When talking about archaeology in Nice, one generally refers to two main periods, first the prehistoric one shown in TERRA AMATA museum, second, the antiquity unveiled in Cimiez Roman site and Museum. But today, there’s more to it.
The symbolic place perched on the rock that falls into the deep blue sea, La Réserve, is an open invitation to dream. In 1878, it was a prestige Hôtel-Restaurant named after its private fish tank.
"The coastal trail" runs places intact. There, facing the sea, we perceive the union of land and water under the sky and the sun, as she had to be at the origin of life. This is the French Revolution that the administration decides to trace a path along its coasts, the "coastal path" is put into service in 1791. This part of Saintes Maries de Sea and ends at Menton. For Small Homes, we are interested in the portion about 3 km between Nice and Villefranche-sur-Mer.
Il est situé sur les pentes rocheuses au sud-est du Mont-Boron qui donne à la fois sur le boulevard Carnot et l’avenue Jean Lorrain
For a century, it has been standing on a headland on the steep rocky shore which looks like the Greek sea side. In the early 1900s, a period called “les années folles”, Theodore Reinach, a prominent Hellenist proposes the architect Emmanuel Pontremoli with a mad project: build a Grecian villa.
AN ART CENTER WITHIN A NATIONAL ART SCHOOL, THE VILLA ARSON IS A UNIQUE ENTITY
The cruising liners are moored in lines of two or three at the far end of the harbour. One might imagine that the port (a capacity of 10 000 residents in summer and 6 800 the rest of the year) and its ancient houses set out in tiered rows in varied shades of ochre have abandoned their soul to the influx of tourists. One would be mistaken. But neither the fashion people nor the cruising company tourist know it, since they don’t rub shoulders with the locals and don’t stroll along the typical streets in pace with Villefranche heart beat, and so doing preserve it.
Le Theâtre de Verdure, inspired by Ancient Greece, has been a mythical place for artists‘ summer performances for over 60 years.
The most famous cabanon in Nice
In 1936, Jean Baptiste COCO, a trader in natural sponge, opens his cabanon on Nice rocky sea side in order to purify the sponges.
Villefranche sur Mer, 1543:
"Redbeard has led his fleet into the harbour! He is occupying the port, ransacking and terrorizing the surroundings! The Franch have allied themselves with Suliman the Magnificent. We must resist, our reinforcements are about to arrive".
The history of Saint Jean Cap Ferrat shows that the town was known to the ancient Greeks as Anao, the site of present days Cap Ferrat was first settled by Celto-ligurian tribes, then by the Lombards at the end of the 6th century.
Beaulieu-sur-Mer is known as a beautiful Mediterranean resort village with quality marina facilities.