Come and discover a theatrical reconstruction of the traditional firing of the midday cannon in Nice.
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In 1861, an English nobleman, Thomas Coventry, persuaded the town council of Nice to fire a cannon from Castle Hill to mark the exact meridian time. Some say that this gentleman wanted to remind his wife of lunchtime as she was late returning from her morning stroll, charmed by our Baie des Anges and very talkative.
A red globe was hoisted on a mast on the roof of the Chauvain Hotel where they were staying, indicating to the pyrotechnist that he should be prepared to fire the noon gun when the ball went down.
In 1867, Thomas Coventry donated his equipment to the City of Nice and on November 19, 1875 a municipal by-law instituted "lou canoun de Miejour".
In 1881, it was moved to the clock of the Saint-François tower, then on the talking clock on the post-war radio. The artillery piece was replaced several times and the firing site was transferred under the platform of the esplanade. Since 1886, an engineer has been setting off a firecracker, called the "marron d'air". The techniques have changed but since December 21, 1863 a deflagration has made us jump every day at noon sharp.
Rue des Ponchettes - Rue de Foresta - Montée Montfort - 06300 NICE
Sito : http://www.nice.fr/fr/parcs-et-jardins?lang=fr
11:45: Performance Sundays only.
- Vecchia Nizza
- Nizza Est