Castle sights in Nice
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The 12th-century castle was razed by Louis XIV in 1706; only the 16th-century Tour Bellanda, the round tower you can see from quai des États-Unis, remains.
From Nice's port, glance up at Mont Boron, home to celebrities such as Elton John. The pink confection you see is Château de l'Anglais, built in 1859 for an English engineer called Robert Smith, renowned at the time as being the only foreigner to live in Nice year-round. Locals quickly dubbed his castle 'Smith's folly'. The historical monument has since been split into private apartments.