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1917: Nice l’Américaine

The exhibition explores the unique relationship between Nice and the USIn commemoration of the 100th anniversary of US participation in WWI, the Nice l’Américaine exhibition hopes to convey the relevance of American cultural influence on the city of Nice from 1787 to the post-WWII era. 

Over the years, Nice has been the home of countless North American artists, politicians and personalities, many of whom had an effect on la vie niçoise such as billionaire Frank Jay Gould, who opened the Palais de la Mediterranée in 1929 and introduced a new age of swimwear for women onto the beaches of Nice, and Colonel Harry Truman, whose letter to his wife during a jaunt in the French Riviera is featured at the entrance of the exhibit. From music to nightlife and even streets renamed in honour of the city’s American residents, the exhibition at the Palais de Marbre explores this unique relationship. 

Open until 28th September. More information can be found at


Claire Davis