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Aix-en-Provence Archaeological Site/Ruins

Built in 1761, this former grain market serves as a post office today—a rather spectacular building for a prosaic service. The frieze, portraying an allegory of the Rhône and Durance rivers, is the work of Aix sculptor Jean Chaste (1726–93); he also created the fountain out in front. That's a real Roman column at the fountain's top.

Archaeological Site/Ruins Building/Architectural Site

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Aix-en-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur  13100, France

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