fountain in the Place De L’Archeveche (The Archbishop’s Palace).Fontaine De La Mairie. Built in 1756 and is at the same square of Hotel de Ville.Fontaine De La Mairie. Built in 1756 and is at the same square of Hotel de Ville.Fontaine Des 9 Canons. Built in 1691 and its water was used by nuns at St. Ursule and the benedictines.Fontaine Des 9 Canons. Built in 1691 and the water was used by nuns at St. Ursule and the Benedictines.Fontaine D'eau Chaude, 1734. The water comes from a hot spring, Bagniers, and its temperature is 64 degrees Fahreinheit.Fontaine D’eau Chaude, 1734. The water comes from a hot spring, Bagniers, and its temperature is 64 degrees Fahrenheit.Fontaine Du Roi Rene, 1819.  The statue is of a King holding a bunch of grapes cultivated in Provence.Fontaine Du Roi Rene, 1819. The statue is of a King holding a bunch of grapes cultivated in Provence.Fontaine D'Albertas, 1862. Made for the Marquis d'Albertas. An art show/market was going on; thus, the easels and paintings in the background.Fontaine D’Albertas, 1862. Made for the Marquis d’Albertas. An art show/market was going on; thus, the easels and paintings in the background.Fontaine Des 3 Ormeaux. Built at a location of a well.Fontaine Des 3 Ormeaux. Built at a location of a well.Fontaine Des 4 Dauphins, 1667. The fountain is bordered by mansions and a hotel with a carriage court.Fontaine Des 4 Dauphins, 1667. The fountain is bordered by mansions and a hotel with a carriage court.

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