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Detail - ©Pierre Bona / CC-BY-SA Detail - ©Pierre Bona / CC-BY-SA

The chapels The tradition says the two neighbouring chapels of San Quilico and Santa Maria were raised by two masons, father and son. The father was in charge of the Quilico’s building work, the son...

The Venus - ©Erwan Corre / CC-BY-SA The Venus - ©Erwan Corre / CC-BY-SA

The Venus A Breton Venus? Pretty curious! Let’s see that… Do you see her, on her fountain? The Venus of Quinipily is a granite statue, 2 metres high. It represents a naked woman, a plump lady...

Filitosa IX - ©Sy.forester / CC-BY-SA Filitosa IX - ©Sy.forester / CC-BY-SA

A very important site In 1946, Charles-Antoine Cesari discovered the site for the first time, in the plot of land he owned in order to raise his own house! In 1954, archaeologists even discovered a...

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At the entrance of Longchamp racecourse (Paris) is a statue of the most famous horse in the world: Gladiator, an English thoroughbred! Anyway, he really deserves his bronze statue… This effigy was...

The statue - ©LPLT / WikimediaCommons / CC-BY-SA The statue - ©LPLT / WikimediaCommons / CC-BY-SA

A pirate from Morlaix On Cornic square, we have a chest statue... do you know who’s that man? The pirate Charles Cornic, nicknamed Duchene! A local star... he was born in 1731 from a ship owner from...

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Carhaix is the fatherland of La Tour d’Auvergne, a sailor, a pirate... and a Breton! We have here a statue made by Marochetti, representing La Tour on a pedestal, holding a sabre on his heart, his...

Pius VII - ©Skara kommun / CC-BY Pius VII - ©Skara kommun / CC-BY

Aa column! Oh, not a simple one! It celebrates the visit of pope Pius VII in Nice, in August 1809 and February 1814.An exiled pope What about his first visit? Pius was exiled: Napoléon I’s soldiers...

Catherine - ©Myrabella / WikimediaCommons / CC-BY-SA Catherine - ©Myrabella / WikimediaCommons / CC-BY-SA

Catherine Ségurane is the Joan of Arc from Nice! The heroin of the siege suffered by the city in 1543, a terrible battle between Turkish and pirate Barbarossa, friends of François I, and the French...

The statue - ©Mehdi Mhenni / CC-BY-SA The statue - ©Mehdi Mhenni / CC-BY-SA

The beloved child! Napoleon I called Masséna l’enfant chéri de la Victoire, "the beloved child of Victory", after his exploits on Rivoli’s battlefield, in 1797! André Masséna, duke de Rivoli, prince...

The cross - ©Jack06140 / CC-BY-SA The cross - ©Jack06140 / CC-BY-SA

This Gothic monument evokes the gathering between king of France François I, emperor Charles the Fifth and pope Paul III in Nice.3 great men's meeting! A first arrival Negotiations for peace were at...


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