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DEPARTURE  TO  NICE ARRIVAL  IN  NICE

" Nice has all the amenities of a capital without its inconveniences "
PAUL  VALERY



The  Capital  city  of  the  Alpes Maritimes  department.

You can discover Nice on the trail of Napoleon III and Emperess Eugénie.
HISTORY ON  THE  TRAIL  OF  NAPOLEON III


Nice (Nicaea) was founded around 300 BC by the Greeks of Massilia (Marseille) who named it NIKAIA in honour of their victory over the
neighbouring Ligurians - Nike is the Greek goddess of victory-

Nikaia became one of the busiest trading ports on the Ligurian coast.

In 1176, the first Charter of the City was established.
Historically a border city, the county of Nice has often changed its sovereignty; belonging to the Provence region, the Savoy, the Piedmont and finally to France.

This rich history ofers a varied architectural heritage but the "Promenade des Anglais" (1856)  remains the symbol of the city.




NICE  AND  NAPOLEON III
On June 14, 1860, Nice became french in exchange of the support of the Emperor Napoleon III to the Unification of the Italian States.

MUSEE d'ART et d'HISTOIRE
PALAIS  MASSENA
In a splendid Belle Epoque setting  the Villa Massena houses collections over 1800 sq m and favours a chronological, historical and thematic approach.
 
The museum offers a rich and varied history of the city, covering the most marking periods of the history of Nice from Bonaparte and the Napoleonic Empire (1793-1815) until the thirties.

CULTURAL  AGENDA
RUMANIAN  FOOTPRINT
PARC   CAROL II  DE  ROUMANIE
rue Fabron.
Named after King Carol II of Rumania (1893-1953) this privileged site covers 2.3 ha of garden was purchased by the City of Nice in 1978  to house games for kids, a fitness trail and a mini golf.
MUSEUMS
MUSEE  de PALEONTOLOGIE HUMAINE TERRA -AMATA
Museum of Paleontology Terra-Amata


VILLA   ARSON
Ecole et Centre National d'Art Contemporain

MUSEE  DES  BEAUX -ARTS


MUSEE  NATIONAL  MARC  CHAGALL
Marc Chagall National Biblical Message Museum


MUSEE  NATIONAL  FERNAND  LEGER


MUSEE  NATIONAL  PICASSO
War and Peace


GOOD  TO  KNOW
HOLIDAYS
24,25,26 December
January 1st, May 1st, Easter Sunday


LIFE  IN  NICE
OPERA  DE  NICE             
Season begins September 23, 2013
OPERA

LA  VIE  PARISIENNE
Opera-buffa by Jacques Offenbach

DER  FREISCHÜTZ
Opera by Carl Maria von Weber / Hector Berlioz

DIE  FLEDERMAUS
The Bat

SEMELE

ADRIANA  LECOUVREUR

DREYFUS

BALLET

MARCO  POLO

LE  BALLET  HORS  LES  MURS -

SYLVIA  SUITE  / Les deux pigeons - Two pigeons

ALVIN  AILEY /  BEN  STEVENSON


PHILHARMONIC  SEASON



CONFERENCES

WAGNER  AND  NICE

FRENCH  NATIONAL  DAY
July 14






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