Wordtravels

Wordtravels

What to see in Nice

Nice Attractions


There is plenty to see and do in Nice and this charming French Riviera city never quite goes out of fashion. Although there are many sightseeing attractions in Nice, there are also lots of lovely places to stroll the day away: the famous seaside promenade, the Promenade des Anglais, is a good place to start; the Parc du Chateau, on Castle Hill, has beautiful grounds, some interesting ruins, and stunning views of the city; Vieux Nice, the old town, has plentiful cobbled alleys, grand squares and quaint shops. If you have an interest in flora and fauna be sure to visit the Phoenix Parc Floral de Nice which is a vast botanical garden just outside the city which features numerous animal and plant habitats and collections.

Nice also has some world-class museums including the popular Marc Chagall Museum, which captures the dreamlike quality of his work, the Musee Matisse, located near where the artist once lived, and the Musee des Beaux-Arts Jules Cheret, which includes works by Rude and Rodin among others. The Theatre de la Photographie et de l'Image is a gem for lovers of photography and showcases wonderful exhibitions with universal appeal.

Nice is a good base from which to explore the coast and there are many charming villages nearby, like Antibes, which makes for a great excursion from Nice and boasts an excellent Picasso museum in its 16th century seafront chateau. Antibes also has a lovely coastal market; however, if you are looking for the colourful bustle of a French marketplace you can do no better than the Cours Saleya Food and Flower Market in Nice itself.


Antibes

Antibes is a few miles east of Cannes and is a very popular excursion from the city. It has one of the best markets on…

read more

Cimiez

The Monastery of Cimiez, which includes a church, a cemetery and a convent where some Franciscan friars still live, is…

read more

Cours Saleya Food and Flower Market

Nice's most famous market area, the Cours Saleya, bustles with activity every day and is a riot of colour and fresh smells.…

read more

Marc Chagall Museum

Celebrated modernist artist Marc Chagall (1887-1985), though born in the Soviet Union, spent much of his career in France.…

read more

Musée des Beaux-Arts Jules Chéret

Housed in the former residence of the Ukrainian Princess Kotchubey is a fine collection of 19th and 20th century art,…

read more

Musée Matisse

Renowned artist Henri Matisse spent a good portion of his life in Nice, living in the city from 1918 until 1954, and…

read more

Phoenix Parc Floral de Nice

Just outside of Nice, near the airport, this vast tourist attraction includes a botanical garden and numerous animals,…

read more

St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral

Nice and the French Riviera were fashionable holiday resorts for Russian nobility in the late 19th and early 20th centuries,…

read more

The Château de Nice

The Chateau de Nice was built in the 11th century on a hilly area for military purposes. It is located in Vieux Nice…

read more

 


Become our Nice Travel Expert

We are looking for contributors for our Nice travel guide. If you are a local, a regular traveller to Nice or a travel professional with time to contribute and answer occasional forum questions, please contact us.

iExplore

iExplore designs made-to-order, privately-guided adventure tours to France and over 200 other world wonders. Come Back Different!

ADVERTISEMENT


Intrepid Travel

Intrepid Travel is one of the world's leading suppliers of small group adventures focused on getting off the beaten track and having real life experiences in France.

ADVERTISEMENT