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Bassins and water cascades in Nîmes

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Located in the heart of the city of Nîmes, this fountain marks the transition from the upper part of a public square to the lower part of the square. It is comprised of four basins joined by successive water cascades. The pedestrian ramp between the two levels crosses back and forth through the water zone.

As the pedestrians descend the ramp, the level of the water in the basins beside them rises, going from the level of their knees to their shoulders and inviting them to reach out and dip their hands in the water. The small water cascades are refreshing and the sound of falling water enlivens the public square.

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Client: Ville de Nîmes
Project management: Philippe GHEZZI, Dominique PIERRE (Architects), Art & Eau Création
Fountain construction: Eurofontaine June 2007