European Vacation – September 22-28/19 – Nice, France, Part 6 – Avenue Jean Medecin – Shop Till You Drop

While we were not in Nice to shop, we did wander down this main shopping street a few times to shop for things, including groceries and wine. It has a lot of small shops, as well as a big shopping center (Nicetoile).

The Avenue was first laid out in 1846, to run down a valley , beginning at Place Massena and ending at Pont Neuf (since removed when the Paillon River was covered). Over time, it has had several names:

  • Saint Michel Valley, prior to construction
  • Avenue du Prince-Imperial during the Second Empire, named after Louis Napolean, the Prince Imperial
  • Avenue de la Gare from 1870, as it was the main street leading to rhe Nice Ville train station
  • Avenue de la Victoire from 1918, on Armistice Day, just after the 1st World War
  • Avenue Jean Medecin from 1966, named after the man who was mayor of Nice for 33 years in the 20th century.

(Source:Wikipedia)

Shop Till You Drop

Shoppers stroll slowly

down busy Jean Medecin

parcels held tightly.

Barrister’s Sign along Ave. Jean Medecin
Inside FNAC electronics store near Nice Etoile
Along Ave. Jean Medecin
J waits for his favourite shopper to return
Reflection of Basilica in a modern building
Basilique Notre-Dame de l’Assomption

2 thoughts on “European Vacation – September 22-28/19 – Nice, France, Part 6 – Avenue Jean Medecin – Shop Till You Drop

    1. We had stayed up in the shopping center area on our previous visits. As we were with people this time who had never been to Nice before, we opted to show them the area. Besides, there was the big Monoprix and good wine. Thanks for reading Aiva. Allan

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