“Nice la Belle”
With streets full of colorful buildings, palm-lined boulevards, and a harbor of turquoise blue, you may feel like you’ve somehow stepped into a living painting when you arrive in Nice. And in fact, the clear air and soft light of the city has inspired some of the artistic greats like Chagall and Matisee—both of whom have museums dedicated to their works here. But no need to pinch yourself, Nice is just that nice.
Often called “the Queen of the Riviera”, the epitome of Nice’s famous joie de vivre can be found in full swing on the Promenade des Anglais. Hugging the Baie des Anges the promenade features stunning views, especially at sunset.
Don’t miss the opulent Hôtel Negresco where royalty and high society have held court since 1912, or the art deco Palais de la Méditerranée. If your feet need a break, hop on one of the numerous Velo Bleu bikes available and enjoy the feeling of the warm sea breeze fluttering through your hair.
Head for the heart of the city to the picturesque Place Rosetti to visit the cathédrale Saine-Réparate and the world-famous Fennochios’s ice cream and sorbet shop. After dark, the square becomes an open air-dance club complete with dramatic lighting that casts a magical glow on the ancient cobblestones.
Visit the Cours Saleya flower market held in the mornings. After, browse streets lined with interesting shops and plenty of sidewalk cafes.
PROMENADE DES ANGLAIS
PROMENADE DES ANGLAIS
The splendid palm-lined boulevard stretches three miles along the Baie des Anges, providing a perfect place for a leisurely stroll.
The Villefrance Citadel, built by the Duke of Savoy in 1560, features the Town Hall, an auditorium, the Goetz-Boumeester Museum and the Volti Museum. Walk the walls of the Citadel, arranged with charming footpaths and gardens.
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