Best Attractions in Nice
France is a good place to visit and there are a lot of beautiful tourist attractions in Nice for visitors from all over the world. This charming and beautiful city fascinates visitors with its sunny weather and stunning sea views. Nice, surrounded by the calm blue waters of the Bay of Angels (Baie des Anges) and sheltered by the foothills of the Alps, has a mild and pleasant climate all year round. Also, this city is famous for its numerous beautiful tourist attractions for all ages as well.
The city of Nice was originally discovered by the British in the 1820s and was used as a winter residence and is still one of the most popular holiday destinations today. Located in the center of the southeastern Mediterranean coast, Nice is a great starting point for exploring the Côte d’Azur coastline. Also, Nice is a place to enjoy life, watch the beauty of the gardens and the sea and use the vibrant energy of the Mediterranean.
Promenade des Anglais a Beautiful Street
Here is one of the most famous streets and attractions in Nice. This legendary seaside road is surrounded by palm trees and full of magnificent gardens. Today, the traffic on this road has been transferred to underground tunnels, making this promenade an ideal place for people to explore. Also, the Promenade des Anglais is especially popular with cyclists and skaters. In this area you can see many magnificent historical buildings, one of which is the villa “Massena”, which today has become a museum of art and history as well as authentic French gardens.
Musée Matisse in Garden of Arenas Cimiez
The Musée Matisse is one of the must-see tourist attractions in Nice for art lovers. The permanent collection of this exhibition includes a wide and varied range of works by Matisse. Also, along with his fascinating quick designs for the decoration of Vence. This collection of Matisse’s works, donated by his family to Nice, where he lived from 1918 to 1954, gives the audience an overview of the artist’s creative methods and genius.
Musée Matisse ticket prices are currently at 10€ per adult and free of charge for children under 18 years old. The tickets are payable by cash, Credit cards, as well as French holiday vouchers. In order to get to Musée Matisse, you can take buses 5, 18, 16 and 33, then stop at Arènes / Musée Matisse bus stop. Also, there is a disability access for those who require it.
Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain
The museum of MAMAC reopened in 1990 and is housed in a sleek building is one of major attractions in Nice if you love arts. Here is a collection from the 1960s and 1970s that includes neo-realism, pop art, American abstract art, minimalism, and the flux movement. The work of Yves Klein, born in Nice, is particularly noteworthy. The museum displays his work in a room and rooftop terrace that gives you amazing views of Nice.
MAMAC ticket prices are 10€ per individual and similar to Musée Matisse free of charge for individuals under the age of 18. To get to MAMAC you can take Tram 1, stop at Garibaldi, and Tram 2, stop at Garibaldi Le Château stations. Also, you can take buses which have nearby stops as well like bus 8, Defly-Klein station, bus 12 and 15, Promenade des Arts bus stop, bus 57, Garibaldi stop and bus 87 which stops relatively close at Pont Barla bus stop.
Musée National Marc Chagall on Avenue Dr Ménard
Fans of Marc Chagall will be delighted to see this museum. The Musée National Marc Chagall displays the most important works of this artist in the world making it a must see attractions in Nice. This collection includes his paintings, prints, sculptures, stained glass and mosaics. Furthermore, the museum also holds temporary exhibitions of works by other artists as well. Musée Marc Chagall tickets are currently priced at 5€ per person.
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice on Avenue des Baumettes
The Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice displays a vast collection of works from the 15th to the 20th century. This collection includes French, Italian and Flemish paintings. Also, the most important are the 17th and 18th century French paintings and the 19th century paintings and sculptures.
Jardin Albert 1er North of Place Masséna
The gardens of this green park-like area extend from the north to the “Place Masséna”. Its fountain is famous representing the statue of Apollo, Greek sun god. The garden has an open-air theater called the Théâtre de Verdure de Nice, covered in pine and palm trees. As another one of relaxing attractions in Nice, in spring and summer, music venues, including rock festivals and performances by famous rock bands, are happening here.
St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral
This cathedral (built in 1912) is one of the most beautiful Orthodox churches outside of Russia. The interior of the building is inspired by the Moscow style and is full of decorative statues, murals and wooden reliefs. The interior of the church was like a jewel box full of historical and religious objects brought here from Russia during the uprising.
Monastère de Cimiez close to The Musée Matisse
Close to the Musée Matisse and surrounded by beautiful gardens, you can find one of religious attractions in Nice in the chic and modern neighborhood of Cimiez. The monastery was originally a Benedictine institution but was occupied by the Franciscans in the 16th century and expanded in the 17th century. Its modern appearance has been made during reconstructions based on 1850 Gothic models.
Castle Hill Overlooking the City
On the hills overlooking the coast of Nice, the site of the Castle Hill is the first inhabited area of 2000 years ago, built by the Greeks. This military fortress is one of the attractions in Nice that you can visit. It was once impenetrable, however was destroyed by Louis XIV in 1706. Moreover, today, the area is now a park and a green spot, with shady trees and numerous waterfalls.
Old Town With a Beautiful Market
The scenic Old Town, with its maze of narrow alleys and cobbled streets, is reminiscent of Italy’s vibrant atmosphere. In the southern part of the region, fishmongers and vegetable sellers bring their fresh produce to Cours Saleya. The colorful flower market is an old event that showcases the richness of daily life in Nice, as well as stalls selling soap, food and spices.
Another place to visit in France is Provence. This place is famous for its lavender fields as well as beautiful sunset along the Alps. Make sure to visit top attractions in Provence with your loved ones as it is a romantic location for sure. The sight here is something that you will not forget very easily for the rest of your life.