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Fontaine du Soleil at the southern end of Place Massena is the landmark of the square. The 7-ton statue of Apollo is made of white marble statue and underneath him are the 5 bronze statues representing Mars, Venus, Earth, Mercury and Saturn. Nice to take...More
The fountain's main purpose currently is probably selfies, in our group Noone knew its history to begin with, and that was quite interesting to read.
Did you know that Apolo's privates were resculptured few times, because old frustrated catholic ladies thought was either too big...More
Someone was having some fun with this somewhat tacky fountain at the south end of the Plaza Massena. It has five bronze statues of Earth, Mars, Mercury, Venus and Saturn with a seven meter marble statue of Apollo in the middle. I quite liked it...More
The large fountain called the “Fontaine du Soleil”, the Sun Fountain is here. There are 5 bronze sculptures in the basin and in the centre stands an impressive marble Apollo. He is 7 meters (23 feet) tall and weighs in at 7 tons. I highly...More
The fontain can be seen from far due to the tall white Apollon statue. The fontain is nice and is a fine part of the beautifull Place Massena.
This central Place is the heart of Nice with a mix of Italian and French inspiration in...More