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The emblematic activities of the Nice region

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Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

If you are passing through Nice, it is imperative to make a jump to the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild. This palace is located on the peninsula of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, close to town. It was built between 1905 and 1912 to Baroness Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild, a wealthy heiress and art collector. The villa is surrounded by splendid French gardens ofItalian Renaissance inspiration. She offers a panoramic view on the sea. The gardens were designed by the greatest landscape painters of the time and are home to a wide variety of plants, sculptures and fountains. A veritable architectural gem, the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild is an exceptional place. It’s a must-see on the Côte d'Azur for all lovers of art and culture.

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild – 1 Av. Ephrussi de Rothschild, 06230 Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat


The Domaine des Colombieres

The Domaine des Colombieres, nestled in Menton, is a real gem for lovers of art and culture. This magnificent building dating from the beginning of the XNUMXth century has undergone a transformation to become a cultural space dedicated to contemporary art. The domain extends over more than three hectares of gardens, groves and fruit trees. It offers magnificent views on the sea and the surrounding mountains.

The estate offers a program eclectic artistic, ranging from temporary exhibitions tocultural events outside. The Colombières Foundation, who manages the estate, encourages young people local and international artists to exhibit their works in its spaces. The goal is to promote contemporary art.

The Domaine des Colombières – 312 Rte de Super Garavan, 06500 Menton


Botanical Garden and Villa Hanbury

Villa Hanbury is located on the border between France and Italy in Mentone. It is a magnificent property spread over more than 18 hectares of botanical gardens. Built in the XNUMXth century by English businessman Thomas Hanbury. The villa has since become must visit place for lovers of nature and botany.

The garden of the Hanbury villa is a real open-air museum. Visitors can discover an incredible variety of plants and flowers. It is organized in different thematic areas, such as the citrus garden, the Japanese garden or the Mediterranean garden. Visitors can also admire the fountains, statues and ponds that dot the gardens. Villa Hanbury is also a place steeped in history. After the war, the property was entrusted to the University of Genoa, which transformed it into a botanical research center. Today, Villa Hanbury is managed by the Hanbury Foundation who ensures the preservation of the place.

Villa Hanbury – Corso Montecarlo, 43, 18039 Ventimiglia IM, Italy


The observatory of the Côte d'Azur

Nice Observatory is located on the hillside of the Cote d'Azur in the south of France. It is one of the astronomical observatories oldest and most prestigious of the world. Founded in 1879, the observatory is famous for its astrophysical research. The Observatory was designed by the architect charles garnier assisted by Gustave Eiffel who created the dome. The Nice Observatory site is also a place of training for future astronomers and scientists. Students and cresearchers from all over the world come there to benefit from the training and expertise renowned astronomers who work there. The Observatory is located on a plot of 35 hectares of forest comprising of many buildings which can also be visited.

 Nice Observatory – 96 Boulevard de l'Observatoire, 06300 Nice


The Trophy of Augustus

The Trophy of Augustus, located on the hill of La Turbie, is one of the best preserved Roman monuments in the Nice region. The monument is open to visitors all year round. It offers a breathtaking view of the Mediterranean Sea and the surrounding mountains. Of the guided tours are also offered. They allow visitors to learn more about thehistory of the monument and the region. The Trophy of Augustus is not only a testimony to Roman history, but also a symbol of cultural wealth of the Nice region. Her beauty and her historical significance make it an essential place for tourists and history buffs.

The Augustus Trophy – Av. Prince Albert I of Monaco, 06320 La Turbie


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