Nice : Picture-perfect Coastline in the South of France

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Nice is the capital of the Alpes-Maritime and is featured as world most famous shoreline situated on the French Riviera. It is home to the best tourist attraction destination such as museum, churches, gorgeous sceneries and historical sites. It is a place to enjoy life whereby the tourist falls in love with the natural beauty and cultural activities in Nice.

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1. Vieille Ville (Old Town)

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The Vieille Ville (Old Town) is a popularly known as “Babazouk” that is enjoyed by the visitor and locals. It has a sizeable collection of sceneries to experience with great views. See the best cultural attractions and the artwork displayed in the Musée Dufy museum. The collections of paintings are attractive that shows the landscape and captures the beautiful scenes of the Nice countryside. Explore the town to see the historical Baroque church that dates back to 17th century. See the beautiful cathedral that has outstanding interior designs and built in the state of the art designs.

2. Promenade des Anglais

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The most intriguing place to take a visit that has gorgeous and enticing sandy beaches. It formed by an extension of pathway stretch that curves and overlooks in the beaches. Tourists can stroll and take a walk along the palm trees planted on this stretch that is popular with skaters and cyclist. The Promenade des Anglais gives an opportunity to other points to have fun and enjoy such as gardens and theatre. Take a look at the national arts and historical archives in the national royal museum named after the Queen Victoria's son. There are some lot of fun activities on the beach such as the swimming, boat riding, and yachting.

3. Parc de la Colline du Château (Castle Hill Park)

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A tourist attraction site that is strategically located on the hill of the Nice coastline. It is famous as the home for the Greeks in the past millennia. The park is a place to enjoy the views and the natural ambiance, a sparkling oasis, fast running waterfalls and the oasis. When on sightseeing visit tour enjoy the food and refreshments in the restaurants and do some shopping in boutiques in the park. There are beautiful pathways that are well designed to view each attraction. Enjoy the cool breeze from the downside hill as you watch the natural beauty of the Nice countryside.

4. Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain

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Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain is an informative and attractive museum that was opened in 1990. It is one of the famous tourist attraction that holds the most magnificent art’s movements such as the Avant-grade French. It holds a permanent and temporary collection from the best artist such as the Kenneth Noland, Jules Olistski and Larry poons making it stand out as an innovative museum. Also, it is home to the theatre where one can enjoy numerous performances from the popular musicians and comedians. The interior of the building is attractive and hold picture engraved all along the wall. It is free of entry and remains open Tuesdays through to Sunday from 10 am – 6 pm.

5. Monastère Notre-Dame-de-Cimiez

The natural and beautiful gardens surround Monastère Notre-Dame-de-Cimiez near the Roman amphitheater. It was formerly the monastery in the 17th century. Tourist gets to see the artistic and structure that takes up the Gothic designs of 1850. Inside the church, one finds incredible interiors that make up the ceiling and the walls. See the eye-catching pictures showing the church development and Christianity. Take a walk around the church to enjoy the natural beauty illuminated by the unique flowers in the gardens. It is the perfect place to take pictures to keep the experience and fun.

6. Jardin Albert I

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The Jardin Albert I is a large garden that is situated between the Avenue des Phocéens and the Avenue de Verdun. It has a lot to offer to the tourist that includes the beautiful fountain that shows the stature of the Apollo, the Greek Sun God. Also possesses an attractive open air-air theatre that is in between pin and palm trees. It is paradise for those who love outdoor activities such as exploring the beautiful gardens. The venue offers terrific events such as the music performance, concerts by popular bands and rock festivals. This is must visit a place that has fantastic structures like the Gothic designed that stands out among other buildings.

7. Musée Chagall

The Musée Chagall is French national museum that is named and dedicated towards the popular painter Marc Chagall. It was opened in 1993 to show works and attractions in this place that are inspired by the religion in Nice. It offers the visitors large collection of exhibitions that range from the painting, sculptures, stained glass and mosaic. See the walls having the biblical themes. Also, this museum boasts of the extensive exhibits of the artists that dominate the walls of the museum. It is free and opens through the year for a sightseeing tour.

8. Musée des Beaux-Arts

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The best place to find collections of the extensive collection of works dating back in 15th and 20th centuries. The exhibits range from the French impressionist, Italian and Flemish works. Enjoy learning about the best artist like Sisley, Fragonard, Braque, and Degas. The museum is also home to the popular paintings of the Alexis and Adolf art collections. Take a walk in different rooms which are dedicated to showcasing specific attractions. Relax outside the museum as you get mesmerized by the well-developed landscape. One can easily access the museum throughout the year.

9. Place Garibaldi

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The Place Garibaldi is the exciting place situated a few meters from the Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain. It was designed and built in the 18th century, and currently, it boasts as one of the largest squares in the Nice city. It features the historical reference of the Italian freedom fighter. Take a tour of the museum to see the picture and painting that show the struggles during the fight until achieving the freedom. It is open throughout the year featuring the guided tours inside to learn about the various arts and their meaning.

10. Cathédrale Orthodoxe Russe Saint-Nicolas

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The Cathédrale Orthodoxe Russe Saint-Nicolas was built in 1912. It is considered as one the fabulous orthodox church that is located outside Russia. It is rich in attractive interiors that are made up of the ornamental icons, murals, and carved woodwork. The church is an iconic state of the art facility that has in be in existence for more than 50 years. Visitors should be sensitive to certain rules such as women should no put on mini skirts and shorts while men are prohibited from wearing bare-chested clothing. There are daily guided tours in different languages such as English, French, and Japanese.

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Nice is a beautiful place to enjoy and fun in different sightseeing places that range from the gardens, beaches, museum, parks, and towns. It is recognized as the place with a vibrant economy that has a substantial investment in tourist attractions. Nice gives a significant tourist attraction that fits all ages making this place indeed a must visit city.