Monuments and Special Places in Nice

There are some pretty interesting back stories behind some of Nice’s monuments…

Apollo Statue at Place Massena


The Apollo statue at Place Massena



Nice Chateau

The Chateau (that has no chateau!)


Promenade du Paillon

The Promenade du Paillon gardens


WWII monuments dotted all around town: Quai des Etats-Unis, the Monument aux Morts in the Port, Monument in the middle of the Promenade du Paillon, plaque in Place Rossetti (commemorating the boys that perished in WWI),  and small plaques commemorating specific WWII executions can be found off Palais du Justice, near Galeries Lafayette, and elsewhere, even one in the high school …

And a few monuments in Old Nice…

  • Matisse’s house, Palais Sardes, Adam and Eve, Palais Lascaris, Cannonball plus statue of Catherine Segurane, Fish market fountain, Garibaldi statue, Garibaldi crypt

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