Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #3 in Nice, France


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 20 sights
Distance 5.3 km
Ascend 213 m
Descend 203 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: 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)

171 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 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

65 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 3: Palais Hongran

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The Palais Hongran is a historic mansion in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France. It was built from 1769 to 1772. It has been listed as an official national monument since December 2, 2010.

Wikipedia: Palais Hongran (EN)

183 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 4: Église Saint-François de Paule

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The Church of Saint-François-de-Paule, built from 1733 to 1775, is a Roman Catholic church in Nice. It depends on the diocese of Nice. It is dedicated to Saint Francis of Paola.

Wikipedia: Église Saint-François-de-Paule de Nice (FR)

290 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 5: 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 by running along Avenue des Phocéens on one side followed by Boulevard Jean-Jaurès and Avenue de Verdun on the other side followed by Avenue Félix-Faure over a length of 1.2 km. It passes next to the open-air theatre and the Albert-Ier garden and follows the course of the covered Paillon river.

Wikipedia: Promenade_du_Paillon (FR)

210 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 6: Tour de l'Horloge

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Tour de l'Horloge

The Clock Tower is located in Nice, Place du Palais.

Wikipedia: Tour de l'Horloge (Nice) (FR)

14 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 7: Palais d'York

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The Palais d'York is a historic mansion in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France. It was built from 1762 to 1768. It has been listed as an official national monument since December 16, 1949.

Wikipedia: Palais d'York (EN)

119 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 8: 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 the Alpes-Maritimes and the residence of the prefect. Until the County of Nice was annexed 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 almost nothing remains 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)

147 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 9: Cathédrale Sainte-Réparate

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Nice Cathedral is a Catholic cathedral located in the city of Nice in southern France.

Wikipedia: Nice Cathedral (EN)

178 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 10: Église du Gèsu, Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur

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Église du Gèsu, Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur

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.

Wikipedia: Church of Gesù, Nice (EN)

137 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 11: Église de l'Annonciation

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The Church of the Annunciation, commonly known as the Church of Sainte-Rita, is a baroque church located in Old Nice at 1 rue de la Poissonnerie. It also bears the names of: Saint-Jaume chapel, Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur, and Sainte-Rita chapel.

Wikipedia: Église de l'Annonciation de Nice (FR)

139 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 12: Chapelle de la Miséricorde

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Chapelle de la Miséricorde

The Chapel of Mercy, known as the Chapel of the Black Penitents, formerly the 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)

170 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 13: Chapelle de la Très-Sainte-Trinité et du Saint-Suaire

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The Chapel of the Most Holy Trinity and the Holy Shroud, in Nice, belongs to the Confraternity of the Red Penitents.

Wikipedia: Chapelle de la Très-Sainte-Trinité et du Saint-Suaire de Nice (FR)

148 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 14: 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), Website

536 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 15: Monument aux morts de Rauba-Capèu

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Monument aux morts de Rauba-Capèu

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

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

781 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 16: Statue de Charles-Félix

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The Monument to Charles-Félix of Sardinia, or Monument to Carlo Felice, located in Nice in the Square Guynemer and overlooking the port of 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)

647 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 17: Chapelle de la Dormition-de-la-Vierge

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Chapelle de la Dormition-de-la-Vierge

The Chapel of the Dormition of the Virgin is a religious building of the Serbian Orthodox Church located in Nice, France.

Wikipedia: Chapelle de la Dormition-de-la-Vierge (FR)

115 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 18: Église Notre-Dame du Port

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The Church of Notre-Dame-du-Port in Nice is a neo-classical style church, inaugurated in 1853 on the Place Île de Beauté of the Port Lympia in Nice, in the port district, facing the Baie des Anges. The church has been listed as a historical monument since 1991, as part of the architectural ensemble built in the nineteenth century on Place Île-de-Beauté. It is also part of the 2021 UNESCO World Heritage Listing of the city of Nice.

Wikipedia: Église Notre-Dame-du-Port de Nice (FR)

588 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 19: Espace Lympia

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The penal colony 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 to the east of the port of Nice, at the end of the Quai d'Entrecasteaux.

Wikipedia: Bagne de Nice (FR)

684 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 20: Musée Terra Amata

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The Terra Amata Museum of Prehistory is a municipal museum in Nice, located on the western slopes of Mont Boron, at 25 boulevard Carnot. It is dedicated to the prehistoric site of Terra Amata.

Wikipedia: Musée de paléontologie humaine de Terra-Amata (FR), Website


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