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  • 1. Vieux Nice - Old Town

    If you like to walk it is a good idea to start at the Promenade des Anglais and walk all the way to the old city and harbour of Nice where you'll find plenty of cosy restaurants and small winding...

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  • 2. Beach

    You must wear Jellies ! The stony beaches can hurt and be hot in the summer so wear the right thing on the beach. If you don't like the look of the person next to you then move away some were else. I...

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  • 3. Promenade des Anglais

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The promenade that stretches about 7km around the Bay of Angels (Baie des Anges) gives you an opportunity to just relax, watch the sea, sunbathe on the beach, go jogging or rollerblading, perhaps...

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  • 4. Parc de la Colline du Château

    Castle Hill is a misleading name. In fact it's a park with a very spectacular fountain, or rather a waterfall easily seen from below. Get there on the first day of your visit to see spectacular vistas...

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  • 5. Cours Saleya

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Don't miss the market at Cours Saleya if you are in Nice. The most famous is the flower market, but there is a fish market, vegetable market, spice market . . . anything you could want. Check the Nice...

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  • 6. Russian Orthodox Cathedral

    It is not allowed to take photos inside the Russian Cathedral But the community had made quite an effort and produced an interactiv iconostasis! Click any (nearly any...) icon, and you will get a...

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  • 7. Place Massena

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    If you've been to Nice a few years ago, you might remember the main bus station. If you haven't been following the latest news, it no longer exists at that place. After extensive work for what it...

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  • 8. Chagall Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This museum is located in the district of Cimiez and contains the largest collection of works by this artist. Marc Chagall Russian-French artist was born in 1887 and died in 1985, He was a pioneer...

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  • 9. Musée Matisse

    4 out of 5 stars

    The MATISSE Museum is located " Villa des arenes" in the Cimiez park just near the gallo-roman ruins. This museum shows various works (paintings,sculptures,drawings..) from the artist who lived in...

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  • 10. Carnival

    It's one of the world's major carnivals, with about 1 million visitors each year. During two weeks on february, there is a lot of flowers parades, processions, fireworks and various festivities. If...

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  • 11. Musee d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain - MAMAC

    4 out of 5 stars

    Musee D'Art Moderne et D'Art Contemporain or MAMAC is Nice's version of Tate Modern and every bit as full of modern art mayhem and madness. Featuring work from the 1960's and '70's to the present...

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  • 12. Roman Ruins

    Two thousand years ago, the Romans - who knew a thing or two about conquering - arrived in Nice.The south of France seemed a good place to do this kind of empire building. At Cimiez the Roman...

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  • 13. Opera House

    An old theatre with a character, really worth getting inside. I listened to ‘La Vie Parisienne’; bought the cheapest ticket high close to the ceiling – those were the only left. Decent voices,...

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  • 14. Cimiez

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Cimiez is an upscale neighborhood which is well worthy of your attention while in Nice. During Roman times this community was a rival of Nice. Today it is a community in the northern part of Nice. It...

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  • 15. Negresco Hotel

    The Negresco is the most user-friendly world class museum.Think of the Vatican with room service,having your own suite inside the Prado.You wake up 2AM and at your leisure photograph 6 floors of...

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  • 16. Cannes

    This trip is for you who have got less time than money: you can see both places in one day without overstraining your feet. A fridge-bag may come in handy, it will let you have your meals right on...

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  • 17. The Ferris Wheel

    Located in the huge main plaza of Nice right next to Old Town and the beach, the Ferris Wheel is one of the most recognizable sights in Nice. The plaza itself is a major gathering place for both...

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  • 18. Jardin Albert 1er

    4 out of 5 stars

    The Albert 1st Gardens are the essential place to stop and sit a while and enjoy the lush mediteranean vegetation that thrives in this frost free climate. Finest among the palms and flowers is the...

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  • 19. Musee des Beaux-Arts

    This gallery has occupied the villa of the Ukranian Princess since 1928. Built in 1878, this magnificent building sits in its own grounds. Its collection is an extensive one, but I was especially...

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  • 20. Cathedral Sainte-Reparate

    The Cathedrale Sainte Reparate is located in the Place Rossetti, the central square of Old Town. The 18th century bell tower can be seen and heard from afar. The exterior is impressive with many...

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  • 21. St Paul de Vence

    The village of ST PAUL DE VENCE, 18km away from Nice, is an absolutely charming coble stoned place. There are dozens of art galleries, ateliers and gift shops and from what I know in July/August the...

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  • 22. Antibes

    Antibes is a well known pleasure yacht port with a scenic old town. We arrived from Nice by train and walked around the harbour which was full of private yachts. One of them, the Octopus is supposedly...

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  • 23. Marché aux Fleurs

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The heart of Nice beats in the Cours Saleya. The daily morning flower market offers much more than just cut flowers. Plants, cacti, fresh fruit, vegetables, delicatessen, bread, olives, socca,...

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  • 24. Eglise Du Jesus

    Built between 1612 and 1642, this little local church has maintained most of its original built without much restoration work being done on it. I spend a few minutes here enjoying the details on the...

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  • 25. Marie Bashkirtseff

    The English-language public can read about Marie Bashkirtseff, the Russian artist, sculptor and diarist, here: "Marie & the Duke of H" by Doris Langley Moore, a well-known Byron scholar, wrote a book...

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