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250kg bomb found off the shores of Nice

Securing Nice Beach

The explosive, 1.10 meters long, was discovered by chance in the morning on 4th May. It contains 130 kilos of explosives! Now comes the tricky problem of destroying it. An archaeologist discovered the device in the morning, in front of Nice’s Promenade des Anglais, twelve meters deep, between Castel Beach and Opera Beach. A weapon of imposing size: 1.10 m …

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Winter of 1880 in Nice: carnival, music and confetti

Paillon Illustration

In March of 1880, Nice was about to launch its winter regattas, under the presence of the Prince of Wales. The event was important. Parisian newspapers sent their special reporters. This was an opportunity for a journalist from the Parisian magazine ‘L’Illustration’ to discover the joy of winters in Nice. He described his impressions in an issue from the 13th …

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