Standing at the heart of the square of the same name, the Palais de Justice de Nice is a unique monument in its imposing architecture and its great history which recounts the wealth, diversity, and the heritage of the city.
For over 130 years, the Palais de Justice has been enthroned on one of Nice's busiest squares. At the heart of the city, it is surrounded by numerous restaurant terraces as well as the Tour de l'Horloge, located just next door. Built between 1890 and 1892, this grand building traces a part of Nice's history with its impressive façade behind which sit courts and tribunals, as well as its neo-classical style staircase. The square of the same name is one of the oldest in what's known as the most "Modern" part of the Vieux-Nice district. During the revolution, it was laid out following the destruction of the Saint-Eloi gate, on marshland not far from the Paillon. Today, this grand historic building is perfectly integrated into the landscape and passers-by can admire its impressive architecture on a walk in the little shopping streets or a visit to the Book Market which sets up there on the first and third Saturday every month.