Place Saint-François is just 50-metres from Place Garibaldi. Although smaller in size and less imposing, this square has just as much to offer architecturally. Take time to admire the beautiful eighteenth-century bell tower, a remnant of the Franciscan monks' presence in Nice - needless to say they named this square after their patron saint, François. Standing opposite is the fine building known as the Palais Communal, built in the 16th century and renovated during the 17th and 18th centuries. In the centre of the square, a pretty fountain has flowed since 1938, courtesy of François Aragon. Called 'The Dolphin Fountain', it reminds us that a fish market is also held in the square.
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