L’origine de la baie des Anges

La Baie des Anges
Nice Baie des Anges ©CRT Côte D’Azur

In Nice, « the Baie des Anges » (Bay of Angels) is known worldwide … but do you know how the bay got its name ?

According to legends, this name was given to the bay because of the angels came from heaven to accompany Sainte Réparate, the Patron Saint of Nice who arrived on the coast on a boat adrift.

For fishermen, it is a different story! At one time the bay had many large fishes in it with side fins looking like angels wings. When the fishermen saw these winged sea creatures they called them « angels ».

So between legends and traditions … the choice is yours!