Citadel St. Elmo, Villefranche-sur-Mer

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  • This fort, built in 1557 is also the home of the Hotel DeVille (City Hall) We had a meeting with the Mayor (most charming) and wer treated like royalty. A trip around the Citadel and the surrounding g...  more »
  • Communication of Russian and French cultures is clear and indisputable. And here is the most beautiful bridge in Paris, donated by Alexander III, Boulevard of Sevastopol and Stalingrad metro station in the same French capital. Here is the French Riviera became a favorite place of both the Russian nobility and Bohemian and military scientists. Today, towering over the harbor Citadel St. Elmo from the 16th century, is interesting not only from a military point of view, but also as a cultural and historical complex. It settled: City Hall of the town, a number of museums, exhibitions of sculptures under the open sky and broken Rosary. It is in him we find the bust of a young Russian Dowager Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna, arrived in this seaside town with a favorable climate in 1856 shortly before his death and made it popular again for the Russian Bohemia. Next to the bust is copperplate, which in French and Russian, it is written that the Bay of Villefranche Bay was formerly known as the Orlov. Because Orlov brothers arrived with a fleet in 1770 on the orders of Catherine II to find parking places for the Russian fleet in the Mediterranean and the Bay bought the "free city", transferred her to the Russian Treasury. Next to the Citadel passes Boulevard of Empress Alexandra Fiodorovna, which connects the lower karnish (dororgu between the Nicej and the Principality of Monaco) the old port of Villefranche. On the Boulevard, opposite the fortress busts of Admiral Fedor Ushakov and the Orlov brothers, Alexis and Fedor.
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  • Citadel impressed guards standing on the perpetual post. Think so once was. Austere look, the walls, the murmur of the sea is a beautiful sight! Here is a very nice walk. After inspecting the Citadel necessarily wander along the streets of Villefranche. The town is very cute.
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