32 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 32 sights are available in Nice, France.List of cities in France Sightseeing Tours in Nice
1. Mont BoronBook Ticket*
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.
2. Promenade du PaillonBook Ticket*
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.
3. Palais de la Préfecture, ancien palais des rois de Sardaigne
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.
4. Chapelle Sainte-Croix
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.
5. Parc Valrose - Université Côte d'Azur - Faculté des Sciences
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.
6. Grotte préhistorique du Lazaret
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.
7. Chapelle du Saint-Sépulcre
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.
8. Villa Arson
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.
9. Théâtre de Verdure
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.
10. Monument à la reine Victoria
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.
11. Musée Matisse
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.
12. Musée Franciscain
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.
13. Monument du Centenaire
The centenary monument of the Nice meeting in France, from André-Joseph ALLAR, was inaugurated on March 4, 1896 at the Albert-deer garden. He celebrates the centenary of the attachment of Nice to France, in 1793. The bronze statue represents a winged victory which takes the oath of loyalty. The marble group is an allegory of Nice giving itself to France.
14. Musée des Beaux Arts
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.
15. Palais Lascaris
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.
16. Lycée Masséna
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.
17. Église Saint-Roman de Bellet
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.
18. Parc d'Estienne d'Orves
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.
19. Monument aux morts de Rauba-Capèu
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".
20. Statue de Charles-Félix
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.
21. Villa Schmitz
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.
22. Palais Baréty
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.
23. Villa Beau Site
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.
24. Caserne Lympia (ancienne)
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.
25. Opéra de Nice
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.
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.
27. Musée des Arts Asiatiques
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.
28. Musée Prieuré du Vieux Logis
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.
29. Musée Terra Amata
The Museum of Human Paleontology of Terra Amata is a municipal museum of Nice, located on the western slopes of Mount Boron, at number 25 Boulevard Carnot. It is dedicated to the prehistoric site of Terra Amata.
Wikipedia: Musée de paléontologie humaine de Terra-Amata (FR), Website
30. Neuf lignes obliques
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.
31. Chapelle de la Miséricorde
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.
32. Église Notre-Dame-Auxiliatrice
The Notre-Dame-auxiliatrice church 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.
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