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STÈLE EN MÉMOIRE DE CATHERINE SÉGURANE

Every year, a tribute is paid to Catherine Ségurane by a procession through the old city ending with mass in "niçois" in the Saint Martin Saint Augustin church, and flowers are placed on the monument in her honour.
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rue Sincaire - 06300 NICE
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In 1543, the Count of Enghien, leading an army of twenty thousand French and Turkish troups laid a siege to Nice, whilst the Turk's ally Khayr ad-Din Barberousse attacked by the sea.
Defences were growing weak but Catherine Ségurance, a washer-woman knocked out a Turkish flag bearer with her linen beater and made off with his flag. Legend has it that she also showed her posterieur to the Turks which made them flee. This did not prevent the lower city from capitulating but the Castle resisted.

Areas:
  • Old Nice
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