One of Nice’s best known landmarks is Place Massena, the city’s distinctive Italianesque main square, which lies at the northern edge of the Old Town.
The chequered tiles make for a striking contrast with the pink and yellow facade of the buildings.
I’d spotted the pavement water jets when passing Place Massena on the tram. I went back to the square in the evening to have a closer look.
There doesn’t seem to be any pattern to the frequency and height of the water jets, so I had to keep my finger on the camera shutter button to capture the jets. In warm weather, it must be tempting to cool off by walking through the fountain.
Once the jets stop, the remaining sheet of water acts like a mirror.
The other eye catching fountain in Place Massena is the classical style Fontaine du Soleil (Sun Fountain).
The Greek god Apollo is the towering centrepiece of the fountain. According to mythology, every day Apollo would drive his four horse chariot across the sky to move the sun. Homage is paid to this by the four horses sitting on his head.
Bronze sculptures encirle Apollo.
I’d recommend that you spend some time chilling out in Place Massena when you visit Nice.