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From 01 March 2017 To 28 September 2017
Received the National Label of the Centenary Mission of the First World War and the Label of the American Commission of the Centenary (WWICC).


This recognition underscores the exemplary nature of the centenary commemoration of the First World War carried out by the City of Nice, which is not limited to 2014 but accompanies the war until the commemoration of the war. Centenary of the armistice, in November 2018. The year 2017 marks the centenary of the entry into the war of the United States of America, alongside France and its allies. After the US Congress had declared war on Germany on April 6, 1917, it was quite natural for the City of Nice to rename its famous quai du Midi to the "quai des Etats-Unis". It welcomed in large numbers the American soldiers in 1918-1919, following the example of a certain Harry Truman, future president of the United States. With the return of peace, the Americans return to the Cote d'Azur, winter and summer, bringing with them jazz, American bars, some form of opulence and joie de vivre. Their investments make it possible to rejuvenate the tourist offer of the city, with, for example, the magnificent Mediterranean Palace of billionaire Franck Jay Gould on the Promenade des Anglais. Under the title "1917: Nice l'Américaine", the exhibition will show the impact of the American presence in Nice, from 1787 (Jefferson's trip) on the eve of the Second World War, on tourism, leisure, Arts, charities. It will be accompanied by a bilingual catalog. It will involve the Nice Côte d'Azur Archives Service (exhibition, conference, educational workshops, jazzy music), the Historic Heritage Service ("Swing and Red Cross" urban course in the footsteps of the Americans in Nice) and the Cinémathèque de Nice Nice (cycle of American films)


7/9 av de Fabron - 06200 NICE
Tel: +33(0)4 93 86 77 44


8:30 - 18:00 - Everyday except Saturdays and Sundays and some holidays.


  • Fabron
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