Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #4 in Nice, France


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 30 sights
Distance 8.9 km
Ascend 145 m
Descend 152 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: Tête carrée

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Tête carrée

The Tête Carrée is a habitable sculpture that houses the administrative premises of the municipal library with a regional vocation (BMVR) in Nice, France.

Wikipedia: Tête Carrée (FR)

93 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 2: Museum d'Histoire Naturelle

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The Natural History Museum of Nice is a French natural-history museum located in Nice.

Wikipedia: Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Nice (EN), Website

639 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 3: Monument à Garibaldi

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Monument à Garibaldi Monumento creadopor los escultores frances Antoine Étex y Gustave Deloye / CC BY-SA 4.0

The monument to Garibaldi, in Nice, was inaugurated in 1891 on the Place Garibaldi. It is the work of the sculptors Antoine Étex and Gustave Deloye.

Wikipedia: Monument à Garibaldi (Nice) (FR)

175 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 4: Chapelle du Saint-Sépulcre

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The Chapel of the Holy Sepulchre or the Most Holy Sepulchre or of Our Lady of the 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 in both neoclassical and late baroque style for the upper part and the interior. The balcony was added in 1841.

Wikipedia: Chapelle du Saint-Sépulcre de Nice (FR)

211 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 5: 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)

237 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 6: Chapelle de la Visitation

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Chapelle de la Visitation

The Chapel of the Visitation of Sainte-Claire is a chapel located in Old Nice, to which is attached a convent known as the Visitation Sainte-Claire.

Wikipedia: Chapelle de la Visitation Sainte-Claire (FR), Website, Youtube

148 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 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 Minims from 1633. Located on 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)

72 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 8: 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 after the Musée de la Musique de la Philharmonie in Paris.

Wikipedia: Palais Lascaris (EN), Website

166 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)

269 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 10: Statue de Masséna

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The statue of Marshal André Masséna, in Nice, was inaugurated in 1869. It is the work of the sculptor Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse, and was located in the former Général-Leclerc square, on the oldest covered part of the Paillon (1866-1868). Today this bronze piece is included in the Promenade du Paillon.

Wikipedia: Statue de Masséna (FR)

158 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 11: 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)

578 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 12: 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 principal is Gilles Kleczek. In addition to secondary school, the high school hosts nine preparatory classes for the grandes écoles.

Wikipedia: Lycée Masséna (FR)

700 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 13: Synagogue de Nice

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The Nice Synagogue, also the Great Synagogue in Nice, is an Orthodox Jewish congregation and synagogue, located at 7, rue Gustave Deloye in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of France. Designed by Paul Martin, the synagogue was built in 1885, and dedicated in 1886. It was listed as a monument historique on April 17, 2004. The congregation worships in the Ashkenazi rite.

Wikipedia: Nice Synagogue (EN)

214 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 14: Immeuble Garacci-Bensa

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The Garacci-Bensa building in Nice dating from the nineteenth century. It is located at 9 rue Longchamp and No. 6 rue Maréchal-Joffre.

Wikipedia: Immeuble Garacci-Bensa (FR)

746 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 15: 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)

8 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 16: Monument du Centenaire

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The monument to the Centenary of the Reunion of Nice with France, by André-Joseph Allar, was inaugurated on 4 March 1896 in the Albert-I Garden. It celebrates the centenary of the annexation of Nice to France in 1793. The bronze statue represents a winged victory who swears an oath of loyalty. The marble group is an allegory of Nice giving itself to France.

Wikipedia: Monument du Centenaire (FR)

82 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 17: Fontaine des Tritons

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Fontaine des Tritons Iquo E / CC BY 2.0

The Fountain of the Tritons, also known as the Fountain of the Phocaeans, is a municipal fountain in the city of Nice.

Wikipedia: Fontaine des Tritons (Nice) (FR)

561 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 18: Palais de la Méditerranée

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The Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée is a nine-floor luxury casino hotel complex located on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France. It was built in 1929 by architects Charles and Marcel Dalmas, and partly rebuilt and modernized in 1990, a year after two of its facades were classified as historical monuments. It contains 187 rooms and twelve suites, and is owned by Constellation Hotels Holding.

Wikipedia: Palais de la Méditerranée (EN)

137 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 19: Croix de Marbre

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The Marble Cross is located in Nice, on the square of the same name, in the French department of Alpes-Maritimes. It was erected in 1568 in memory of the Treaty of the Peace of Nice signed in 1538.

Wikipedia: Croix de Marbre (FR)

32 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 20: Colonne du pape Pie VII

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The Pope's Column is a white marble memorial column erected in Nice in 1822 in memory of Pope Pius VII's two brief visits to the city, in 1809 and 1814.

Wikipedia: Colonne du pape (FR)

381 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 21: 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)

113 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 22: 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 the American Episcopal Church Holy Spirit Church, is a Protestant Reformed place of worship located at 21 boulevard Victor-Hugo in Nice. The parish is attached to the United Protestant Church of France. It has been listed as a historical monument since 2020.

Wikipedia: Temple réformé de Nice (FR)

411 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 23: Palais Meyerbeer

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The Palais Meyerbeer is an imposing apartment building in Nice dating from the twentieth century belonging to an old family from the county of Nice. It is located at no. 45 boulevard Victor-Hugo.

Wikipedia: Palais Meyerbeer (FR)

262 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 24: Villa La Belle Époque

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Villa La Belle Époque is a historic mansion in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France. It was built from 1909 to 1911 for Mr Enos. It was designed by architect Jean-Baptiste Blanchi, with additional gilded decorations designed by Michel de Tarnowski. It has been listed as an official national monument since October 23, 1992.

Wikipedia: Villa La Belle Époque (EN)

347 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 25: Musée Masséna

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The Masséna Museum is a municipal museum of the city of Nice located in one of the last prestigious villas of the nineteenth century on the Promenade des Anglais.

Wikipedia: Musée Masséna (FR), Website

702 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 26: Villa Furtado-Heine

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Villa Furtado-Heine is a historic mansion in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France. It was built from 1784 to 1787.

Wikipedia: Villa Furtado-Heine (EN)

118 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 27: Theodor Wolff

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Theodor Wolff

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.

Wikipedia: Theodor Wolff (EN)

202 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 28: Immeuble Gloria Mansions

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The Gloria Mansions is a large building located in the Baumettes district, at 123 - 125 rue de France, in Nice in the Alpes-Maritimes department.

Wikipedia: Gloria Mansions (FR)

428 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 29: 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

663 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 30: Palais de l'Agriculture

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The Palais de l'Agriculture in Nice dating from the early twentieth century. It is located at number 113 on the Promenade des Anglais.

Wikipedia: Palais de l'Agriculture (FR), Website


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