Fifth largest city in France and Alpes-Maritimes capital Nice charm by its dynamism as well as by its setting on the Mediterranean and its elegance. With 300 days of sunshine a year, a huge cultural heritage and sublime wooded parks, Nice light evokes the sweetness of life in the Mediterranean. multifaceted destination, it offers varied entertainment and a vast heritage to discover. Visits discovery, free or themes in the company of a local guide, are an opportunity to embrace all at once this rich heritage and state of mind Nice.
The old town alone accounts for a variety of different periods buildings and monuments of the eclectic architectural styles. Medieval streets with colorful Mediterranean houses through the baroque palaces, is the subject of careful conservation program as a whole. Among the must of old town include the Baroque palace Lascaris that houses the museum of art and music of the 17th and 18th century opera Nice-Côte d'Azur, City Hall neoclassical style the art deco interior, the Bellanda tower and gatehouse, the whole pedestrian zone Saleya, Adam and Eve, the house and its relief, the elegant Piazza Garibaldi, bright chapel of mercy built 18th century neoclassical architecture of the courthouse, the St. Francis and Rossetti squares, Santa Rita church, St. Augustine and Jesus, the Cathedral of the 16th century Sainte-Reparate, or palace the Prefecture, the former palace of the Dukes of Savoy in the 17th century.
The Nice waterfront is also renowned for its elegance: there are modern art galleries Ponchettes, the palace of the Mediterranean, the Belle Epoque palace Negresco, the quai Rauba Capeu and the mythical Promenade des Anglais.
North of the city, the Franciscan monastery site of Cimiez includes the monastery church of Our Lady of the Assumption and the Franciscan Museum. The building is surrounded by a pleasant garden with breathtaking views is Nice. The Matisse is buried in the cemetery of the monastery of Cimiez.
Famous for its gardens and for the flourishing of its streets, Nice itself the ambition to be the greenest city in the Mediterranean. Its parks and gardens are hundreds of hectares of green space. Many of these parks are classified as "remarkable gardens", as the Phoenix 7-hectare park facing the sea and botanical garden on a hillside.
With fifteen museums, Nice is also establishing itself as a city of art and inescapable culture. Art lovers will head to the Matisse Museum, the Chagall Museum, the Museum of Photography Charles Negro, Palais Lascaris, the Museum of Fine Arts, the regional museum of Asian arts, the priory museum dedicated to old home medieval religious art, the international naive art museum Jakovsky Anatole, or the museum of modern art and Contemporary art (MANAC).
Villa Massena on the Promenade des Anglais, Nice evokes the great era of the late 18th century to the first 20th century. The Sports Museum, the Natural History Museum or the Nice Cimiez Archaeological Museum are exciting family outings ideas.
Seaside town, Nice finally offers endless aquatic and nautical recreation, marine aqua bike to boat rentals through diving and guided cruises. The Nice coastline, along 7 km, has 15 public beaches and 20 private beaches where practicing relaxation, swimming and relaxing with family.
Very many family tables, bistronomic or gastronomic offer visitors to experience the local cuisine. The city of Nice has also awarded the label "nissarde kitchen" institutions in their kitchen valuing local traditions and local products.