Is Nice worth visiting?

5 must-see attractions in Nice

Attractive, cultured and the perfect destination for foodies, Nice has it all. Whether you already have a holiday apartment in Nice or if you’re visiting for the first time to consider Nice as the destination for a holiday rental, here are our top five must-see attractions for you and your guests.

1. Promenade des Anglais

This is probably the most famous and popular seafront in Nice, if not the whole of France. The promenade is a stunning seven mile stretch of beautiful Mediterranean coastline curving around the Bay of Angels. The name comes from the English expat patrons who paid for it in 1822. Stroll by the crystal clear waters or join in with the skaters and cyclists, who have their own dedicated lane.

2. Palais Masséna

This fascinating museum has 20 exhibition museum rooms which tell the story of Nice from Napoleon through to the mid-20th century. It is located on the Promenade des Anglais and features stunning and colourful gardens by a famous 19th century landscape gardener (Edouard Andre) who also designed the gardens of the Monte-Carlo Casino. The museum displays decorations, furniture, and artworks amounting to more than 15,000 exhibits.

3. Old Town (Vieux Nice)

For a taste of authenticity, explore the maze of tiny streets in the Old Town. Here you can explore beautiful vibrant squares, Baroque churches, and enjoy the many delightful restaurants and shops. During the day sample the famous ice cream or at night enjoy the party atmosphere in the may bars and nightclubs.

4. Musée Matisse

Head to Cimiez Hill for this national museum dedicated to the work of Henri Matisse. It has one of the largest collections of his works and follows his evolution from his early works to his last ones. It is well worth a visit and if you aren’t familiar with or a fan of his art, you will be when you leave. Note: it’s closed on Tuesdays.

5. Le Open Tour

What better way to enjoy all that Nice has to offer than in the fresh air on the open-topped tourist bus? This hop-on, hop-off service means you can dip in and out of the best that Nice has to offer all day long.

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