Start Neuf Lignes Obliques
Time 2 1/2 hours
Good for Belle Epoque and Art Deco villas and hotels, public art and sculpture
Points of Interest Masséna Museum, Marble Cross
Points to Note The Masséna Museum is closed Tuesday
It’s amazing how you can pass a building a million times without really seeing it. Writing this chapter opened my eyes to the dozens of beautiful buildings lining the Promenade des Anglais. Not to mention the interiors. I had attended jazz evenings on the terrace of the Westminster Hotel (item number 13 in the Promenade des Anglais walk) many times but never knew that the interior contained this:
Of course I had noticed this striking lady (item number 19) but never knew who sculpted it:
And who knew this building (item number 17) is considered a landmark of Art Deco architecture?
I sure would like to get a closer look at this villa (item number 20), the oldest on the Prom, but as I’m not a member of the French Army, I’ll have to wait for a special invite. Anyone?