Maison d’Adam et Eve

Right in the heart of the Vieux Nice, on Rue de la Poissonnerie, remember to look up to admire a beautiful relief fresco, featuring the characters of Adam and Eve, dating from 1584.

Called by the locals the "Maison d’Adam et Eve," this fresco is evidence of the art which was on display on the facades of Vieux Nice in mediaeval times. At the time, many houses were decorated with paintings in the same style. Represented naked, simply covered with vine leaves, the two mythical characters from the ancient story seem to be threatening each other with clubs in the very heart of the Garden of Eden. A scene fixed in time which comes from a completely different era. The relief used gives this sublime monochrome painting an impressive realism. Perched at the first floor, many people have often passed it by without noticing it. It is worth remembering to look up in the little streets of the Vieux Nice as many such surprises can suddenly appear. To be sure not to miss this historic representation, go the east end of the Cours Saleya, at the end of Rue de la Poissonerie.

Opening periods

From 01/01 to 31/12, daily.


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