The Fabron district, on the west side of Nice stretches out from the sea, west of the Madeleine and Baumettes and east of Caucade. It’s a great place to live. You will not have the impression of living in the city because the district offers many green spaces and a residential life while keeping the proximity of shops and access to the center of Nice or the city of Cannes by the highway and in the other direction Monaco. Many working people live in Fabron and work outside the city, sometimes even in Paris or in the business district of the Arénas and the developing eco-valley.
International School of Nice
The International School is also located in Nice West. It provides an English-speaking program for students aged 4 to 18 years, leading to the Geneva International Baccalaureate recognized by more than 120 countries including the French Ministry of National Education. ISN is an international school recognized in the region for excellence in examination results and university placements. ISN is fully accredited by two international agencies – the European Council for International Schools (CIS) and the Middle States Association of the United States (MSA). The ISN allows foreign nationals or French expatriates returning to France to settle on the Côte d’Azur by sending their children to school without any worries. Children of 42 different nationalities attend school. The British community is the strongest, followed by the French and Russians and Italians. Students also benefit from the organization of extracurricular activities such as music, theatre, volleyball, hockey, football and basketball.
Closer to the seaside, the castle Barla, built around 1870, has a composite style that borrows from both Gothic and Classicism. Its silhouette is made characteristic by its high square plan tower. It now houses the Consulate of Peru.
St Helena Castle is home to the Anatole Jakovsky International Museum of Naive Art. The Museum brings together a panorama of the history of naive painting from the 18th century to the present day.
The museum was installed in the former residence of perfumer François Coty. Château Sainte Hélène is surrounded by a large park with rare species.
The museum was inaugurated in 1982, thanks to the prestigious donation of Anatole and Renée Jakovsky.
The Marble Palace dating from the 1870s, otherwise known as La Villa Les Palmiers, has housed the municipal archives of the city of Nice since 1963. Its architectural style is inspired by the Italian Renaissance combined with neoclassical references. It is fully in line with the Palladian style of Palladianism, which is widespread in England.