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Vieux Nice (Old Town)

Feb 9th, 2011 | By | Category: Historic Sites

Vieux Nice is Nice’s most colourful neighbourhood – tiny serpentine alleys where countless shops, galleries and restaurants nestle among the stacked medieva; buildings with laundry hanging outside the windows like pastel banners. Once shunned as crime-plagued and poverty-stricken, it is fast becoming the city’s trendiest district. The main, place Rossetti, is home to two places […]

Saint Nicolas Orthodox Cathedral

Feb 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Historic Sites

The Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Nice (Cathédrale Orthodoxe Russe Saint-Nicolas de Nice) is a Russian Orthodox cathedral, and a national monument of France, located in the city of Nice MaleEdge. Built in 1859, it claims to be the oldest Russian cathedral in Western Europe. There is currently an ownership dispute between the parish and the Russian […]

Feb 6th, 2011 | By | Category: Historic Sites

Cours Saleya Vieux Nice 06000 Nice, France Chapelle de la Miséricorde, the baroque masterpiece church is situated on the extremely popular cours saleya, one of the most delightful areas of the old town, this chapel belonged to the high brotherhood of Black Penitents. It was built in the 17th century by Guarino Guarinone and contains […]

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

Feb 5th, 2011 | By | Category: Historic Sites, Museums, Parks & Gardens

Av. Ephrussi 06230 St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat France Tl: +33(0)4 9301 3309 http://www.villa-ephrussi.com Musée Ephrussi de Rothschild (Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild)  is one of the finest of the villas built on the Cape Ferrat peninsula and is a must if you venture out this way. Created by Beatrice Ephrissi de Rothschild (1864-1934), in 1912, it combines Moorish and […]

Palais Lascaris

Oct 12th, 2009 | By | Category: Historic Sites

15 Rue Droite, 06000 Nice  – France Residence of the Lascaris-Vintimille family, this palace was constructed from 1648. It remained the property of the family until the Revolution. Sold in 1802, it deteriorated greatly. Acquired by the City of Nice in 1942, it was classed as an Historical Monument in 1946. Influenced by the Genoese […]

Palais de la Prefecture

Oct 12th, 2009 | By | Category: Historic Sites

Place Pierre Gautier 06300 Nice, France From 1610 to 1717 the building was the Palace of the Dukes of Savoy before becoming Royal Palace and the Government Palace, the seat of the Prefecture of Nice in 1860. Since the inauguration of the new administrative centre to the west of Nice, it has been home to […]

Lazaret and Terra Amata

Oct 11th, 2009 | By | Category: Historic Sites

Terra Amata is an archaeological site near the French town of Nice. The prehistoric sites of Lazaret and Terra Amata was an open site with finds of Acheulean flint tools dating it to the Lower Paleolithic. It was excavated by a team of archaeologists led by Henri de Lumley, who believed the site contained a […]

Nice (New Town)

Oct 5th, 2009 | By | Category: Historic Sites

The new town, laid out in the 18th and 19th centuries with palm trees, squares and stucco villas, is divided from the old town by the river Paillon, though you’d never know it as it is covered over for most of its length. The pink facades of Place Massenna and the jardins Albert 1, which […]

Monastere Notre-Dame

Oct 1st, 2009 | By | Category: Historic Sites, Sightseeing

Open daily from 9-6pm and situated on in the Cimiez quarter, this Franciscan monastery boasts not only beautiful architecture but contains masterpieces of medieval art by Louis and Antoine Bréa. The adjacent museum, Musée Franciscain is extremely interesting and the monastic buildings and gardens provide visitors with a peaceful, picturesque retreat. The museum shows the […]

Villa Grecque Kérylos (Greek Villa Kerylos)

Jun 14th, 2009 | By | Category: Historic Sites, Sightseeing

Discover this French Riviera seaside Palazzo, luxurious re-creation of an Ancient Greek Villa. Go back in time to discover a luxurious palace on the shores of the Mediterranean, its furniture, frescoes, mosaics. An unforgettable “journey” for the entire family… Mystery hunts for children, a host of activities for all the family. Villa Kerylos Impasse Gustave […]

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