You can find the monumental fountain on Bancel Boulevard in the center of Valence. The architect Poitoux designed and built it in 1887. At this time the city was developing, and a fountain was needed for the health of the inhabitants. Earlier this place had a fountain with a statue of liberty breaking through its chains, but it was destroyed during the Second Empire. This fountain has a genie with wings and a mirror in his hand, but this was destroyed in 1954 because a storm had damaged it. The fountain was renovated in 2005 and moved a little, to put it in the perspective with the new pedestrian boulevard.