«Mount Boron, a holiday destination! "Proposed by the Historic Heritage Service on the occasion of the 15th" Rendez-vous aux Jardins ".
It is to tourism that Nice owes its world renown. In the Belle Epoque, the city is the inescapable destination of the aristocrats and great bourgeois who come to spend the winter there. An economy of luxury and hospitality is developing there, networks of sociability are created, a demonstrative architecture transforms the landscape.
The exhibition takes visitors on the hill of Mount Boron, located on the Cape of Nice, in the extension of Mount Alban. The hill of Mount Boron is urbanized from the mid-19th century. The development of this zone subjected to military servitudes will be transformed with the construction of the immense domain of the "Castle of the English" from 1856. This original residence marks the advent of the architecture of holidays in Nice. Many plots of land are then serviced and equipped with luxurious residences. It was here that eminent figures from the Second Empire, such as Baron Haussmann and the banker Louis Frémy, built their villas in magnificent landscaped parks.
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