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  • 1. Vieux Nice - Old Town

    Wow! One of the best memories of Nice is the old town market called Cours Saleya. Old town, Vieille Ville, is another wow, but this is just about the market. Wake up early, walk from your hotel to the...

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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. Le 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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  • 4. Promenade des Anglais

    A walk down the Promenade des Anglais is a wonderful way to begin a tour of Nice. The wide walk built in the early 1800's provides the visitor with a view of the city as well as the beautiful sea...

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  • 5. Cours Saleya

    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

    Considered # 1, because: 1) It’s the biggest Russian church in Europe – outside Russia 2) It is indeed so spectacular that it was adopted by the French government as its own historic and cultural...

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  • 7. Place Massena

    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. Musée Matisse

    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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  • 9. Chagall Museum

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

    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. 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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  • 13. Cimiez

    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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  • 14. Jardin Albert 1er

    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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  • 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. 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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  • 17. Opera House

    On this place, the old theatre of nice used to be. It however burned down to the ground in 1881 after the Nicoise people decided to erect an Opera house. It was built incredably fast and was finished...

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  • 18. Cannes

    The only thing here that is even slightly worth a visit is the stars hand prints outside the Conference center, but not actually that many you have heard of - majority are French actors/actresses...

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  • 19. 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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  • 20. 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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  • 21. Marché aux Fleurs

    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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  • 22. 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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  • 23. 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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  • 24. Musée des Arts Asiatiques

    Located next to the Park Phoenix, this museum opened in 1998 was designed by Japanese architect Kenzo Tange. Items from japan, china and india, but also countries of Southeast Asia are exposed....

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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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The city of Nice has enough to occupy a day, a week, or longer, and is the travel hub that opens up the rest of the French Riviera.

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