The Tzarewitch district. From 1860, the imperial family of Russia had chosen to take up winter quarters in Nice, and particularly in the residential area of Piol.
Originally, large private properties extended in this district, including the Villa Peillon. But the Bermond property was considered the largest and most beautiful. It possessed about 200,000 orange trees, innumerable greenhouses and encompassed the area on which nowadays stands the Imperial Park High School, the Russian Cathedral, the Tzarewitch monument.
Following the death in 1865 of Crown Prince Nicolas Alexandrowitch, the Imperial family bought the Bermond property and razed the villa. In 1867, a commemorative chapel was built which contains the mausoleum of the Tzarewitch. The boulevard took the name of Tzarewitch and remained a private street connecting the Gambetta Boulevard to the Paul Arene Avenue until 1882.
Under the impetus of the mayor Borriglione, the city launched in 1883 in the district a prestigious operation : the international exhibition of Nice. The Imperial Hotel was built in 1902 on the plans of the Russian architect Dettloff, but was closed after the First World War. The Russian cathedral was inaugurated in 1912.
The Tzarewitch Boulevard is today a busy road, bordered by beautiful palaces of the early twentieth century, by art deco buildings and more modern condo (Belvedere residences).
Regarding real estate, the Tzarewitch district is liked by local buyers who wants to stay close to the city center, by investors wishing to rent to students, and also by foreign clients, especially Russian (a come back one century after the Russian revolution) wanting to settle there or have an holiday home in Nice.
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