Nice: Picture-perfect Coastline in the South of France

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Nice is the capital of the Alpes-Maritime, often featured as the world's most famous shoreline situated on the beautiful French Riviera. It's home to a range of different fascinating tourist attractions in the area such as museums, churches, gorgeous scenery 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 is the old town of Nice also popularly known as 'Babazouk'. The area is full of picturesque sights and charming architecture to experience with a wonderful relaxing atmosphere. Make sure to head to the Musée Dufy museum to see some of the best cultural attractions and artwork displayed there. The collection of paintings are attractive that show the beautiful landscape and wonderfully captures the scenes of the countryside around Nice. Explore the town to see the historical Baroque church that dates back to 17th century and check out the stunning cathedral with its outstanding interior designs.

2. Promenade des Anglais

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The most intriguing place to take a visit that has gorgeous and enticing sandy beaches. Formed by an extension of pathway 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 theater. Take a look at the national arts and historical archives in the national royal museum named after the Queen Victoria's son. There are various fun activities to try out on the beach such as 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 a hill rising over the coastline of Nice. 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.

A hill-side park that rises up over the coastline of Nice, Castle Hill Park is home to some beautiful scenery, wonderfully maintained gardens along with a number of picturesque waterfalls.

4. Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

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The 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 Olitski and Larry Poons making it stand out as an innovative museum. Also, it is home to the theater where one can enjoy numerous performances from popular musicians and comedians. The interior of the building is attractive and retains a number of pictures engraved all along the wall. It's free entry and remains open Tuesdays through to Sunday from 10 AM – 6 PM.

5. Cimiez Monastery

The natural and beautiful gardens surround the Cimiez Monastery located near to the Roman amphitheater. It was formerly the monastery in the 17th century. Tourists get 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. Albert I Garden

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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 theater 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 a French national museum that is named and dedicated towards the renowned painter Marc Chagall. It was opened in 1993 to show works and attractions inspired by 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. The museum is free and opens throughout the year for visitors.

8. Musée des Beaux-Arts

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The best place to find collections of fine art dating back to the 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, boasts one of the largest squares in the 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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Built in 1912, the Cathédrale Orthodoxe Russe Saint-Nicolas is considered as one of the most beautiful orthodox churches found outside Russia. This stunning building is full of
some beautifully designed interiors decorated with ornamental icons, murals and detailed carved woodwork.

The Cathédrale Orthodoxe Russe Saint-Nicolas was built in 1912. It is considered as one of the most beautiful orthodox churches found outside Russia. It's rich in attractive interiors that are made up of ornamental icons, murals, and beautifully 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 also daily guided tours in various different languages such as English, French, and Japanese.


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 perfect for all ages making this place indeed a must visit city.