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Cours Mirabea

Local name: Cours Mirabeau

The bustling street is one of the most important thoroughfares in the city. It is 440 m long and 42 m wide. Two rows of plane trees grow along the wide sidewalks. There are many cafes here, including Les Deux Garçons, formerly frequented by French artists and writers, incl. Paul Cézanne, Émila Zola and Albert Camus.

On both sides of the street there are two squares, one of which is decorated with the monumental 19th-century Rotonde fountain. Another three fountains stand along the thoroughfare. They were built in the 17th and 18th centuries. The so-called A "mossy fountain" whose water flows from a hot spring. It is overgrown with moss, and in winter you can see the mist above it due to differences in water and air temperature.

As you stroll along the street, you will see numerous historic private mansions and a series of monuments. Among them is a statue of Rene Anjou, who lived in the 15th century, known as the Good King Rene.

Cours Mirabea map
Cours Mirabeau 13100 Aix-en-Provence , France