23 Sights in Nice, France (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Nice, France. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 23 sights are available in Nice, France.

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1. Promenade du Paillon

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The Promenade du Paillon is a green corridor located in Nice and designed by the landscape architect Michel Péna. It connects the Promenade des Anglais to the National Theatre along one side the Avenue des Phocéens followed by the Boulevard Jean-Jaurès and on the other side the Avenue de Verdun followed by the Avenue Félix-Faure over a length of 1.2 km. It passes next to the green theater and the Albert-Ier garden and follows the course of the covered river Paillon.

Wikipedia: Promenade_du_Paillon (FR)

2. Bibliothèque Raoul Mille

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The Gare du Sud is a former French railway station located in the Libération quarter of the city of Nice in south-east France. The station was the terminus of the metre gauge railway of the Chemins de Fer de Provence rail company which links Nice to Digne-les-Bains in the department of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. The station was closed in December 1991 when it was replaced by the Gare de Nice CP station. It remained derelict until 2013, when the station building was renovated and converted into a library.

Wikipedia: Gare du Sud (EN)

3. Palais de la Préfecture, ancien palais des rois de Sardaigne

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The prefectural palace of Nice, located in Old Nice, is currently the seat of the prefecture of Alpes-Maritimes and the residence of the prefect. Until the County of Nice became part of the France in 1860, the building was a royal residence of the kings of Piedmont-Sardinia. Before 1720, it was the palace of the Dukes of Savoy in Nice but there is almost nothing left of the original building given the extensions and profound transformations of the palace in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Wikipedia: Palais préfectoral de Nice (FR)

4. Chapelle Sainte-Croix

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St. Croix's Chapel in Nice, known as the White Confessor's Chapel, was built by the youngest from 1633. It is located in St. Joseph's Street in Old Nice and belongs to the Great Brotherhood of White Confessors. The chapel was partially rebuilt from 1765 to 1767 under the guidance of architect Antoine Spinelli. The facade is a feature of the 17th century style and was modified in 1875. The bell tower is also Baroque and was built from 1765 to 1767.

Wikipedia: Chapelle Sainte-Croix de Nice (FR)

5. Parc Valrose - Université Côte d'Azur - Faculté des Sciences

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Parc Valrose - Université Côte d'Azur - Faculté des Sciences Antonio Zugaldia / CC BY 2.0

Located in the Valrose district, the castles of Valrose and their park constitute an area of ten hectares between the Avenue de Brancolar and the hill of Cimiez, north of Nice. It is one of the few large properties in Nice to retain its original dimensions. It now houses the campus of the science training and research unit of the University of Nice-Sophia-Antipolis as well as the headquarters of the latter.

Wikipedia: Parc et Château de Valrose (FR)

6. Chapelle du Saint-Sépulcre

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The chapel of the Holy Sepulchre or the Most Holy Sepulchre or Our Lady of Sincaïre or the Blue Penitents of Nice was built by the architect Antoine Spinelli on Place Garibaldi, from 1782 to 1784. It belongs to the Venerable Archconfraternity of the Blue Penitents of the Holy Sepulchre. The façade is both neoclassical and late baroque for the upper part and interior. The balcony was added in 1841.

Wikipedia: Chapelle du Saint-Sépulcre de Nice (FR)

7. Galerie de la Marine

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The Villa Arson, also referred to as the École Nationale Supérieure d'Arts à la Villa Arson, is a French art museum, elite school and research institution for contemporary art, located in Nice, France. It is home to the École Nationale Supérieure d'Arts de Nice and the Centre Nationale d'Art Contemporain, and was created under a ministerial charter in 1972 by the Ministry of Culture.

Wikipedia: Villa Arson (EN)

8. Théâtre de Verdure

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The Théâtre de Verdure de Nice is an outdoor theater located in Nice, France, which was built in 1946 by architect François Aragon. It has a capacity of 1,850 seated or 3,200 standing. Notable artists that have performed at the venue include Dalida, A-ha, Prince & the Revolution, R. E. M. , Iron Maiden, Santana, Metallica, Joe Satriani, AC/DC, Elton John, Frank Zappa and Judas Priest.

Wikipedia: Théâtre de Verdure de Nice (EN)

9. Monument à la reine Victoria

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The monument to Queen Victoria, in the Cimiez district of Nice, was erected in 1912 by sculptor Louis Maubert to pay tribute to the sovereign, who frequently wintered in Nice from 1887 to 1899 and contributed to Cimiez's reputation. It is located at the corner of Boulevard de Cimiez and Avenue de la Reine Victoria, and has been listed as a historic monument since July 6, 1992.

