A street in Nice is to be renamed ‘Reine Elisabeth II’ as a tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II.
En hommage à la Reine Elisabeth II, le #CMNice vote un amendement afin qu'une rue de la ville de #Nice06 porte son nom.— Ville de Nice (@VilledeNice) October 13, 2022
Celle-ci commencera sur la partie du boulevard de Cimiez où s'érige le monument en l'honneur de la reine Victoria jusqu'au niveau de l'avenue Flirey. pic.twitter.com/8I1aW1RbAO
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.