Some of the Most Visited Tourist Attractions in Nice, France

Tourist Attractions in Nice, France
Nice has been a favorite destination for tourists for its scenic beauty and spectacular beaches. In this Buzzle article, we tell you more about the various tourist attractions in Nice.
Nice is an amazingly beautiful city in France, located along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea between Marseilles, in France, and Geona, in Italy. Since its foundation in 350 BC by the Greek, Nice has played an important role in history. From having served as an important trading post of the region, it is now a major transportation hub of Europe. Blessed with moderate temperature throughout the year, its beautiful beaches along the rich blue-green sea, lovely seaside promenades, numerous museums, and amazing architecture has made it one of the most sought-after tourist spots in Europe.

Listed below are the tourist attractions in the city of Nice that should be on the must-see list of every tourist that visits this area.
  • Promenade des Anglais: A favorite of both, locals and tourists, this promenade runs along the seashore for several kilometers. With lines of its characteristic blue chairs, it is a perfect spot to relax and watch the azure expanse of the Mediterranean Sea. Lined along it are numerous seaside hotels, cafes, and shops. Though it started as a two-meter wide stretch developed by Lewis Way, an Englishman who lived in Nice, it has been subsequently widened on several occasions. It has now become one of the favorite tourist spots in Nice.
  • Vieux Nice: The old town of Nice, also known as Vieux Nice, is a must visit if you want to see exemplary Italian architecture. Walking through the narrow streets can be quite an experience as it has numerous shops selling beautiful Provencal wares, household items, wines and hip clothing. In case you are tired from shopping and feel hungry, you could eat at the various restaurants and cafes that line the streets of the old city.
  • Cemenelum Roman Settlement: A visit to Cemenelum is a must for those who want to see the remains of the Roman settlement in Nice. Located on a plateau in front of Mont Gros, the amphitheater and the baths built by the Roman settlers are still well preserved.
  • Monastere Notre-Dame-de-Cimiez: Monastere Notre-Dame-de-Cimiez, originally a Benedictine foundation, was taken over by the Franciscans in the 16th century. This church which is also a museum now, showcases the life of the Franciscans in Nice from the 13th to the18th century.
  • Musee Matisse: This museum is housed in a beautiful red building on the Cimiez Hill close to the city's ancient amphitheater, the Arènes. It has a rich display of the more traditional works of the early days of the famous artist Henry Matisse. Most noteworthy are the paintings of Blue Nude IV and Woman with Amphora. Besides the paintings, a few of his sculptures and also his personal belongings are on display at the museum.
  • Colline du Château: Colline du Château, which is located on the hill between the old town and the harbor, gives an impressive view of the city and its ruins. The typical Mediterranean backdrop of pine trees, aloes, and figs, along with its breathtaking waterfall and the children's play area adds to the charm of this park. This place can be reached on foot, by car, or by the lift from Rue des Ponchettes at the foot of Bellanda Tower.
  • Cours Saleya Flower Market: This flower market is a major tourist attraction in Nice. The market has flower shops, cafes, and souvenir shops all along its edge. These shops are open six days a week except on Mondays. On Mondays these shops are replaced by a flea market.
The places mentioned above are just a few of numerous tourist attractions in Nice. With numerous hotels and restaurants, fine weather and its excellent connectivity with Europe and the rest of the world, Nice has become one of the most famous tourist spots in the world.
Colline du Chateau
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