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English Guide to Nice and Its Environs, by an Englishman [Paperback]

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15 Oct 2012
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...in height, in memory of Lon Gambetta. It is entirely covered by wreaths sent from all parts of France; some of them at least 6 feet in circumference, but after long exposure to sun and rain, they have a forlorn appearance. The plot of ground is surrounded by a coarse wooden paling, and has a desolate aspect; the soil is strewn with wreaths, in every stage of decay, and the grass is allowed to grow wild. The body of M. Gambetta is not interred here, but in the family vault in another part of the cemetery. Near the entrance a monument has been erected to the memory of the townspeople who perished by the burning of the Italian Theatre in March, 1881. Here also is the burial-place of Garibaldi's mother; the house in which the general was born was situated in the Rue Cassini, facing the Port, but our attempts to discover the exact spot have been fruitless, and we have reason to believe that the house has recently been pulled down to make way for needful improvements. Cimies. Cimies, formerly the capital of the department of the Maritime Alps, is situated about three miles from Nice. Being farther from the sea and in a more sheltered position, it is particularly suitable to a certain class of invalids, and fresh villas are springing up rapidly in its neighbourhood, but of the old town little or nothing remains. Leaving the Place Massena we follow the Quai St.-Jean Baptiste and Quai Place d'Armes till we reach the Place St.-Barthelemy (opposite an iron cross), where we turn to the left and take a road on our right, at the corner of which is situated Villa Cauvin. The winding road ascends, and the pedestrian is able to shorten the distance by taking, from time to time, a short cut instead of keeping to the main road. An ascent of half an hour...

Product details

  • Paperback: 20 pages
  • Publisher: RareBooksClub.com (15 Oct 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0217716865
  • ISBN-13: 978-0217716864
  • Product Dimensions: 0.3 x 22.5 x 15 cm

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