Nice (France): what to see in the Bay of Angels


What to see in Nice, attractions and places to visit, what to do in the wet city of the Bay of Angels and the main center of the French Riviera.

Tourist information

Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, in a plain not very wide in width and naturally delimited by the Mercatore mountain massif, Nice enjoys a mild climate all year round, it is the fifth French city by number of inhabitants.

Stretched along the great Bay of Angels and the main center of the French Riviera, Nice is surrounded by verdant hills, including the hill of Cimiez where there are archaeological finds from the Roman era, and from Mont Boron to the east.

It became a French city in 1861, when it was ceded to France, previously it belonged to the Savoy House.

From the Promenade des Anglais promenade, which recalls the Belle Epoque period, you can access the renowned pebble beaches.

It is home to an ancient university.

The economy of the city is mainly based on tourism, on port activity and on the floral and fruit and vegetable market.

In Nice there are also important food and textile industries.

Nice's climate is subtropical, greatly mitigated by the sea thanks to the shelter made up of the surrounding peaks.

What see

On the hill of Cimiez was the ancient city of Cemenelum, founded by the Romans, of which the Amphitheater, the Public Baths and the Archaeological Museum remain.

In addition to the Archaeological Museum, a visit to other museums is also recommended, including the Museum of Art and History, the Departmental Museum of Asian Arts, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Matisse Museum, the International Museum of Art Naif Anatole Jakovsky , the National Museum, the Franciscan Museum.

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Place Massena is one of the most suggestive squares in Nice, with its characteristic white and gray tile flooring and the wonderful works of modern art by the artist Jaume Plensa, consisting of the reproduction of large human figures that at sunset take on bright colors which increase its rare beauty.

In the same square there is also a branch of the Galerie Lafayette, a beautiful fountain that emits very high jets of water and a monument dedicated to the French Riviera.

In addition, in Nice you can breathe a welcoming atmosphere of a cosmopolitan type and it is pleasant to stroll through the streets of the center, exploring the numerous trendy shops and tasting some typical dishes in French restaurants.

It is also worth visiting the open market of Cours Saleya where typical local products are found.

Nice, France - Baie des Anges - Bay of Angels (April 2024)

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