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The old casino of the Jetée-Promenade became mythical after its destruction. The least we can say is that it had an eventful life and as many admirers as detractors. But what is this old Casino de la Jetée-Promenade?
The Casino in Nice
Opposite the current Meridien Hotel, a casino was built on stilts. The architecture was inspired by the Crystal Palace in Hide Park, all in cast iron and glass. The building opened its doors on April 1, 1883. But a fire destroyed it partially on April 8, 1883.
The reconstruction lasted until 1891. One admired its transparency on the blue water, its oriental bulbs, its spectacles, its casino. In short, it became impossible to circumvent.
The end of the old casino
But the two world wars reduced it to nothing, especially during the recovery of metals by the Germans. During the post-war period, attempts were made to bring it back to life, but it was finally abandoned and destroyed in 1951.