Fontaine d’Eau Chaude


Dating to 1667, this small fountain, the first along the Cours Mirabeau, is fed by 18ºC spring water that encourages the diversity of greenery with which it is swathed.

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1. Fontaine du Roi René

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2. Caumont Centre d’Art

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3. Cours Mirabeau

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4. Place des Quatre Dauphins


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5. Vieil Aix

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6. Église St-Jean de Malte

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7. Musée Granet

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8. Église de la Madeleine

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