Grande Corniche

The Grande Corniche is one of the 3 coastal roads going from Nice to Menton and the Italian border. There's the Basse Corniche (lower coastal road), the Moyenne Corniche (middle coastal road) and the Grande Corniche (High coastal road) also known as the road D2564 (see this link for the exact location of the road: "http://www.cg06.fr/tourisme/parcs-corniche-fiche.html":http://www.cg06.fr/tourisme/parcs-corniche-fiche.html). This road was constructed by Napoleon the 1st at the beginning of the 19th century and was the only way to go from Nice to Menton. Take the beginning of the road in Nice, near of the port, and follow the signs "Observatoire" or "Grande Corniche". It's climbing until 500-800m above the sea and that's why it's one of the best places to admire the beautiful Mediterranean landscapes of the Cote d'Azur. The whole area around this road is a natural park with beautiful forests and a lot of walking possibilities through the park.

The Grande Corniche is one of the 3 coastal roads going from Nice to Menton and the Italian border. There’s the Basse Corniche (lower coastal road), the Moyenne Corniche (middle coastal road) and the Grande Corniche (High coastal road) also known as the road D2564 (see this link for the exact location of the road: http://www.cg06.fr/tourisme/parcs-corniche-fiche.html). This road was constructed by Napoleon the 1st at the beginning of the 19th century and was the only way to go from Nice to Menton. Take the beginning of the road in Nice, near of the port, and follow the signs “Observatoire” or “Grande Corniche”. It’s climbing until 500-800m above the sea and that’s why it’s one of the best places to admire the beautiful Mediterranean landscapes of the Cote d’Azur. The whole area around this road is a natural park with beautiful forests and a lot of walking possibilities through the park.

There is also an “astrorama” place, on the road, near of Eze (beautiful village…), where you have fantastic opportunities to watch the stars at night and lunar eclipses too. The national Observatory dome from nice is not so far away, at the beginning of this road and it’s a beautiful building by Gustave Eiffel from the end of the 19th century.
So, take your camera (Horizon is really very appropriate for this trip…) take a car and make the whole trip from Nice to Menton through this road, and shoot! It’s also a very romantic place in the evening to see the sun going down in the Mediterranean sea… ;)

http://www.cg06.fr/tourisme/parcs-corniche.html
http://www.eze-riviera.com/corniche/accueil_grande_corniche.html
http://perso.orange.fr/nationale7/lyon-menton.n7/nicementon7.html

written by vicuna on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations #road #view #park

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