Summer 2017 in the Canadian Maritimes

Adventures of David, Jelynne and Eva

Museé Massena

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Before lunch today, I went for a quick walk across the street from our apartment and explored the grounds of Musée Massena and made my walk back via Le Negresco. A few photos:

 

 

Entrance to our apartment on Rue de France, Nice. Only 56 metres from Massena Palace Museum of Art and History (Musée Massena)!

Entrance to our apartment on Rue de France, Nice. Only 56 metres from Massena Palace Museum of Art and History (Musée Massena)!

So many museums, galleries, and expositions to explore along the Promenade des Anglais.

So many museums, galleries, and expositions to explore along the Promenade des Anglais.

Entrance to Musée Massena from Rue de France, which is located across the street from our apartment.

Entrance to Musée Massena from Rue de France, which is located across the street from our apartment.

The Musée Massena is lined with beautiful flowers and gardens. View beyond the fence shows our apartment buildling.

The Musée Massena is lined with beautiful flowers and gardens. View beyond the fence shows our apartment building.

Entrance to Musée Massena.

Entrance to Musée Massena.

One of the paths on the grounds of Musée Massena.

One of the paths on the grounds of Musée Massena.

Front entrance to Musée Massena.

Front entrance to Musée Massena.

Front entrance to Musée Massena.

Front entrance to Musée Massena.

Front entrance to Musée Massena.

Front entrance to Musée Massena.

Side view of Musée Massena. Le Negresco can be seen in the background.

Side view of Musée Massena. Le Negresco can be seen in the background.

Front view of Musée Massena.

Front view of Musée Massena.

Musée Massena is located at 65 Rue de France, Nice.

Musée Massena is located at 65 Rue de France, Nice.

On the way back to our apartment, I walked past Le Negresco. The Hotel Negresco is a famous hotel and site of the equally famous restaurant Le Chantecler, located on the Promenade des Anglais on the Baie des Anges in Nice, France. It was named after Henri Negresco (1868–1920) who had the palatial hotel constructed in 1912. In keeping with the conventions of the times, when the Negresco opened in 1913 its front opened on the side opposite the Mediterranean sea.

Nice, Statue by Niki de Saint Phalle, mosaic sculpture of Miles Davis front of Le Negresco.

Nice, Statue by Niki de Saint Phalle, mosaic sculpture of Miles Davis front of Le Negresco.

Nice, Statue by Niki de Saint Phalle, mosaic sculpture of Miles Davis front of Le Negresco.

Nice, Statue by Niki de Saint Phalle, mosaic sculpture of Miles Davis front of Le Negresco.

As always, exotic cars parked in front of Le Negresco.

As always, exotic cars parked in front of Le Negresco.

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2 thoughts on “Museé Massena

  1. Lots of grand views today. Great yachts, but I wonder if there are any canoes or kayaks hidden somewhere between them…mmmmm

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  2. It’s such a wonderful sight, it’s too bad they don’t let interested parties in the Negresco now. We were “kicked out” (asked to leave by the doorman) years ago; were welcomed with open arms another time (because the owner apparently loves Canadians); and during the most recent trip, there was a sign saying tourists weren’t welcome…perhaps the policy will change again in the future.

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