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Eglise St Laurent, view overlooking the Old Port
Monument
Eglise St Laurent, view overlooking the Old Port
Marseille
Notre-Dame du Château
Monument
Notre-Dame du Château
Allauch
The Château d'If
Monument
The Château d'If
Marseille
The town hall, the the clock tower and its flower market
Monument
The town hall, the the clock tower and its flower market
Aix en Provence
Graffiti and Street Art at the Cours julien
District
Graffiti and Street Art at the Cours julien
Marseille
Jouques, traditionnal village of Provence
District
Jouques, traditionnal village of Provence
Jouques
La Rotonde - Cours Mirabeau
District
La Rotonde - Cours Mirabeau
Aix en Provence
Conservatory of Music and Dance Darius Milhaud
Architecture
Conservatory of Music and Dance Darius Milhaud
Aix en Provence
Green wall - Water wall
Architecture
Green wall - Water wall
Aix en Provence
Mazarin and the Fountain of the four dolphins
District
Mazarin and the Fountain of the four dolphins
Aix en Provence
Church of the Holy Spirit
Monument
Church of the Holy Spirit
Aix en Provence
The Art Revolution in the Panier
District
The Art Revolution in the Panier
Marseille
Seconde Nature, sculpture and virtual reality
Architecture
Seconde Nature, sculpture and virtual reality
Marseille
La Fontaine de la Place d'Albertas
Monument
La Fontaine de la Place d'Albertas
Aix en Provence
The revolutionary architecture of Joseph Sec
Monument
The revolutionary architecture of Joseph Sec
Aix en Provence
Villa Mediterrannée
Architecture
Villa Mediterrannée
Marseille
Archaeological site of Glanum
Monument
Archaeological site of Glanum
St-Rémy-de-Provence
Rue de l'Arc, first vegetated street
District
Rue de l'Arc, first vegetated street
Marseille
Notre Dame de la Garde chapel
Monument
Notre Dame de la Garde chapel
La Ciotat
MUCEM
Architecture
MUCEM
Marseille
The beautiful architecture of the Rue St Ferreol
District
The beautiful architecture of the Rue St Ferreol
Marseille
L'Estaque
District
L'Estaque
Marseille
La Belle De Mai, old manufactury
District
La Belle De Mai, old manufactury
Marseille
Municipal opera
Monument
Municipal opera
Marseille
War memorial to Eastern people
Monument
War memorial to Eastern people
Marseille
David's statue
Monument
David's statue
Marseille
The Auffes vale
District
The Auffes vale
Marseille
La Criée, national theatre
Monument
La Criée, national theatre
Marseille
Oils square
District
Oils square
Marseille
Town hall
Monument
Town hall
Marseille
Hôtel-Dieu
Monument
Hôtel-Dieu
Marseille
The Goudes
District
The Goudes
Marseille
La Plaine / Cours Julien
District
La Plaine / Cours Julien
Marseille
Saint Jean fort
Monument
Saint Jean fort
Marseille
The Radiant City - Le Corbusier
Architecture
The Radiant City - Le Corbusier
Marseille
Arenas and relics of the past
Monument
Arenas and relics of the past
Arles
Old port
District
Old port
Marseille
Old Charity center
Monument
Old Charity center
Marseille
Pavillon Noir
Architecture
Pavillon Noir
Aix-en-Provence
The Panier
District
The Panier
Marseille
Pharo palace
Monument
Pharo palace
Marseille
Longchamps palace
Monument
Longchamps palace
Marseille
La Major cathedral
Monument
La Major cathedral
Marseille
Saint Nicolas fort
Monument
Saint Nicolas fort
Marseille
Notre Dame de la Garde basilica
Monument
Notre Dame de la Garde basilica
Marseille
1000 fountains city
District
1000 fountains city
Aix en Provence
Saint-Victor abbey
Monument
Saint-Victor abbey
Marseille
La Rotonde - Cours Mirabeau
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Title in french : La Rotonde - Cours Mirabeau

Type : district

City : Aix en Provence

La Rotonde fountain and the Cours Mirabeau, highly symbolic of Aix-en-Provence, is a mecca of tourism but also an authentic place for many inhabitants attached to its traditional side.

Inaugurated in 1860, the fountain is at the location of a source discovered at the foot of the ramparts in the late 17th century. The three marble statues at the top symbolize justice (Cours Mirabeau), trade and agriculture (Avenue of the Belgians) and fine arts (Napoleon Bonaparte Avenue), which has long earned it the nickname fountain of the Three Graces.

By 1650, the former bastion south of the Old City became the Cours Mirabeau, a walk claimed by the bourgeoisie and the nobility to accompany the creation of the Mazarin district.

The course is practiced primarily in a carriage but if the nobles were on foot, they were very careful never to mix with the bourgeoisie and even less to the merchants. In 1748, to counter a store opening project, a decree was made for indicate that only cafes can settle there, and only on the north side.

The impact is still felt today as it is striking to observe a south side occupied by the banks and a north side occupied mostly by breweries.

The place remains today a busy promenade, by inhabitants of Aix-en-Provence for whom elegance and fashion are still strong values, ​​or by tourists impressed by the architecture, the fountains and the trees. Two worlds that do not mix!

It is also still possible to admire some modern carriages, convertibles and roaring, which sometimes take pleasure in going back and forth in front of your impressed eyes.

The fountain marks the heart of town and the Cours Mirabeau is its showcase, alive, because people take pleasure to come here regularly to enjoy the passing time. But because the time is not the only one to pass, the game in terrace is often to never turn your back on the boardwalk...



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