Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Niçois Boat Crossing at Nice Port

Photo doc, Phrasea et repro Pascal Amoyel-Nice Matin.
Le dernier passagin dans les années 1940-1950

History is repeating itself at Nice’s port!

Reportedly, after 50 years, a lost tradition is returning to the Port of Nice: a nostalgic means of crossing from one side to the other. The ‘new’ fishing boat crossing is in response to the demand from locals, but will also attract tourists, who will no longer have to walk the entire perimeter of the Port.

The six meter crossing (map link) runs between Quay Charles-Félix (to the West) and the steps of Entrecasteaux (to the East near the residence “Neptune”), taking about 2 minutes. With a capacity of six passengers maximum, the boat service will run from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. “Le passagin” crossing will be free during the entire summer  of 2012, as a trial-run period.  As the saying goes: ‘Everything old is new again!’

(Sources: France 3 TV/Nice Matin)

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