About Nice

Nice, capital of the Alpes-Maritimes department on the French Riviera, sits on the pebbly shores of the Baie des Anges. Founded by the Greeks and later a retreat for the 19th-century European elite, the city has also long attracted artists. Former resident Henri Matisse is honored with a career-spanning collection of paintings at Musée Matisse. Musée Marc Chagall features some of its namesake's major religious works. The city's Modern and Contemporary Art Museum (or MAMAC) is an imposing modernist structure displaying avant-garde works by French and international artists. Vieux Nice, a maze of medieval streets, features baroque churches and the colorful Cours Saleya market, famed for its flowers, fish, and produce. The Promenade des Anglais, a boulevard fronting the bay, is lined with grand cafes and hotels such as the wedding-cake Le Negresco. The birthplace of salade niçoise, Nice is known for dishes made with olives and seafood, and for the street-food staple, socca.
Musée Matisse

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's permanent collection is made up of a variety of donations, primarily those of Matisse himself, who lived and worked in Nice.
Russian Orthodox Cathedral

The St Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral is an Eastern Orthodox cathedral located in the French city of Nice and was built by the Royal Family for the Russian community exiled to the French . The church is recognized as a national monument of France, and it currently belongs to the jurisdiction of the Moscow Patriarchate. It is the largest Eastern Orthodox cathedral in Western Europe.
Notre-Dame du Port

Notre-Dame du Port is the Church of Our Lady of the Port was built between 1840 and 1853. The facade of this neoclassical building includes 4 monumental columns which, despite their late addition in 1893, are in perfect harmony with the architectural silhouette of the church. A statue of the Virgin Mary is located on the top of the Church of Our Lady of the Port.
Cimiez Arena

Cimiez Arena and the Park of the Arenas with a capacity of 4,000 spectators and now, half in ruins, was the former playground of Roman gladiators. Around the Arenas, the Park and its olive grove remain a prestigious place for various festivals, such as the Mayday Festival. With a bit of imagination, we can still hear the jazz chords of the old festival.
Jardin botanique de la Ville de Nice

Jardin botanique de la Ville de Nice, also known as the Jardin botanique de Nice, is a municipal botanical garden. The garden contains more than 3500 plant species, mainly Mediterranean, including collections of trees, herbaceous plants, medicinal plants. The garden also contains a herbarium of some 6,000 species, with particular strength in phanerogams of the Mediterranean region and other Mediterranean climates, including Salvia, Phlomis, Astragalus, Cistaceae, and species cultivated in the garden.
Notre-Dame de Nice

The Basilica of Notre-Dame de Nice is a Roman Catholic basilica situated on the Avenue Jean Médecin. It is built in the Neo-Gothic architectural tradition. Its most prominent features are the two square towers 65 m high, which dominate the east front together with a large rose window featuring scenes of the Assumption of Mary.
Castle of Nice

The Castle of Nice was a citadel used for military purposes. Built at the top of a hill, it stood overlooking the bay of Nice from the 11th century to the 18th century. Nowadays Castle Hill is used as a park and the most famous public garden in Nice and a must-see place for the numerous tourists who visit the city. It offers many amazing panoramas, and provides a beautiful view all day long from sunrise to sundown, highlighting various landscapes.
Nice Cathedral

Nice Cathedral is a Catholic cathedral located in the city of Nice in southern France and is the seat of the Diocese of Nice. The cathedral was rebuilt on the model of Santa Susanna in Rome. The chapels are dedicated to Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows, the Crucifixion, Saint Rose of Lima, Saints Alexander and Bartholomew, the Holy Sacrament, Saint Rosalia, and the Virgin, Saint Joseph, Saint Reparata, the Four Crowned Martyrs, and Saint John the Baptist.
Nice Observatory

Nice Observatory is an astronomical observatory located on the summit of Mount Gros with a dome by Gustave Eiffel. The Nice Observatory was featured in the unsuccessful 1999 film Simon Sez. It was also the setting for the title scene in the 2014 Woody Allen flick Magic in the Moonlight.
Best Time To Visit Nice

The best time to visit Nice is from May to June and during September during the dry season with the perfect climate to enjoy Mediterranean fun.

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