The Garibaldi square, the former Royal Place inspired by the Turinese urbanisme of the 18th Century, is situated on the location of the northern old town's fortification and connect very diverse places: the old town, the castle hill, the harbour and the new city in the West, on the other side of the Paillon River, the actual coulée verte. The strategic location of this place allows us to broach a lot of themes linked to the history of the city.
Nice is a border town which has been fought for a long time and became French only in 1860. A lot of communities live together : Jews, Russians, Maghrebis, Corsicans, Italians…
It carries the traces of the dramatic events of the German Occupation: commemorative plaques and monuments remind us the commitment of the numerous resistants and the memory of the deportees, but also the courage of the people who saved hundreds of Jewish children, as the Marcel Network and the and the Nice bichopric did.
The 14th of July of 2016, the Niçoise population was the target of a terrible terrorist attack. Still, the courage of some is unforgettable.