Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #1 in Nice, France


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 10 sights
Distance 2 km
Ascend 78 m
Descend 22 m

Experience Nice in France in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in NiceIndividual Sights in Nice

Sight 1: 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 a ten-hectare estate 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)

692 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 2: 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 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 historical monument since 6 July 1992.

Wikipedia: Monument à la reine Victoria (FR)

134 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 3: 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)

202 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 4: Arènes de Cimiez

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Arènes de Cimiez Édouard Hue (User:EdouardHue) / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Arènes de Cimiez is a Roman amphitheater located in Nice in the Cimiez district.

Wikipedia: Arènes de Cimiez (FR)

135 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 5: 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

31 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 6: Thermes romains de Cimiez

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Thermes romains de Cimiez

The Roman baths of Cimiez are a thermal complex in the ancient Roman city of Cemenelum located in the now residential district of Cimiez in the municipality of Nice.

Wikipedia: Thermes romains de Cimiez (FR)

148 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 7: Musée d'Archéologie de Nice-Cimiez

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The Archaeological Museum of Cimiez is a museum dedicated to ancient history, located in Nice (France) on the hill of Cimiez, the ancient Roman city of Cemenelum.

Wikipedia: Musée archéologique de Nice-Cimiez (FR), Website

212 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 8: Cemenelum

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Cemenelum is a Gallo-Roman city that developed from the first to the fourth centuries AD and of which there are important remains today in the Cimiez district of Nice (France).

Wikipedia: Cemenelum (FR)

395 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 9: Croix séraphique de Cimiez

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The Seraphic Cross of Cimiez is a Calvary located in Nice, France.

Wikipedia: Croix séraphique de Cimiez (FR)

42 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 10: 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 base of the chapel of Notre-Dame de Cimiez built by the Benedictine monks of the Abbey of Saint-Pons, which is first mentioned in 1010. In 1546, the latter ceded the chapel to the Friars Minor of the Observance who subsequently enlarged and transformed it.

Wikipedia: Monastère de Cimiez (FR), Website


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