Monument Aux Morts - Nice, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member wildwoodke
N 43° 41.600 E 007° 16.877
32T E 361494 N 4839247
Quick Description: This large memorial was originally created in remembrance of those that fought in the First World War. It is located along the coast near the entrance to the port in Nice, France
Location: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Date Posted: 2/8/2013 7:52:42 PM
Waymark Code: WMGB6D
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12
Views: 14

Long Description:
Located near the entrance to the port of Nice, and very visible to all that enter the city from the east. Built into the rock, this 32 metre high monument was constructed between 1924 and 1928. The monument was built in recognition of the 4000 residents of Nice that died in the First World War.

The monument was modified to include the Second World War as well as conflicts in Indochina and Algeria.

The monument is impressive in both directions, looking at it from the roadside and standing at its steps and looking out to the sea. The monument requires multiple trips throughout its length to observe the small monuments along each side and through the middle to gain a greater appreciation of its size.

Text from the memorial:
"La ville de nice a ses fils morts pour la France.
Souvenez vous des oeuvres que nos peres ont accomplies de leur temps et vous recevrez une gloire et un nom immortels."

(en) The city of Nice whose sons died for France.
Remember that our fathers works have accomplished their time and you will receive glory and immortal name.
Private or Public Monument?: Government

Name of the Private Organization or Government Entity that built this Monument: City of Nice, France

Geographic Region where the Monument is located: Europe

Physical Address of Monument:
Quai États-Unis
Nice , Cote d'Azur France


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