More info about Cathy:
- The bas-relief monument is on rue Sincaire on a part of the old city wall where the tower once stood. The tower was five-sided and the word Sincaire means five sides in Niçois.
- Her name in Niçois is Catarina Segurana.
- Whether Catherine Ségurane was a real person or just a legend is debated, with historians of both opinions. The first existing written record of her heroism is from 1608 which is only 65 years after the events and the family name of Ségurane is listed in the records of that time.
- The “exposed bottom” episode doesn’t show up in records until 1901 so probably isn’t true, but I think it’s my favourite part of the story
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