Exploring Nice

If you want to follow the footsteps of the 19th century aristocrats who found in the French beaches the ideal place to spend their holidays, keep reading, because today we will explore beautiful Nice.

Nice is the most active and exciting city of the French Riviera. Its unique combination of French glamour and Italian architecture, added to its warm Mediterranean climate, a deep blue sea and beautiful beaches hard to find anywhere else in the world, make it the perfect holiday destination.

The wide range of tourist attractions you’ll find in Nice can only be compared to what you would find in cities like Paris. For people who are wondering which places to visit in Nice, we have brought a list of our personal suggestions.

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Cathédrale Sainte-Reparate

Adorning the historic quarter of the city, the famous Cathédrale Sainte-Reparata is an architectural jewel of Nice. Located on the famous Place Rossetti, the cathedral is surrounded by cafes, bars and restaurants that form a fresh and charming landscape.

This beautiful Roman Baroque cathedral was finished in 1699 and attracts tourists from around the world, because of its amazing 18th century bell and its beautiful tiled dome. After visiting the cathedral, make sure to try a gelato from Gelateria Fenocchio.

Chapelle de la Miséricorde

At a stone´s throw from Cathédrale Sainte-Reparata, we’ll find the beautiful Chapelle de la Miséricorde. This 17th century Baroque chapel is located in the famous Cours Saleya district and it is considered to be one of the 10 most beautiful baroque buildings in the world. If you like architecture, this is a place that you don’t want to miss.

Cours Saleya Market

If you are a flower lover, there is no better place than the famous Nice Flower Market at Cours Saleya. The aromas of hundreds of flowers that are sold in this famous market will fill your nose in an overwhelming way. At in Cours Saleya you’ll also find fruits, vegetables, and even pastries and spices, so if you plan to cook while on vacation, you won’t find better place to buy fresh products. Aside from flowers and fresh groceries, you’ll fall in love with its colorful streets surrounded by beautiful buildings and the smiling faces of the locals.

Place Saint-François

This square is all that remains of the famous 18th century Franciscan convent, which was abandoned just after the revolution. Today the square attracts tourists and locals, not only because of its painteresque buildings, but also because of its diverse fish market. There you’ll be able to find local seafood on a unique atmosphere that will satisfy all your senses.

Jardin Albert 1er

If you want to have a break from the hustle of the city, the beautiful Jardin Albert 1er is the ideal escape from the city noise. Built in the 19th century, this beautiful park is one of the oldest in the city. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the park and attend one of the many open-air performances in which you’ll get a little more in contact with the French culture. 

 

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