Places to Visit in Nice


This is the most famous monument of Nice which is surrounded by a botanical garden. This is basically a church located in the French department of the Alps Mountain. It is a local belief that this monument or church is the summer residence of the bishops of Ventimiglia. However, no documents are there which records this history. This building is also given the status of a historic monument in 3rd September 1996.

This is the oldest monastery of Nice. There is a cloister and a church. The church was given the status of a historical monument in 1913. The facades and the roofs of the cloister and the abbey are also considered the same. There are beautiful works of art also inside the walls of the abbey depicting the thirty manuscripts of the Passion of Saint Pons.

Located on the east of the port of Nice this is an important building, attracting quite a good number of visitors. This prison was built mainly to reserve forced labour. It is known that between 1770 and 1854 this prison can accommodate more than two hundred convicts. The Hose of Savoy mainly decided to build this prison in the last quarter of the XVIII century. It was built to house a workforce that was close to the site of harbor basin excavation. This was also given the respect of a historical monument on 16th September 1943.

This is the most beautiful landmark of Nice. Numerous exotic style castles were built in Nice from 1856 to 1858. This castle marked the beginning of the construction of those exotic castles in Nice. Its color and shape makes it the most beautiful and strongest monuments that were built on the Riviera. This castle is located on the rocky slopes on the southeastern side of Mount Boron. It is said that the structure of the castle was inspired from the neo-classical Mughal structures. 

If you think that the French Riviera is not a holiday destination for kids then you are absolutely wrong. You can have a gala time with your kids here. Numerous amusement parks are there which will be loved by your kids. The Escape Marineland is in fact the largest water club in Nice where you can get to see If you think that the French Riviera is not a holiday destination for kids then you are absolutely wrong. You can have a gala time with your kids here. Numerous amusement parks are there which will be loved by your kids. The Escape Marineland is in fact the largest water club in Nice where you can get to see.

There is a municipal museum located in the city of Nice, the Museum of Fine arts Jules Cheret. There is a huge collection of the works of the painter and the poster of the artist Jules Cheret who died in Nice. This museum is located to the west of downtown. The site consists of a palace and the museum. The museum was actually constructed from a depot state which was desired by Napoleon III after he annexed Nice to France in 1860.

This is also a city municipal museum of Nice which is recently installed in the prestigious villas of the XIX century known as the Promenade des Anglais. It is known that the son of Victor Massena sold this property and demanded that the garden should be open for the public. This way, the villa became the museum to store local history. Public receptions also take place in a pavilion located at the north of the building. Both the villa and the museum are important tourist attraction of Nice.

The lining of the Bay of Angles of Nice or the Promenade des Anglais is the heart of the city. This is a wonderful walkway which is always the center of all human activities in Nice. The vast sea and its natural beauty attract lots of tourists. You can simply ride down the street on a bicycle. You can also enjoy the beauty of the sea sitting at the beach cafes. The Cours Saleya Flower Market is also a colorful place to visit and see the wide range of different types of flowers.

Nice being the fifth largest city of France is the hub of culture. If you want to get accustomed to the culture of Nice then get down to the ochre colored streets and listen to the Nicois speaking their own language known as Nissart. Numerous cultural activities are arranged from time to time in the fine Arts museum and the Matisse Museum. The Nice Opera is also a must visit which is a municipal maintained opera situated at the heart of the old town.

If you have an adventurous bone, then you can indulge in para gliding in the bay of Nice. You can also try the Ironman Triathlon, which is the biggest endurance event on earth presented in Nice. Nice is also a suitable place for skiing, sailing, biking, extreme sports and even skating. You can also indulge in sports watching and enjoy the matches of the local rugby team.

If you are in the mood to relax and enjoy your vacation then you can book a luxury hotel with a roof terrace that will offer you a great view of the sea and mountains of Nice. You can also get the experience of a refreshing spa in the Chateau Saint Martin & Spa. If you want to enjoy the French style hospitality then you can book the Le-Saint Paul hotel. 

After the renovations the new city of Nice is the home for some top restaurants. All these restaurants are simple small and chic in style. They will offer you some wonderful culinary delicacies. The JAN and the Sejour Café are the two new restaurants in Nice which are a must visit. Some of the top restaurants in Nice are Chantecler, La Reverse De Nice, L’ane Rouge, Bistrot d’Antoine, Diamant Noir and many more. If you are a vegetarian then the Zucca Magica should be your first and last choice.

You can find a variety of dishes in the restaurants mentioned. Once you are in Nice you must try some local dish and some unique French dishes. You must try the French breads and desserts like Baguette, Ficelle, Choux pastry, Crepes and Croissant. You must also try the Pissaladiere which is a traditional Nice dish. This is basically a mixture of quiche and pizza. Pistou is another traditional sauce which makes a delicious pasta topping. 

If you are a night owl then Nice can offer you a great nightlife to enjoy. A music lover can also enjoy the live shows arranged from time to time in Nice. You can also plan a vacation to listen to any of such a show. Great performers and bands like James Carter, Tal, Brien smith, Maceo Parker and many more has organized live events in Nice.

The discos and the clubs are the special attractions of Nice at night. The Dancing Discotheque L’auberge De Cimiez is the most popular disco in the city of Nice. You can also get a taste of the nightlife of Nice is clubs and discos like Discotheque Le Feeling, Bulldog Pub Pompey, the Detroit American Bar, Le Kult, Discotheque Le Sun7 and many more. 

If you are a shopaholic then you can spend an entire day in the flea markets in and around Nice. The very word flea market is a French word and visiting the flea market is the best way to know the French culture. On every Monday a flea market is arranged in Nice in the sun drenched Cours Saleya and the items sold in such a flea market are totally different from the local markets.

Apart from flea markets there are departmental stores also. Galeries Lafayette is the most popular departmental store of nice. Here you can find shops of the top brands. You can shop anything starting from man and woman's outfit to gourmet gifts, bags, accessories, kids outfit, shoes, Christmas gifts and many more. You can also visit departmental stores like Fnac, Decathlon, La Chaise Longue, Senior Market and  more.

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