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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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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