Though not as reputed as other top tourist sights in Nice (perhaps do to the fact it has served as private residence for most of its history), Chateau de l’Anglais is one of the most stunning architectural marvels in Nice.
By both its color and structure, Chateau de l’Anglais (the Englishman’s Castle) is a ravishing apparition. It combines Gothic elements and oriental influences into a laced frozen cascade which seems to have taken hold of the rocky slopes of Mont Boron, southeast from Port de Nice. It was built in 1856 by Robert Smith, an English officer who apparently appreciated the roughness of the Gothic style as much as the optimistic Hindu architectural and decorative guidelines (bright colors and soft curvatures).
Chateau de l’Anglais is, without a doubt, a sight not to be missed out once in Nice. It was listed as a historical monument in 2000.
Avenue Jean Lorrain, 06300, Nice, France