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[caption id="attachment_161223" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Jolly Janner[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Hotel Negresco on the Promenade des Anglais on the Baie des Anges in Nice was named for Henri Negresco (1868–1920) who had the palatial hotel constructed in 1912. In keeping with the conventions of the times, when the Negresco first opened in 1913 its front opened facing the Mediterranean sea. Henri Negresco, born the son of an innkeeper in Bucharest, Romania, left home at the age of 15 going first to Paris th...

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