After that brief look at Palm Beach we're back in Nice. If you enjoy architecture then there's plenty to look at in the town centre. Styles vary wildly depending on which period of history they were built in and to which country Nice belonged to at the time and then there are the names: take this one for example. The word Palais locally means simply a large building not necessarily a palace, though there are some of those too.
This one, Emelyne, just escapes the Belle Epoque period being built in 1923, though it does have several features from that time. The building had just undergone a renovation and was softly glowing in the morning sunlight.
For the last few years the council's policy seems to have been to restore these fine old buildings where possible. Some of the newer developments, without grace or beauty, that line the Promenade des Anglais are a disgrace..
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