Good King René and His Fountain
Contributor blog post by Margo Lestz:
Aix-en-Provence, the City of a Thousand Fountains
Aix-en-Provence is known as the city of 1,000 fountains. However, since the folks of this area have a reputation for exaggeration, we should probably take that with a grain of salt. The real number might be closer to 107… but still, they do have a lot of fountains.
One particular fountain caused quite a stir when it was unveiled in 1923. …Continue reading here for another one of Margo’s curious history stories about Provence. Find out why Roi René was considered a “good” King and why the population of Aix-en-Provence were surprised by the sculpture of his majesty when the tarp was removed.
Did the Paris artist get it all wrong when he created the statue? You can see the sculpture of Good King René is located at the far end (away from the La Rotonde fountain) of the Cours Mirabeau in Aix-en-Provence.
Via:: The Curious Rambler