On the Côte d´Azur, in between the famous cities of Cannes and Monte Carlo, lies aristocratic Nice, the jewel of the crown of the French Riviera. This is a place where history, nature, culture, and a lenient climate come together and make it one of the most attractive tourist destination in the world. However, which are the attractions of this beautiful seaside city? Carry on reading. Also, with the help of our small guide, you´ll learn about the places that all traveller should visit in Nice.
Promenade des Anglais
A few yards from the beach, the Old Town (Vieux Nice) is one of the most charming districts in Nice, home of artists and full of little traditional shops. A mix of architectonic styles reigns in its small streets and you can find Genovese, medieval and Provençal-style buildings as well as baroque churches. The cathedral of Sainte-Réparate, located on Rosetti Square, was built in the 18th century and has an impressive Genovese dome. The Italian spirit is in the air here and the district has a great social scene, with many bars and restaurants where to have a break during the day and pubs to enjoy at night. Don´t miss out on its magical flower market either.
One of the most famous districts in Nice, Cimiez holds the Roman remains of the city. As well as the archeological remains of the amphitheatre and the baths from the 1st century BC, known as the Cimiez Arenas, here you can also visit the Archeological Museum. Nearby, you can also stop at the Franciscan Monastery of Cimiez and its famous gardens, which offer one of the best views of the city and that stage a jazz festival every year.
After Paris, Nice is the city with the most museums in France, so our guide could not be complete without a museum recommendation: the Matisse Museum, a loyal witness of the aristocratic presence in the city. Located also in Cimiez, its home is a 17th-century mansion that opened its doors as a museum in 1963 and that holds a collection of incalculable value donated to Nice by Henri Matisse himself. It´s made up of photographs, illustrated books, sculptures, paintings, drawings and prints. Also, the museum has 200 personal objects of the artist in its collection.
Now, you just have to prepare your bags and book one of our apartments in Nice to enjoy an unforgettable holiday in the city that made so many celebrities fall in love with it.Tweet