Exhibition at the Senate of Nice from September 14th 2018 to Mars 29th 2019, 10 Jules Gilly street, 06000 Nice, open from Monday to Tuesday (9am - 1pm, 2pm - 5pm) and Friday (9am - 1pm, 2pm - 3.45pm), admission free.
Founded by in 1614 by a patent letter from the Savoy Duke Charles - Emmanuel III the Nice Senate disappear for a few time in December 17th 1796 with the creation of the Alps - Maritimes department. The Savoy sovereign takes back the Senate in 1814 and transform it as a Court of appeal until 1860 when Nice is included inside the new Alps - Maritimes department. At the same time it becomes a place dedicated to the poor but now it welcomes exhibitions like the exhibition about the Nice Italian roots. Highlighted by the famous French writer Alexander Dumas in "Travel in Italy" (1843) the city of Nice finds itself in the middle of the two axes France / Italy and Alps / Mediterranean sea. It results an Italian influence on architecture, colors, gardens (plants, town planning), language (nissart) and cooking (chickpea, socca). The influence is also materialized with famous people like Niccolo Paganini or Giuseppe Garibaldi who were links between the two countries.