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Nice

Your travel guide for Nice

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With its wide promenades in front of the deep blue sea, the picturesque alleys of the old town and its magnificent churches and city palaces, Nice embodies the lifestyle of the Côte d'Azur like hardly any other place. As early as the 19th century, the southern French port city of Nice was a popular resort for the rich and famous - and even today, Hollywood stars still flock to the city. While the yachts bob in the harbor and the Mediterranean Sea surges against the pebble beach, Nice's museums magically attract cultural travelers. After all, works by Marc Chagall and Henri Matisse can be found here. In the old town, it's the baroque church of Saint-Jaques-le-Majeur that catches the eye alongside the colorful markets, while you can delve into the city's past in the Cimiez excavation district.

Attractions and sights

Nice is not only a health resort, university city and the most important metropolis of the Riviera, but also has an extremely rich cultural life with unique museums, churches and ancient monuments

Guide to Nice

The old town of Nice

The old town of Nice
Vieux Nice. If you want to experience the flair of Provence, you only have to wander a little through the narrow and winding streets of the old town of Nice. The oldest and most original quarter of the city lies below the castle hill Colline du Chateau and invites you to stroll ...

Trips

Trips
Excursions in the surroundings and Cote d'Azur. Nice's hinterland is worth a visit with its pre-Alpine cliffs and small villages. A ride on the Train de Pignes is a unique experience.

Cimiez

Cimiez
The district of Cimiez in Nice. On the hill shows the district Cimiez Cimiez is a district that rises above the old town on the hill Mont Gros. In addition to some stately villas, which serve as winter residences for the European aristocracy, visitors encounter here especially the Roman history of the city. The famous museums ...

Castle Hill

Castle Hill
The castle hill in Nice. The climb through the park to the Colline du Château is worthwhile, because from the terrace Frédéric Nietzsche offers a magnificent view.

Flower Market

Flower Market
The flower market at Cours de Saleya. The Marché aux Fleurs takes place every day except Mondays and Sundays between 7.30 am and 5 pm on the Cours Saleya. A magnificent sea of flowers in all colors shines at the many stands and not for nothing it is said that the Nice Marché aux Fleurs is the most beautiful ...

Place Masséna

Place Masséna
The Place Masséna is a centrally located square in Nice. The black and white pavement of the neoclassical square is bustling with activity.

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