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Victoria Square

Historic site and monument, Historic patrimony, Square in Menton
  • Square erected in memory of Queen Victoria who stayed in Menton in 1882. A monument is located in the centre of a basin fed by water jets, consisting of a sculpted group in white marble and a bronze cartouche with the portrait of Queen Victoria.

  • The desire to create a monument commemorating Queen Victoria's stay in Menton in 1882 emerged in the British community at the beginning of the 20th century, in particular under the impetus of Sir Thomas Hanbury. It was not until the end of the 1930s that it became a reality. The square in which it was to be located was laid out in 1938 and the monument was unveiled in April 1939. The Queen is represented at the age she was when she stayed in Menton (63 years old). She is seated above a high...
    The desire to create a monument commemorating Queen Victoria's stay in Menton in 1882 emerged in the British community at the beginning of the 20th century, in particular under the impetus of Sir Thomas Hanbury. It was not until the end of the 1930s that it became a reality. The square in which it was to be located was laid out in 1938 and the monument was unveiled in April 1939. The Queen is represented at the age she was when she stayed in Menton (63 years old). She is seated above a high pedestal. The statue, made of Carrara marble, is the work of the German sculptor Charles Gern. The monument was destroyed in 1944 by the Italian occupation troops.
    In 1945, the city decided to build a new monument. The sculpted group bears the signature of the Nice sculptor Joseph Gazan and the date 1959. The monument was inaugurated on 21 February 1960 in the presence of Lady Patricia Ramsay, granddaughter of Queen Victoria.
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