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


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Explore interesting sights in Nice, France. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 33 sights are available in Nice, France.

Sightseeing Tours in Nice

1. Mont Boron

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Mont Boron is a hill located in the southeastern part of the commune of Nice, in the French department of Alpes-Maritimes. It rises to 191.3 m. It also refers to the district of Nice built on its flanks and at its feet.

Wikipedia: Mont Boron (FR)

2. 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), Website

3. Promenade du Paillon

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Paillon Promenade is a green promenade in Nice designed by landscape architect Michel P é na. It connects Angle Boulevard with the National Theatre, with Phoceens Boulevard on one side, then Jean-Jaurßs Boulevard, Verdun Boulevard on the other side, then F é lix-Faure Boulevard, with a total length of 1.2 kilometers. It passes through Th é â tre de Verdure and jardin Albert-Ier and follows the course of the Paillon River.

Wikipedia: Promenade_du_Paillon (FR)

4. 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)

5. Bibliothèque Raoul Mille

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The Gare du Sud is a food court in the Libération quarter of the city of Nice in south-east France. It has been constructed within the buildings of the former railway station that bore the same name. 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 line, known as the Train des Pignes because it follows a scenic route through the mountains, has been served by a nearby replacement Nice terminus station, the Gare de Nice CP station, since the original station was closed in December 1991. The Gare du Sud site then remained derelict until 2013, when the station building was renovated and converted into a library.

Wikipedia: Gare du Sud (EN)

6. 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)

7. Chapelle Sainte-Croix

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The Sainte-Croix chapel in Nice, known as the chapel of the white penitents, was built by the Minimes, from 1633. Located rue Saint-Joseph in Old Nice, it belongs to the archconfraternity of white penitents. The chapel was partly rebuilt in 1765-1767 under the direction of the architect Antoine Spinelli. The façade, characteristic of the seventeenth-century style, was retouched in 1875. The bell tower, in baroque style, also dates from 1765-1767.

Wikipedia: Chapelle Sainte-Croix de Nice (FR)

8. Grotte préhistorique du Lazaret

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The Grotte du Lazaret is an archaeological cave site of prehistoric human occupation study, situated in the eastern suburbs of the French town of Nice, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Results of excavations have been interpreted as to account for the construction of shelters by humans during the Lower Paleolithic period. Research teams have unearthed more than 20,000 fossilized faunal bone fragments.

Wikipedia: Grotte du Lazaret (EN)

9. 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)

10. Villa Arson

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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), Website

11. 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), Website

12. 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

Valrose Castle and its park are located in Valrose District, between Brancolar Avenue and Cimiez Mountain in the north of Nice, covering an area of 10 hectares. It is one of the few large properties in Nice to retain its original size. Today it is the campus of the Scientific Training and Research Unit of the University of Nice-Sofia-Antipolis and the headquarters of the latter.

Wikipedia: Parc et Château de Valrose (FR)

13. Palais Nikaia

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Palais Nikaïa is an indoor concert hall and multi-purpose facility located in Nice, France. It opened on 4 April 2001, and is located five minutes' drive from Côte d'Azur International Airport. The name Nikaïa derives from the ancient Greek settlement, predecessor of today's Nice. In addition to concerts, Palais Nikaïa can host variety shows, sporting events and conventions.

Wikipedia: Palais Nikaia (EN)

14. 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)

15. Monument du Centenaire

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The monument of the Centenary of the meeting of Nice at the France, by André-Joseph Allar, was inaugurated on March 4, 1896 in the Albert I garden. It celebrates the centenary of the annexation of Nice to the France, in 1793. The bronze statue represents a winged victory that takes an oath of fidelity. The marble group is an allegory of Nice giving itself to the France.

Wikipedia: Monument du Centenaire (FR)

16. 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), Website

17. 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), Website

18. 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), Website

19. 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)

20. Église Saint-Roman de Bellet

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The Church of Saint-Roman de Bellet is a church located in the heart of the Saint-Roman de Bellet district of Nice. Neoclassical style, it dates from the nineteenth century. It was built by the Nice architect Joseph Vernier (1800-1859) mainly known for having created the Place Masséna.

Wikipedia: Église Saint-Roman de Bellet (FR)

21. Église Protestante Unie de Nice Saint-Esprit

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Église Protestante Unie de Nice Saint-Esprit

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), Website

22. Parc d'Estienne d'Orves

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The Parc d'Estienne-d'Orves is one of the departmental parks of the Alpes-Maritimes. Inaugurated on June 28, 2008, it covers fifteen hectares in the town of Nice. This park located in the city center is located on the Saint-Philippe hill, which previously housed agricultural land.

Wikipedia: Parc d'Estienne-d'Orves (FR)

23. Monument aux morts de Rauba-Capèu

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The monument to the dead of Rauba-Capeù is located in Nice, on the road to the seaside, at the level of the quai Rauba-Capeù, taking its name from the part of the Promenade des Anglais, close to the monument, where the wind can be so strong that it "steals the hats".

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

24. 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)

25. Villa Schmitz

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The Villa Schmitz is a historic mansion in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France. It was built from 1884 to 1887 for Victoire Schmitz. It was designed by architect Vincent Levrot. It has been listed as an official national monument since October 1, 2010.

Wikipedia: Villa Schmitz (EN)

26. 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)

27. Villa Beau Site

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Villa Beau Site is a historic mansion in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France. It was built from 1885 to 1890, and it was designed by architect Sébastien-Marcel Biasini. It has been listed as an official national monument since July 27, 1987.

Wikipedia: Villa Beau Site (EN)

28. Tour Saint-François

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The convent of Saint-François is a former Franciscan convent located in Old Nice of which only vestiges remain today. A rehabilitation of the complex was undertaken in 2016 by the municipality to restore it to its original appearance.

Wikipedia: Couvent Saint-François de Nice (FR), Heritage Website

29. Caserne Lympia (ancienne)

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The prison of Nice is a penitentiary establishment, reserved for forced labour. Between 1770 and 1854, it could accommodate up to two hundred convicts. It is located east of the port of Nice, at the bottom of the Quai d'Entrecasteaux.

Wikipedia: Bagne de Nice (FR)

30. Musée Prieuré du Vieux Logis

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The Musée du Prieuré du Vieux Logis is a museum located in Nice (Alpes-Maritimes) gathering French art objects and furniture from the fourteenth to the sixteenth century. It was inaugurated in its present form in June 1939.

Wikipedia: Prieuré du Vieux Logis (FR), Website

31. 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)

32. Musée des Arts Asiatiques

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The Museum of Asian Arts is a museum located in Phoenix Park, in Nice (Alpes-Maritimes), which houses collections of Asian arts. It was inaugurated in 1998. His pieces come mostly from bequests to the city of Nice.

Wikipedia: Musée des arts asiatiques de Nice (FR), Website

33. Église Notre-Dame-Auxiliatrice

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Église Notre-Dame-Auxiliatrice

The Church of Our Lady Help of Christians is a place of worship located in Nice in France, attached to the diocese of Nice of the Catholic Church. It has the statutes of national sanctuary and parish church.

Wikipedia: Église Notre-Dame-Auxiliatrice de Nice (FR)


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