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The Three "Corniches" Roads

 

Three"Corniche" roads, said to be "Lower, Middle and Upper or Grand" considering their different altitudes, lie between Nice and Monaco.

The Lower one culminates 150 ft above sea level and from Nice, leads to the little fishing port of Villefranche that boasts such a beautiful bay ; after Cap Ferrat, the millionaires' peninsula, the road enter the little resort of Beaulieu-sur-Mer, that became very chic and fashionable at the Turn of the Century. From Beaulieu through the section of "Little Africa" at the foot of very impressive cliffs, the Lower road crosses Eze on Sea, then Cap d'Ail and its crystal clear little inlet. That's the last French town before entering the Principality of Monaco.

More recent, the Middle road, offers incredible views at all the little resorts mentionned before and leads to the "eagle nest" village of Eze culminating 1200 ft above sea level.

The Upper Road, a strategic road and the older one, offers great views as well, but doesn't cross any city center, except the one of La  Turbie, little town just above Monaco, renowned for its Roman trophy : built in 6 B.C., this monument is unique among all the world's Roman remains presently known.

The Upper Road leads finally to the perched village of Roquebrune.

Let's note that the Lower Road beyond its beauty enable to acceed to some exceptionnal places like the prestigious Ephrussi of Rothschild Foundation at Cap Ferrat and the and the Greek villa "Kérylos" at Beaulieu-sur-Mer.

Rothschid's, built from 1905 to 1912, is the former residence of the Baronness Beatrix of Rothschild ; the finest pieces of its private collection notably an exceptional set of Sèvres French porcelains, are gathered into this place. The house, a vivid pink "palazzino", is surrounded with 14 acres of gorgious gardens.

The Greek villa is an incredibly precise reconstitution of a Greek palace from the 5th century B.C. In a site so reminiscent of Greece, visiting this place is like travelling back into time.


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