Aix en Provence (France)

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Found by the Romans in 123 BC, Aix en Provence is famous for its thermal hot springs. The name of Aix comes from Aqua, which means water, or springs. There are still thermal bath, built on the antique one. You can find more than twenty public fountains in the old center. Some are very ancient, most of them were build in 19th C.

Found by the Romans in 123 BC, Aix en Provence is famous for its thermal hot springs. The name of Aix comes from Aquae, wich means water, or springs. There are still thermal bath, built on the antique one. You can find more than twenty public fountains in the old center. Some are very ancient, most of them were build in 19th C.

On « Cours Mirabeau », you can find the « hot fountain », covered with moss and fed with hot thermal water, and the famous King Rene fountain : the statue of the good king holds a bunch of Muscat grapes, which was introduced in Provence by the King in 15th C.

It’s a very charming promenade, to walk on the narrow streets of the old center and discover little places decorated with fountains. When you get tired, rest at one of the numerous cafe terrace of the old city or on Cours Mirabeau, and relax !

Link: http://www.aixenprovencetourism.com/uk/aix-fontaines.htm

written by azurblue on 2008-08-04 in #world #locations #romans #aix-en-provence #architecture

One Comment

  1. no_hope
    no_hope ·

    I love this city!

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