The Liberation district

The Liberation district is part of the center of Nice. Formerly known as Saint-Lambert, it was renamed "Liberation" after August 28, 1944, in honor of fallen resistance fighters. Its emblematic place is today called Place du General de Gaulle, but it remains for all the people of Nice "La Libé" : a gathering place around its open-air market located between the old South Station with its listed facade and the Villa Thiole.

In the nineteenth century, the district of Liberation develops, organized around the avenue Malaussena. The notable Thiole built his villa in the gardens and farmland where watercress was grown. The Gare du Sud, with its glass roof inspired by the creations of Gustave Eiffel, was built in 1892. Then, the neighborhood extends along the Alfred Borriglione Avenue and the Joseph Garnier Boulevard, taking advantage of successive immigration waves.

Ideally located, the Liberation district is well served by transport links (bus, trains and especially the tramway). It also benefits from the proximity of the Cimiez, Mantega, and Poets area. At the Liberation, you find the architectural style commonly called "Belle Epoque", but also "Art Deco", buildings and of course more recent buildings.

This district a beautiful place for those who wish to live in the city center while enjoying its animation (many quality shops, emblematic restaurants and the magnificent Liberation market of course), the proximity of schools, large wooded arteries and pretty quiet and pretty streets, lined with villas and old mansions.


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