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the Port at Nice -10th October 2009
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Monday renovations to improve Nice’s port started. The objective
is restore the Port of Nice as a residential, pedestrian
friendly area. Pedestrians, roller bladers and cyclists
will then be able to travel without interuption from the
Baie des Anges (Bay of Angels) past the airport via the
Promenade des Anglais and round the Rauba Capeu point. Unlike
at present whereby there is two way traffic, it will be
a one way system in that area. On the 2nd October the symbolic
foundation stone was laid at the port opposite the war memorial.
redevelopment work will continue into 2011 and there is
a 120 million budget for the project. It will
link the port located on the east of the city to the main
Promenade des Anglais area as it is cut off by the Colline
du Château. There is no longer a château there as it was
destroyed in 1705-1706 by Louis XIV's troops, but is a delightful
place to visit with superb views of the city and port. The
city has undergone major building works over the past few
years with the new tram system opening in November 2007.
is the 150th anniversary of the area becoming part of France
in 1860. Before 1860 Nice belonged to the Duchy of Savoy
(Nice et Savoie). In 1749 King Charles Emmanuuel 111 agreed
for the contrustion of the present port, but it was not
until 1860 that the work really got going and was completed
in 1897 becoming Port Lympia. The majority of the building
date back to the 19th century and are built in tradional
Niçois style in beautiful bright rusty and yellow colours.
port is a busy port offering car ferry connections to Corsica
and Sardinia. Car ferry companies Corsica
Ferries and SNCM
operate from Nice. It is not a
large industrial port and basically will not be any larger
by the time the project is completed, just much smarter.
will be three phases to this project. The first phase is
to widen the pavement for pedestrians and a bike path begins
on quai Lunel and quai Papacino. The project will narrow
the road and cutting back on space for street parking while
maintaining two-way lanes for trafficwhich will mean residents
and visitors to the port will have to use the nearby carparks.
All car parking will be underground and by the time the
project is completed there will be 1,000 underground car
parking spaces which is aboutan increase of 300 on today's
spaces. It is estimated that phase 1 will cost 7.8
January 2010 phase 2 is planned. This work is estimated
to carry on through till April and will involve widening
widen the pavements on the façade side of the street for
Quai Lunel, Palce Guynemer and Quai Papacino. The final
phase of the project in 20011 will be to renovate the pavements
and the road on Quai des deux Emmanuel.
prices will no doubt rise as a result of this work as people
will want to live in this fashionable area.
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