22 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 22 sights are available in Nice, France.

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1. Palais des Ducs de Savoie

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The prefectural palace of Nice, located in Old Nice, is currently the headquarters of the Alpes-Maritimes prefecture and the prefect's residence. Until the attachment of the county of Nice to France in 1860, the building was a royal residence of the kings of Piedmont-Sardinia. Prior to 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 19th and 20th centuries.

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2. 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.

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3. 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.

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4. 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 the sculptor Louis Maubert to pay tribute to the sovereign, who frequently winter in Nice from 1887 to 1899 and contributed to the reputation of Cimiez. It is located at the corner of Boulevard de Cimiez and avenue de la Reine Victoria, and has been registered in historic monuments since July 6, 1992.

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5. Chapelle du Saint-Sépulcre

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The chapel of Saint-Sépulcre or Most Holy-Sépulcre or Notre-Dame du 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 Archiconfrier of the Blue Penitents of the Holy Sepulcher. The facade is both neoclassical and late baroque for the upper and interior. The balcony was added in 1841.

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6. 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.

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7. 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.

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8. 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.

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9. Église Protestante Unie de Nice Saint-Esprit

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Église Protestante Unie de Nice Saint-Esprit Patrice Semeria / Public domain

The Reformed Temple of Nice, or Holy Spirit temple, formerly an American episcopal church Holy Spirch Church, is a reformed Protestant place located at 21 Boulevard Victor-Hugo in Nice. The parish is attached to the United Protestant Church in France. It has been registered in historic monuments since 2020.

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10. Église du Gèsu, Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur

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Église du Gèsu, Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur p.semeria Nice (France) / Public domain

Church of the Gesù, Nice also known as The Church of Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur of Nice is a Roman Catholic church located on Rue Droite in the old town of Nice in the south of France. It is in the Baroque architectural tradition. The church became a parish in 1802 under the patronage of Jacques le Majeur.

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11. Musée Franciscain

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Cimiez Monastery is a Franciscan monastery on Cimiez Hill in Nice, built on the basis of the Cimiez Chapel of Notre Dame, built by Benedictine monks at St. Pons Monastery, which was first mentioned in 1010. In 1546, she ceded the chapel to the convent, which later expanded and renovated it.

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12. Statue de Masséna

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The statue of Marshal Andre Massena in Nice was completed in 1869. It is the work of sculptor Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse, located in the former G é n é ral-Leclerc square, in the oldest covering part of Paillon (1866-1868). Today, this bronze is wrapped in Paillon Promenade.

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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.

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14. Statue de Charles-Félix

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The monument to Charles-Félix de Sardinia, or monument to Carlo Felice, located in Nice in Square Guynemer and dominating the Port Lympia, erected in 1828 or 1829, is the work of an unidentified sculptor from a drawing by Paul-Émile Barberi [Ref. necessary].

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15. Jardin Botanique

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The Jardin botanique de la Ville de Nice, also known as the Jardin botanique de Nice, is a municipal botanical garden located at 78 avenue de la Corniche Fleurie, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France. It is open daily without charge.

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16. 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".

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17. Église de l'Annonciation

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Annonciation Church, commonly known as Eglise Sainte-Rita, is a Baroque church located at 1 Poissonnerie Street in Old Nice. It is also known as the Chapel of St Jome, the Chapel of St Jacques-le-Maggiore and the Chapel of Santa Rita.

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18. Theodor Wolff

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Theodor Wolff Unknown authorUnknown author / Public domain

Theodor Wolff was a German writer who was influential as a journalist, critic and newspaper editor. He was born and died in Berlin. Between 1906 and 1933 he was the chief editor of the politically liberal newspaper Berliner Tageblatt.

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19. Église Protestante Unie de la Transfiguration

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The Église de la Transfiguration is an Evangelical Church in Nice in southern French. The Greek-style church building, which was inaugurated on June 3, 1866, is located in Rue Melchior de Vogüé 4, near the Boulevard Victor-Hugo.

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20. Musée Prieuré du Vieux Logis

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The Musée du Prieuré du Vieux Logis is a museum located in Nice (Alpes-Maritimes) bringing together French art and furniture from the 14th to the 16th century. It was inaugurated in its current form in June 1939.

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21. Église de la Madone des Grâces

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Église de la Madone des Grâces CHRIS230 from Nice, France / CC BY-SA 2.0

Notre Dame Church in Nice, also known as Oath Church, was built between 1836 and 1852. This neoclassical church is located on the dock of St. Jean-Baptiste, so it is sometimes called St. Jean-Baptiste Church.

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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.

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