102 Route 16. NICE.' Climate.
Grimaldi (4 fr.); another in the Rue Chauvain 2. — Sea-baths opposite the
Promenade des Anglais, 40 c. to 1 fr.
Shops. The best are on the Quai St. Jean Baptiste and the Quai Mas¬
sena. — Photographer: Blanc, Prom, des Anglais.
Casino (Cercle International), a new building on the Promenade des
Anglais, embellished with the armorial bearings of different states, contain¬
ing a reading-room, restaurant,'concert and ball room, etc. Subscription for
1 pers. 15 fr. per week, 30 fr. per month, 100 fr. for the entire season, for
each additional member of the same family one-half more.
Theatres. Theatre Imperial, Rue St. Francois de Paule, Ital.
opera; Theatre F.rancais, Rue du Temple, operas, comedies, etc..
Military Music several tinres weekly, in the Jardin Public, 2—4 o'clock.
Railway from Nice to Toulon and Marseilles see R. 1; to Mentone
see pp. 99, 100.
Steamboats (different companies : Fraissinet, Place Bellevue 6, on the
quay; Peirano, Danovaro & Co., office in the Corso, to the r. of the flight of
steps ascending to the terrace; Valery Freres ei Fils, Quai Lunel 14: to
Genoa (p. 86) seveial times weekly in 9—10 hrs., 32'/a, 22'.|2 or 12. fr.,
cabin on the deck 4202 fr.; to Spezia 50'j2, 34'|2, 15 fr.; to Leghorn
58>l2, 40>|2, 20 fr.; to Civitavecchia 87i|2, 57'|2, 30 fr.; to Naples 132>|2,
92!|2, 40 fr. — To Marseilles (p. 22) twice weekly in 12 hrs., 30, 12,
8 fr. — To Corsica (R. 54) in 12 hrs., 30, 20, 15 fr.
Messageries Imperiales (office in the Place Charles Albert) to Genoa
twice daily in 19 hrs. (comp. p. 94): from Nice to Mentone, and from Savona
to Genoa by railway. Coupe 45, interieur or banquette 38 fr., both inch
1st cl. by rail.; by paying 67 fr. for coupe, or 48 for interieur, the traveller
is entitled to break his journey at Oneglia (p. 96), and have a seat reserved
for him on the following day. — Diligence (office in the Boulevaid du
Pont Neuf) to Mentone (by Turbia) daily, at 3 p. m. in 3'|2 hrs., fares 4
and 3 fr.
House Agents. Samaritani, Lattes, Dalgoutte, Tiffen, to
whom a percentage is paid by the proprietors. Visitors may therefore
make a more advantageous bargain without their intervention. Houses and
apartments to let are indicated by tickets. A single visitor may procure
apartments for the winter in the town for 300—700 fr.
The hirer is recommended not to take possession until the contract
(upon stamped paper) has been signed by both parties. This document
should if possible contain stipulations with regard to every detail, e. g.
damage done to furniture and linen, compensation for breakages, etc. This
will be found the best preventive against the disputes which frequently
arise en the termination of the contract.
English Church in the Rue de France, service also at Carabacel. Scotch
Church,, Rue Massena 5. T
Climate. The bay of Nice is sheltered from the N., N.E., and N.W.
winds by the lower terraces of the Alpes Maritimes (culminating in Mont
Chauve, Ital. Monte Calvo, 2672 ft.), a natural barrier to which it owes its
European reputation for mildness of climate. The mean winter temperature
is 10—15°Fahr. higher than that of Paris, summer temperature 5-10° lower.
Frost is rare. The Mistral, or N.W. wind, the scourge of Provence, is sel¬
dom felt, being intercepted by the Montagnes du Var and de l'Esterel. The
E. wind, however, which generally prevails in the spring, is trying to deli¬
cate persons. Sunset is a critical period. As the sun disappears, a sen¬
sation similar to that of a damp mantle being placed on the shoulders is
experienced. This moisture, however, lasts 1—2 hrs. only. — Those who
contemplate a brief visit only should avoid the rainy season, which usually
commences about the beginning of October and lasts 5—6 weeks.
Nice, the capital (50,000 inhab.) of the French Departement
des Alpes Maritimes, was founded by the Phocian inhabitants of
Marseilles in the 5th cent. B. C, and named Nikaea. Till 1388
it belonged to the County of Provence, afteiwards to the Dukes
of Savoy; in 1792 it was occupied by the French, in 1814