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The cascade gairaut is a large artificial waterfall built in the nineteenth century the town of nice.

The waterfall at the beginning of the twentieth century is located on the same hill and commemorate the arrival terminal of waters of the channel Vésubie in 1883.

The waterfall flows into different pools fall overcome a chalet alpine wood. The entire site is landscaped with fake caves stalactites and accessories rocaille cement imitating armed branches of wood. In the early twentieth century, the waterfall is a must excursion tours of Nice. And tour guides as well as the local press of the time never fail to recommend this site to the typical scenery and breathtaking panorama from their readers.

Today, she continues to oxygenate the water and Vésubie be a place for walking to many visitors.

  • over 1 year ago
    We visit the cascade every time we are in Nice and think it is one of the most spectacular sights, it is only a pity that the "Tea House" is falling into disrepair. It is strange that it seems to be so little known and visited.
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    France is affectionately referred to as "the Hexagon" for its overall shape.

    French history goes back to the Gauls, a Celtic tribe which inhabited the area circa 300BC until being conquered by Julius Caesar.

    The Franks were the first tribe to adopt Catholic Christianity after the Roman Empire collapsed. France became an independent location in the Treaty of Verdun in (843 AD), which divided up Charlemagne's Carolingian Empire into several portions.

    The French monarchy reached its zenith during the reign of Louis XIV, the Sun King, who stood for seventy-two years as the Monarch of all Monarchs. His palace of Versailles and its Hall of Mirrors are a splendid treasure-trove of Baroque art.

    The French Revolution ended the rule of the monarchy with the motto "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity!" On July 14th, 1789 angry mobs stormed La Bastille prison and began the Revolution in which Louis XVI, his wife Marie-Antoinette and thousands of others met the guillotine.

    One decade after the revolution, Napolean Bonaparte seized control of the Republic and named himself Emperor. His armies conquered most of Europe and his Napoleonic Code became a lasting legal foundation for concepts of personal status and property.

    During the period of colonization France controlled the largest empire in the world, second only to Britain.

    France is one of the founding members of the European Union and the United Nations, as well as one of the nuclear armed nations of the world.

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