3 Fountains to explore in France
France, including its overseas territories, has the most number of time zones with a total of 12 time zones. France has long been a global center of art, science, and philosophy. It hosts the world's fourth-largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is the leading tourist destination, receiving around 83 million foreign visitors annually.
The Fontaine Bartholdi is a fountain sculpted by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and realized in 1889 by Gaget & Gautier. It was erected at the Place des Terreaux, in the 1st arrondissement of Lyon, in September 1892. The fountain depicts France as a female seated on a chariot controlling the four great rivers of France represented by wildly rearing and plunging horses, highly individualized but symmetrically arranged, with bridles and reins of water weeds.
The Cours Mirabeau is one of Europe's great boulevards. It is the most popular and lively place in town. The wide sidewalks of the street are planted with double rows of plane-trees. The Cours Mirabeau is decorated by fountains, the most popular of which is the Fontaine de la Rotonde, a large fountain that makes up a roundabout at one end of the street.
The Jardin des Plantes de Nantes is a beautiful municipal botanical garden in Pays de la Loire, France. The garden includes about 11,000 species plants and a fine collection of statues, as well as pavilions, fountains, and cascades. One of the notable feature of the garden's is its palm house and greenhouses. It contain an exceptional collection of epiphytes, including orchids of the African lowlands and Asian mountains respectively.