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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Interesting fountain and good busy spot. Watch for pickpockets as it’s a bit vulnerable to that sort of thing. Recommended

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank StephenCr0ss
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are a tourist in Nice you will come across this fountain. It's huge and imposing. It makes for an easy place to set as your meeting place.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank DebW536
Reviewed August 12, 2019

I love this bustling place with cafés, performers in the evening. Also statues on poles that have different colours in the evening.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank marie19512013
Reviewed August 4, 2019 via mobile

A fountain at the end of place Masséna on your way to the old town, with 5 statues. Everyone will have the chance to see this fountain while discovering Nice.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank cycy8
Reviewed July 31, 2019

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

Date of experience: July 2019
Reviewed June 19, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 14, 2019

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

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Oldjack
Reviewed May 8, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 795gl
Reviewed April 10, 2019 via mobile

This statue looks average and it’s not funny. It has a few miniature horses around the fountain. Disappointed.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Bibcay
Reviewed March 13, 2019

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

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Klynge
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Response from Stephen W | Reviewed this property |
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