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Landmark of Nice

The fountain is a landmark, in that it’s easy to find and it’s quite striking. If you’re interested... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Epping, United Kingdom
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Lovely fountain

This fountains is situated in the main square and is very picturesque. One of the main landmarks in... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2018
Perth, Australia
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Place Massena, 06300 Nice, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a pretty fountain in the main square of Nice, Place Massena, and the new modern tram takes you right by it. It is a major photo op for tourists. While it is a pretty fountain and one of the prettiest things in the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The fountain is a landmark, in that it’s easy to find and it’s quite striking. If you’re interested there’s history behind it, or you can simply enjoy the fountain for what it is. My four year old found it hilarious Apollo was nude.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AlexanderW622
Reviewed 3 January 2019

This fountain at the southern end of Place Massena first attracted us because of its huge centerpiece -- a 23-feet-high, 7-ton, white marble statue of Apollo. Below him in the central basin are five bronze statues, representing Mars, Venus, Earth, Mercury and Saturn. Though other...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rumples
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

This fountains is situated in the main square and is very picturesque. One of the main landmarks in Nice and a wonderful work of art.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lindadownunder
Reviewed 27 October 2018

If you are feeling hot and you can't wait to make it down to the beach, this is a great place to cool off. You probably shouldn't get in the fountain though. You should probably just enjoy the spray, or alternatively go to the nearby...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DrPaulT
Reviewed 22 October 2018

This fountain with its tall white statue and supporting bronze figures is a Nice landmark. Sometimes criticized and sometimes admired, the statues themselves deserve a careful look with some unusual features like 4 small horses atop the head of Apollo. The plaza, fountain, and statue...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Walter S
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Apollo on fountain! It’s a strange, if not stupid idea by itself. Worst are the miniature horses on his head! .. in the pool of water of the fountain are male and figures, with horses, long look of these figures give a sense that they...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank globetrottingYankee
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Well, I've seen the David in Florence and appreciate an excellent rendering of the human body and this just seems to be a copy, with the addition of two horses on Apollo's head. While a fountain in the middle of this very hot concrete square...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank on_the_go_98765
Reviewed 1 September 2018

This fountain is very large and quite impressive. The water was splashing and you can feel drops of water and it is cooler by the fountain than out in the summer sun. I would have liked to sit here longer but the sun was too...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 9 August 2018

He stands tall and proud on the edge of the square and close to the promenade , it,s a stunning piece of art , well worth seeing he also has a very peachy bum lol xx

Date of experience: August 2018
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Unlikely contaminated water in your ear would give you a sore throat. More likely from travelling & being in crowds. If worried & still bad see a doctor