Gare du Sud

Historic Building in Cimiez, Libération & Vernier

This cool old 19th-century railway station was originally built to provide train service from Nice into the Alps. A century later, when it was replaced by the nearby Gare de Provence, it was threatened with demolition, but the community stepped in to save it. Now it's the site of a new library, a multiplex movie theatre and a planned food court scheduled to open by 2020 – bringing new life to this up-and-coming Libération neighbourhood.