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Office du Tourisme et des Congrès
BP 4079 NICE CEDEX 4
Tel:+33 (0) 892 707 407
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Nice tourist informationwhere to go - what to see - what to do
“Nice in Nice” is a phrase that well describes this delightful city on the French Riveria which has been a favourite among English-speaking visitors for over 200 years.
It is the fifth largest and second most visited city in France and with the advantage that it is open for business the year round, this is a popular tourist destination in the winter aswell as the summer months.
In the centre, you can visit the narrow streets and tiny squares of Vieux Nice containing many cafés, bistros and boutiques. There are interesting churches in this area including the Cathédrale Sainte Réparate, the Église du Gésu Saint Jacques Le Majeur and the Chapelle de la Misericorde. Nearby you can enjoy panaromic views of Nice from the Parc du Château, or take a stroll along the palm-lined Promenade des Anglais along which the façade of the Palais de Méditerranée can be admired.
There are good beaches for the sun worshippers. Although they are all pebbled the water is clean and warm. Sunbathing tends to begin in March! Alternatively there are plenty of museums to visit.
In the exclusive surburb of Cimiez, there are the ruins of the Roman baths which testifies the opulence of Cemenelum, an important town at the height of the Roman empire. Also in this area the old monastery of Notre Dame de Cimiez is well worth a look.
Nice has an atmospheric street life, especially at the time of Carnaval – a huge two week celebration involving parades and dances, culminating in fireworks on Shrove Tuesday.
Due to it’s central location, Nice can also be used as a base for visiting other Riviera hotspots.
Musee de la Tour
Tour Gilli, Antibes 06600
an interesting insight into the lives of Antibes fishermen of old
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Wed,Thur,Sat pms only | Tel: +33 (0)4 93 34 50 91
Place Nationale, Antibes 06600
a collection of pictures, cartoons & sculptures by the Antibes-born cartoonist Peynet
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Closed Mons | Tel: +33 (0)4 92 90 54 32
1 av Meziere, Antibes 06600
contains pottery and artefacts recovered from ships in the Middle Ages
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Tue-Sun | Tel: +33 (0)4 92 90 54 35
Marc Chagall National Biblical Message Museum Location Map
Avenue Docteur Ménard, Nice 06000
showing 17 large paintings of Biblical scenes by the Russian painter
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Jul-Sep:10h-18h; Oct-Jun:10h-17h | Tel: +33 (0) 493 538 720
Chapelle de la Miséricorde Location Map
Cours Saleya, Nice
mid 18th century chapel with magnificent architecture in baroque style (ask tourist office to look inside)
Promenade des Anglais Location Map
originally established in the 1820's as a seaside walking path, this extends 3 miles along the Bay of Angels
Parc du Château Location Map
a public park atop a hill commanding panoramic views of Nice and the Bay of Angels
Musée archéologique de Cimiez Location Map
160 Avenue des Arènes, Nice 06100
allowing access to the Roman baths of Cemenelum
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Apr-Sep:10h-12h,14h-18h; Oct-Mar:10h-13h,14h-17h | Tel: +33 (0) 493 815 957
Chateau Grimaldi, Antibes 06600
a first-rate collection of Picasso's paintings are housed here
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Tue-Sun | Tel: +33 (0)4 92 90 54 20
62 blvd du Cap, Cap d'Antibes 06600
tropical plants and exotic flora can be viewed here
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Mon-Fri | Tel: +33 (0)4 93 67 88 00