Mercedes - straight out of Côte d’Azur

The origins of the famous German car brand lie in Nice... and the daughter of an Austrian businessman.

German car marque Mercedes was named after the name of the daughter of a businessman who lived on the Côte d’Azur at the beginning of the 20th century.

Emil Jellinek was a successful Austrian businessman and insurance agent who was based in Nice and was passionate about cars. He was keen on racing and ...

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