First of all, let's place where we were.
Agrandir le plan
Now you can understand the similarity on the both side of the border.
You get VINTIMIGLIA on the Italian side : And Menton 15 kms on the French side Menton Old city:
nd Sospel in the montain 15 kms at the North of Menton
Then Nice old town :
You know what unify all this cities, their vivid colors, their architecture, their markets, their heart because they remain animated and alive, and Italian and French language is spoken indifferently every where, and by most of the residents.
And these little details in the daily life which remind us that we were a great Catholic country during all our History, and we've forgotten it, little by little
Menton, specific front with trompe-l'oeil shutters, and a blessed Virgin.
An other Virgin in old Menton, with all its simplicity.
Sospel, surrunding wall with an other Virgin and Jesus.
And many others in many the towns of this area.
Hope I share with you a little breath of the spirit of such old towns, until an other post about the subject.