Mazarin District and Fountain of the Four Dolphins

Fountain in Aix en Provence

Aix En Provence Quatre-Dauphins
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The Mazarin District in Aix-en-Provence, named after Cardinal Jules Mazarin, is renowned for its 17th-century mansions, cobblestone streets, and preserved architecture. This historic neighborhood boasts elegant buildings adorned with intricate facades and wrought-iron balconies, reflecting the wealth of the era. Nowadays, it’s a bustling area filled with boutiques, galleries, cafes, and restaurants, attracting both locals and tourists.

At the heart of the Mazarin District lies the Fountain of the Four Dolphins, a masterpiece created by sculptor Jean-Claude Rambot in the 17th century. This iconic fountain features a central column surrounded by four intricately carved dolphins, symbolizing the city’s maritime heritage. The fountain is set within a charming square adorned with greenery and benches, providing a tranquil space for visitors to admire its beauty and relax.

Together, the Mazarin District and the Fountain of the Four Dolphins epitomize the historical charm and cultural richness of Aix-en-Provence, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in its elegance and beauty.

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Visiting Mazarin District and Fountain of the Four Dolphins


24 Hours



Address: Place des Quatre-Dauphins, Place des 4 Dauphins, 13100 Aix-en-Provence, France
Duration: 10 minutes

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