Place Garibaldi


Named for Nice-born Italian nationalist and military hero Giuseppe Garibaldi, this grand square was a military parade ground at the time of its creation in the late 18th century. These days it's a major tram intersection and community gathering place, surrounded by cafes, bars and restaurants.

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