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What can see tourists in Nice



Notre Dame Du Portage Church. The Church of Notre Dame du Portage is located in Nice and is otherwise called the Church of the Immaculate Conception. It was erected in the 1840s – 1853rd. Because of its location on the coast, the temple immediately turned into a port parish. The church used to be surrounded by houses of local residents – fishermen, but now this area is one of the most peaceful in the city. The construction of the church lasted quite a while, because in 1845 the temple collapsed, and it had to be rebuilt from the very beginning.

The facade was designed by Jules Lefebvre in 1896. It is a classic-style structure: the main entrance begins behind the large columns crowned by the portico. Directly above it is a beautiful statue depicting the church’s patron – Virgin Mary. In the interior of the temple especially it is especially noticeable a series of picturesque paintings "The Way of the Cross ". It is believed that these paintings were written by Emmanuel Coast. Thanks to the mild climate of Nice, the appearance of the temple was ennobled with two palm trees growing on the sides of the main entrance.

Cimiez Monastery. The Franciscan temple of the 16th century, located in the middle of a medieval park. The interior is luxurious and expensive: the main hall is decorated with a cut wood altar covered with gold leaf. The main shrine is a stone cross of the 15th century. On the square there is a burial place with the tomb of Matisse. A museum complex of Franciscans is opened for guests.

Nice Observatory.The hilltop building was created by Garnier and Eiffel. The building is decorated with a rotating 24-meter dome. Initially, the object was owned by the Sorbonne University. However, after the World War I, it fell into disrepair; there were no funds for its reconstruction. The modern observatory is both a landmark and a functioning scientific center.

Fort Alban. The fortification of the 16th century, which can be reached with the help of a lift. Guests are invited to inspect the guardhouse, the walls of which were painted by hand. The fort building has a multimedia system that displays the history of all Nice and specifically Alban. In good weather you can see Corsica from the fort, on cloudy days observe the Alps and panoramas of the city.

Located in municipality of Nice in the Maritime Alps, Fort Mont Alban is a former military fortification built in the middle of the sixteenth century. Located on the hill of the same name, it is one of the rare survivals of the military architecture of this period, which is still in good condition in France. The historical monument received much damage over the centuries, especially during the World War II. Each summer represents a diorama recreating the life of the soldiers who occupied it throughout the centuries.

Interesting places tourists can visit in Nice

Monument to the victims of the World War I. Monumental complex is on Castle Hill. In addition to the monument itself, there are the remains of an ancient castle and no less ancient cemetery. The war memorial was created in memory of 4,000 Nice citizens who fell in the World War I. The monument with the names of the dead is decorated with original bas-reliefs in the form of sailors, aviators, engineers and soldiers.

Phoenix park. Flower Park "Phoenix" is one of the largest parks in France, because its area can accommodate 65 football fields. The highlight of this natural monument is considered to be the largest greenhouse in Europe with a glass dome and the island, located in the center of park. Also there are several dozen species of orchids, 350 species of birds fly freely and about 2.5 thousand of the most diverse plants growing on its territory.

Castle hill. Castle Hill in Nice is a direct testament of the long and eventful history of Nice. A well-preserved part of the medieval city, Castle Hill contains a considerable number of ancient monuments, including the ruins of St. Mary’s Cathedral and the picturesque Bellanda Tower. Well, those who are not very impressed by the ruins will definitely enjoy the magnificent park of Castle Hill -– there is a lot of shady alleys with comfortable benches and breathtaking views of the Great Blue Sea.

Popular tourist attractions in Nice

  • In this city it is easy to find entertainment; the main thing is to choose from a variety of options.
  • Nice has many beautiful places and interesting sights for every taste, ranging from the ruins of ancient settlements to the Museum of Modern Art.
  • Go shopping. For this, the Cours Saleya flower market, the CAP-3000 shopping center with a huge number of stores assembled in one building, or the Alziari store, where all French buy olive oil in cans, are suitable.
  • Lie down on the beach. You can choose both a public beach (not far from the English quay) and one of the private ones (in the eastern part of Nice, near the Old Town). In addition, there are several stone and sandy beaches in neighboring cities (in Villefranche-sur-Mer, La Reserve, Cannes and Antibes).
  • Visit a city holiday. Nice often hosts competitions or annual holidays: picnics, balls, dances, concerts, carnivals, music festivals and flower parades.
    View the opera at Opera de Nice (located at rue St-Francois-de-Paule, 4).
  • Walk around the narrow streets of the city, admiring the evening Nice.
  • Go to bar or disco.
  • The city has a huge selection of dance and drinking establishments. Many bars are located in hotel buildings and offer their guests to listen to live music. Clubs and bars are located mainly in the Old Town or at rue Massena.


Nice kitchen features

Since the 18th century, many fishing warehouses have been preserved in Nice, which are used as unpretentious cozy restaurants with mainly Italian cuisine now. There you should definitely enjoy traditional dishes and snacks for Nice: nicoise salad with tuna, depoisson fish soup, tuna panbagnat sandwich, sweet tourtesauxblettes pie made with savoy cabbage, local strong digestif moonshine, insisted on basil.

Among the restaurants in Nice, it is worth noting Le Chantecler. It is located in the Negresco hotel (Promenade des Anglais, 37). Here, in addition to a truly royal setting, you can enjoy delicious dishes. The average bill will be about 90 €. In the same building is another less expensive restaurant - Brasserie Rotonde. For about 24 €, you can have a hearty breakfast here, looking at the unusual design of the hall with a real old carousel.

In the establishment Chez Pipo it is necessary to taste pancakes "socca" on olive oil or a piece of "pissaladiere", an onion pie with anchovies. The establishment is located at rue Bavastro, 13. The average bill at this restaurant is only 10 €. Gourmets have places where they can have fun with children; just go to one of the convenient street cafes. Here they will certainly be offered a large assortment of various delicacies.


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