“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.Download An Explorer Guide +
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