Wikipedia: Monument à la reine Victoria (FR)

10. Musée Matisse

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The Musée Matisse in Nice is a municipal museum devoted to the work of French painter Henri Matisse. It gathers one of the world's largest collections of his works, tracing his artistic beginnings and his evolution through his last works. The museum, which opened in 1963, is located in the Villa des Arènes, a seventeenth-century villa in the neighborhood of Cimiez.

Wikipedia: Musée Matisse (Nice) (EN)

11. Musée Franciscain

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The Monastery of Cimiez is a Franciscan monastery located on the hill of Cimiez in Nice and built on the basis of the chapel Notre-Dame de Cimiez built by the Benedictine monks of the Abbey of Saint-Pons which is mentioned for the first time in 1010. In 1546, she ceded the chapel to the Friars Minor of the Observance who subsequently enlarged and transformed it.

Wikipedia: Monastère de Cimiez (FR)

12. Musée des Beaux Arts

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The Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice in Nice, France at 33 av. des Baumettes was built in the former private mansion built in 1878 by the Russian Princess, Elizaveta Vasilievna Kochubey. Named for the artist Jules Chéret who lived and worked in Nice during his final years, the museum opened as the "Palais des Arts Jules Chéret" on 7 January 1928.

Wikipedia: Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice (EN)

13. Palais Lascaris

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The Palais Lascaris is a seventeenth-century aristocratic building in Nice, France. Currently, it is a musical instrument museum. Located in the old town of Nice, it houses a collection of over 500 instruments, which makes it France’s second most important collection after the Musée de la Musique de la Philharmonie in Paris.

Wikipedia: Palais Lascaris (EN)

14. Monument du Centenaire

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On March 4, 1896, Andre-Joseph Alar unveiled it in Albert El Garden to commemorate the centenary of Nice Conference in France. It celebrates the centenary of the annexation of Nice to France in 1793. The bronze statue represents a winged victory, pledging allegiance. The Marble Group is a fable of Nice's surrender to France.

Wikipedia: Monument du Centenaire (FR)

15. Lycée Masséna

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Lycée Masséna Malhinger Mathieu / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Lycée Masséna is a French secondary and higher education institution, located at 2, avenue Félix-Faure in Nice, with an annex at 8, rue de l'Hôtel-des-Postes. The headmaster is Gilles Kleczek. In addition to secondary school, the lycée hosts nine preparatory classes for the grandes écoles.

Wikipedia: Lycée Masséna (FR)

16. Église Protestante Unie de Nice Saint-Esprit

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The Reformed Temple of Nice, or Temple Saint-Esprit, formerly Holy Spirit Church, is a Protestant Reformed place of worship located at 21 boulevard Victor-Hugo in Nice. The parish is part of the United Protestant Church of France. It has been listed as a historical monument since 2020.

Wikipedia: Temple réformé de Nice (FR)

17. Statue de Charles-Félix

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The Monument to Charles-Félix de Sardinia or Monument to Carlo Felice, located in Nice in the square Guynemer and overlooking the port Lympia, erected in 1828 or 1829, is the work of an unidentified sculptor after a drawing by Paul-Émile Barberi.

Wikipedia: Statue de Charles-Félix (FR)

18. Palais Baréty

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Palais Baréty is a historic building in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France. It was built in 1897 for Alexandre Baréty, a physician. It was designed by architect Lucien Barbet. It has been listed as an official national monument since June 16, 1996.

Wikipedia: Palais Baréty (EN)

19. Monument aux morts de Rauba-Capèu

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The Rauba-Capeew War Memorial is located in Nice, on the road leading to the sea, at the Rauba-Capeho pier, and its name comes from the part of the avenue of Angle near the monument, where the wind can be so strong that it "steals hats".

Wikipedia: Monument aux morts de Rauba-Capeù (FR)

20. Opéra de Nice

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The Opéra de Nice is the principal opera venue in Nice, France, which houses the Ballet Nice Méditerrannée and the Nice Philharmonic Orchestra. It offers three types of performances: operas, ballets and classical music concerts.

Wikipedia: Opéra de Nice (EN)

21. Regina

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The Excelsior Regina Palace is the name given to a luxury hotel in Nice between 1897 and 1935. It is located on the hill of Cimiez on the boulevard of the same name, and was converted in the 1930s into an apartment building.

Wikipedia: Excelsior Régina Palace (FR)

22. Neuf lignes obliques

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Neuf lignes obliques is a steel monument on the Promenade des Anglais, by French artist Bernar Venet. It was commissioned to mark the 150th anniversary of the 1860 annexation of the County of Nice by France.

Wikipedia: Neuf Lignes Obliques (EN)

23. Chapelle de la Miséricorde

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The Chapel of Mercy known as the Black Penitents, former church of Saint-Gaétan, is a Catholic place of worship, located on the Cours Saleya in Nice. It is considered the masterpiece of the Nice Baroque.

Wikipedia: Chapelle de la Miséricorde de Nice (FR)

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