Nice - FURTHER INFORMATION
Nice - Nice visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Nice' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Alpes Maritimes.
Nice is the capital of the French Riviera (Côte d'Azur) and believed to be among the oldest settlements in the world, with evidence from nearby Terra Amata dating back to the Lower Paleolithic. The Greeks established 'Nikaia' here in 350BC, named after Nike, the goddess of victory. This was later changed to Nice. It is the second most popular tourist destination in France after Paris, rich in history, full of museums and hotels.
This guide shows a collection of virtual tours from Nice. Each 360 panorama is linked to an interactive map of Nice and accompanied by some local and travel information, helping you explore the city and plan your travels.
Nice - AttractionsAmong its many attractions are beautiful beaches with seaside promenade, interesting museums, famous landmarks and other tourist attractions. Among the top attractions are:
- Cemenelum Roman Settlement - extensive Roman remains including 5,000 seat amphitheatre and largest Roman Baths in Gaul.
- Colline du Château - earliest part of Nice to be settled on top of Castle Hill with panoramic views over the city, park, restaurants and ruins of the fortress and two churches.
- Musée des Beaux-Arts (Fine Arts Museum) - with 15th to 20th C French, Italian and Flemish paintings and sculptures.
- Monastère Notre-Dame-de-Cimiez (Monastery of Our Lady of Cimiez) - founded in the 9th century, with a 15th century church and cross.
- Monuments aux Morts (Monument to the Dead) - white stone monument with 3600 names of those who died during WWi.
- Cathédrale Saint-Nicolas - opened in 1912, thanks to the generosity of Tsar Nicholas II, this is the largest Russian Orthodox Cathedral church outside Russia.
- Miami Beach - beautiful, sandy beach lining the Bay of Angels.
- Musée Chagall (Musée National Message Biblique Marc Chagall) - museum showing important collection of Chagall's works including paintings, etchings, lithographs, sculptures, stained glass, mosaics and wall tapestries.
- Musée Matisse - contains the collection of art formerly belonging to the Matisse family and gifted to Nice.
- Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain - art museum with a representative cross section of fine arts during the 1960s and 1970s and roof terrace with a stunning panoramic view over Nice.
- Place du Palais-de-Justice - impressive town square in Nice, home to the courts of justice and lined with restaurants and cafes.
- Vieille Ville - Old Town of Nice, a maze of tiny alley-ways, boutique stalls, cafes, restaurants and various markets.
- Cours Saleya Market - famous market in the Old Town of nice, with well known flower and food market.
- Palais Lascaris - 17th century Baroque building, former home to the Lascaris-Vintimille family, Counts of Castellar, now being restored and full of art, tapestries and 17th century furnishings.
- St Jacques - 17th century church with rich interior.
- Jardin Albert I - well laid out park and gardens with large fountain in Nice.
- Musée d'Art et d'Histoire - housed in the Palais Masséna, the museum contains art from the Roman period onwards.
- Promenade des Anglais - promenade avenue laid out in the 19th century, funded by English visitors, now lined by opulent buildings, hotels and restaurants.
- Palais de la Mediterranee - only the facade of this art deco 1929 building remains, on the Promenade des Anglais, through which is the luxurious Hotel Palais de la Mediterranee.
Nice Tourist Information Office
5 Promenade des Anglais,
Phone: +33 (0) 8 92 70 74 07
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Flight: Nice-Côte-d'Azur International Airport.
Road: Nice is linked by the A8 "La Provençale" to Aix-en-Provence on the west and the Italian border on the east. It takes approximately 9 hours to drive from Paris to Nice by motorway.
Train: Main train station (SNCF) - Nice Ville.