In the South East Mediterranean bay, knowing a current full renewal, proudly wearing a new name filled with obviousness and character, the South Region, Nice claims a larger share on the big blue coastline. Formerly dedicated to wealthy retired people, stifling in summer, and abandoned in a seasonal death every winter, the Nice Metropole has known how to dream of its future before drawing out in its past. The city enjoys today the fruit of its perspicacity, a painting assembling the most shimmering colours of our planet, because if the world meets in Nice, you can meet the world in Nice.
Take a Mediterranean canvas, bringing sun and warmth life. Add there a tint of Rome, its historical past and its old town, maze of alleys where the sun finds itself encircled in spontaneous lines, to be rediscovered in squares with coloured and sparkling markets. Put a touch of Marseille, with an authentic old port, lapped by the frank and harsh spindrifts of the sea. A true Parisian Hausmann tinge can be seen in the Carré d’Or, and its Belle Epoque buildings alongside the Buffa Avenue. Find also the structural lines animating the Catalonia in the architectural adventures of Cimiez and the Mont-Boron, and the softness of the California hills to the West, in the sunny and peaceful residential neighbourhoods.
However, since the 2000s, Nice also shows modernism, as a true cosmopolitan city like Seattle or Melbourne, modelling green, spacious and pedestrian arteries of life, meeting in one the most beautiful square of France: the Place Masséna and its colourful watchmen. The second act of the rebirth of Nice will come to an end at the beginning of the 2020 decade, initiating a relocation of the centre of gravity towards West via the second line of tram. The Var valley will become a Mediterranean Malmö, with eco-districts mixing business centres, accommodations and green areas in a healthy life setting and a sustainable energy performance. Last, a Milan varnish gives to the city contemporary avant-gardism in art, and eclecticism to its gourmet and nightlife scene.
Finally, above all, do not neglect one thing; it is that this painting possesses the most amazing frame: the feet in the Mediterranean Sea, enjoying its beaches and its seaside vigour, and the head in the mountains, the Southern Alps offering their green or snowy terraces according to the season to appreciate the most sensational urban picture.
Ideally situated in Nice city centre, close to the old town and the port, the so-called “Libé” by the locals as a term of affection, is an authentic neighbourhood in Nice, gathering all the ingredients ...