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Nice to rename street in tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

Avenue Reine Elisabeth II will be situated near streets named after the Prince of Wales and Queen Victoria. The mayor referred to friendship with the British community when making the suggestion.

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The city of Nice is to rename one of its streets as a tribute to Queen Elizabeth II Pic: Qin Xie / Shutterstock

A street in Nice is to be renamed ‘Reine Elisabeth II’ as a tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II. 

The decision was made by the city council after Nice’s mayor Christian Estrosi proposed the name. 

He said that the change would highlight “the strong friendship which unites us with the British community, the first foreign community to have settled in Nice before the Italians.”

The Avenue Reine Elisabeth II will begin at the section of the Boulevard de Cimiez where a monument to Queen Victoria stands and run up to the Avenue Flirey. 

It will therefore also sit near the Avenue du Prince de Galles (Prince of Wales Avenue) and the Avenue de la Reine Victoria.

“It is that spot which seemed to me to be the most natural place to rename that part of the Boulevard de Cimiez,” Mr Estrosi said. 

The council also voted in favour of renaming six other streets.

Tributes have been paid across France to the Queen since her death on September 8, at the age of 96. 

La Poste has created a special book of collector stamps looking back over her reign, and Paris métro station George V was temporarily renamed after her to mark the occasion of her funeral.

Read more: French postal service pays tribute to Queen with collector stamps

Read more: Paris métro station George V pays homage to Queen Elizabeth II

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