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The attractions of Nice, France

 
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Nice, France - Sights

The city of Nice is as beautiful as its name and it houses many eponymous attractions.

Promenade des Anglais

The boulevards, avenues and streets of Nice are a pleasure to wander around aimlessly and enjoy the sights and sounds of the city. Promenade de Anglais is one of the breathtakingly beautiful promenades, ideal for taking a pleasant evening stroll.

Starting from BELLE EPOQUE, it meanders past hotels and magnificent palaces, museums and splendid buildings and offers a captivating view of the azure Mediterranean Sea.

Musee d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain

Glass corridors connect the different sections of this museum that exhibits avant garde art from France and America, from the swinging sixties to contemporary times.

Yves Klein occupies one entire section of the museum. Other artists whose works have found a place in this hallowed museum are Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol.

Palais Lascaris

This palace is associated with the ancient family of LASCARIS VINTIMILLE of the 13th century. But the magnificent castle was erected not before 17th century.

Meticulously detailed ornamental facades, eighteenth century plaster embellishments and panels are the high points of this architectural beauty.

Naval museum

Inside the BELLANDA TOWER overlooking the sea and offering an enchanting view over vast expanses of the azure Mediterranean, lies the NAVAL MUSEUM, resplendent in its historic glory. On display in this marine museum are objects like engravings, paintings, boats, vessels, scale models, ancient weapons and arms as well as navigational instruments. The TOWER pays a rich tribute to history.

Quai des Etats Unis

This is another beautiful boulevard or walk running side by side the bay of Angels and the golden sun kissed beach. On the other side it is flanked by mansions and luxury hotels.

Vieille Ville

In English it means old town and is redolent of a rich historic past. The narrow cobbled streets, meandering and twisting and turning through the nooks and corners in between open markets, slipping past quaint restaurants and old fashioned buildings covered with brick red tiled roofs lend an old world charm to the pretty little place. It almost feels as if you have been transported to a medieval village.

Other places that might leave you spellbound are MONASTERE DE CIMIEZ, CATHEDRAL ORTHODOX RUSSE SAINT NICOLAS A NICE, MUSEE BEAUX ARTS, MUSEE MATISSE, MUSEE NATIONAL MESSAGE BIBLIQUE MARC CHAGALL, PORT LYMPIA, VIEUXNICE, PARC FLORAL PHENIX and MUSEE DES ART ASIATIQUES.

 

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Like its other French cousins, Nice has a rich cultural and artistic heritage and the numerous museums and art exhibitions testify to the culture consciousness of its citizens. Nice has marked no departure as far as the fields of art, culture, painting, sculpture and other such fine arts are concerned. Nike’s limpid beauty and pristine marine charm had left a deep impression on the minds of several artists like Chagall and Matisse and they created immortal abstract masterpieces here which captured the scenic beauty and essence of the city of Nice. Entire art museums in Nice have been devoted to exhibit the paintings and indelible... Read more »

 
 
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Recent reviews for Nice

The good old France - Mar 5, 2008, by lindamura
Bonjour! France c'est magique! France is the country of romance, fine food and beverages and it offers an endless choice of enchanting destinations. This country's landscape from the towering snow capped mountains of the Alps, the... Read more »

You will need a lot of time in Paris - Aug 27, 2009, by erato
Paris is just as beautiful as they say. The whole city, the streets, the buildings. Although, I didn't like the contrast between the old buildings and the very modern ones next to each other. The city was also extremely crowded, there... Read more »

Nice people and good cheese in Brioude - Aug 31, 2009, by erato
Brioude is a perfect example of everything you would expect from the French countryside. People are kind, everything is calm and there are a lot of bars. If you stay in the center of the town, you can reach everything important very easily... Read more »

Bruges, the most beautiful city in Belgium - Jul 29, 2009, by danpop
I visited Bruges in 2007 while I was a Leonardo grant student in Lille. I remember that we were undecided about what Belgian town to visit, because we only could visit one, being at the end of our stage. First we thought about Brussels but... Read more »

What to know about the Notre Dame Cathedral - Apr 30, 2009, by cipristb
The Notre Dame Cathedral is one of the most recognized historic monuments in France. It is located on Ile de la Cite, its construction began in 1163 and lasted until 1250. The Notre Dame Cathedral is considered the darkest gothic style... Read more »

 
 

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