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"Fontana rosa (pink fountain)" Menton Things to Do Tip by Polly74

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Fontana Rosa's Garden looks like no other in the area because it is unique by its originality. It used to belong to the Spanish writer Vicente Blasco Ibanez and was bequeathed to his son in 1957. After his widow's death in 1939, the property was devasted by world war 2 and then diused. The " atmosphere " and style of this garden are more on less the same as Arabo-Persian and Andalusian gardens.

From all sides you can see constructions covered with polychrome ceramic which suggest scenes and themes dear to Blasco Ibanez. In a way, this garden is a sort of homage to Ibanez's favorite writers: Cervantès, Dickens, Shakespeare... Either a bench, a fountain or a rotunda has been dedicated to each one of these writers.

Address: Avenue Blasco Ibanez
Directions: Contact the "Service du Patrimoine" (Phone: 04 93 35 32 83) for the visits.
Phone: 04 92 10 33 66.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jun 28, 2005
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