In 2004, while workers were constructing a new tram line between Pont Michel and Las Planas in Nice, they stumbled across something odd: fragments of an old medieval city, hiding in a 6,000-square-foot chamber just beneath the ground.
The crypt’s entrance is right next to the tramway that runs parallel to Place Jacques Toja in Old Nice, where a small trapdoor opens to reveal a staircase. An elevator bearing a poster advertising “La Crypte de Nice” is the only clue revealing what lies just 20 feet below the ground. During off-hours even the staircase disappears. A panel seals the entrance, making it blend in with the rest of the square.
|Villefranche-sur-Mer and the U.S. Sixth Fleet en fr||2.8km||site_izi|
|Urbirun Nice – Highlights en fr||0.7km||site_izi|
|Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild||2020||4.2km||site_ao|
|The French Riviera’s ‘Tattooed’ Villa||2017||4.8km||site_ao|
|The Rue Obscure||2018||2.8km||site_ao|
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