The promontory of the Pharo was once called the Tête de More. It was a rocky plateau on which only rushes and sea grass grew, and some taverns were installed there.
The Pharo promontory was once called Tête de More, meaning Moorish Head. It was a rocky plateau on which only rushes and wild grasses grew, with a few "guinguettes" (small restaurants with music and dancing). Pharo was the name of the cove just to the west of the Tête de More. The “Farot” was a mound separating the cove from the open sea, and providing a look-out point, first mentioned in the 14th century.
The residence was not much appreciated and the Emperor never actually used it. On the...