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NICE - French Riviera

NICE 

Nice is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Nice was occupied by the Italians in 1940, creating a distinct culture from its' unique history.

 

Nice is full of Mediterranean beaches that are armoured with pebbles, not sand. If you're not a fan of pebble beaches, don't worry, stepping on these pebbles won't hurt your feet.

 

PROMENADE DES ANGLAIS

The Nice coastline length streches about 7 km. There are several great restaurants and shops around the Promenade anglais. It is very relaxing to walk along the promenade and capture all the wonderful sea views.

 

Enjoy the salty breeze and the beautiful view of the ocean by taking a leisurely stroll on the beach. You can sit on the beach for a while, or just lie down and take a quick nap under the warm sun. Nice is the perfect place to relax due to its laid-back atmosphere.

 

RUE PARADIS

While walking through the promenade Anglais, you will find Rue Paradis. It is in the pedestrian area right next to all the boutiques and shops. 

 

Paradis is the pedestrian only zone of shops and cafés, with Rue Paradis noted for its elegant shops. Along this road you can find Chanel, Armani, Hermes, Max Mara, Sonia Rykeil, Louis Vuitton and more high-end names.

 

LA COLLINE DU CHATEAU 

The Castle Park (Parc du Chateau), also referred to as the Castle Hill (Colline du Chateau), is the highest altitude in Vieux Nice (92 meters above the sea level). This is the place where the ruins of the former Chateau de Nice can be found. 

 

You can access it on foot from Old Nice and Place Garibaldi at the end of Quai des États-Unis or on the Little Tourist Train. You can take the elevator to go up, but there are not many stairs.

 

# I LOVE NICE

On the right side of the Castle Hill entrance there is a hashtag installation art. Large letters spelling out 'I love Nice' sit on the corner making a great place to take a photo.

 

VIEILLE VILLE

The Old Town of Nice (or Vieux Nice as the locals call it) is one of the city's main attractions and a must-see for any visitor. This area is what makes Nice different and special. Sure, there are the typical cheap tourist shops, bars and restaurants. But, unlike the rest of the city, Old Town is seducing and charming. It has something for everyone, to enjoy morning to night.

 

When you pass the market in the Old City, the sea view between the arches is so beautiful. The sea looks as clear as a mirror reflecting the clouds above. The reality is just as good as you could imagine.

 

COURS SALEYA

Cours Saleya market in Nice is at the heart of the Old Town and it's always pulsating with life. Split between its beautiful flower market and rightly famous food market. There are some old restaurants such as LE SAFARI, where you can enjoy a delicious lunch.

 

MAMAC

MAMAC NICE, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Nice, is famous for their collection of Nice's famous painter Yves Klein.

Address : Place Yves Klein, 06000 Nice

Opening Hours : closed from Tuesday to Sunday 11:00 - 18:00 / Monday

Tickets : 10 euros for adults, 18 years of age free admission

 

Yves Klein paintings on display as part of Blue Revolution exhibition called "international klein blue", international IKB is a dark blue color and he registers for that color Patent.  Neo-realist painters and sculptors such as Yves Klein, Marcel Duchamp and James Lee Bias, gave ordinary, expressive power and used mundane reality to produce unusual effect. 

 

On the rooftop of the Modern Art Museum, you can admire the view of Nice's Old City.

 

PLACE MASSENA

Place Massena is a beautiful outdoor space with a lovely fountain, framed by magnificent buildings. There are restaurants at the edges and vast areas to walk or sit and admire the view. There are shops on all the roads into the square and it beams with bars and restaurants. As you walk towards the sea front (down one road and across a pretty plant filled area) there is an amazing fountain with a statue of Apollo.

 

MUSEE MARC-CHAGALL 

Chagall Museum is located close to the Nice train station.

Address : 36 Avenue Dr Ménard, 06000 Nice

Opening Hours : Monday to Sunday: 10: 00-18: 00 / Closed on Tuesdays

Tickets : 10 euros for adults, free for under 18 years old

 

Marc Chagall's painting that was painted in a truly special color.

 


Author, Photo : Han Jae-un

Translator : Gisella AZEVEDO