Visit Nice and discover everything the capital of the French Riviera has to offer. We’ve put together a list of the best sights in Nice.
The Parc du Château is one of Nice’s most spectacular sights. At an altitude of 92 metres, it offers a breathtaking panoramic view over the city. On a clear day you can see all the way to Bay of Angels and the promenade at Port de Nice. You will also find the ruins of the Château de Nice there. A day trip you must take during your city trip to Nice.
Marc Chagall is one of the greatest modernistic painters we know. The best place to admire his work is in the light, modern museum that show Chagall’s enormous canvases with biblical themes. The location of this museum in itself makes this one of the most exceptional sights in Nice: it is located on an idyllic spot, high on a hill, hidden among the leaves and in complete silence.
On this spacious central square, you will encounter beautiful buildings in a Southern Italian architectural style. Unique: it is surrounded by palm trees, palaces and pine trees and is situated opposite a couple of lovely fountains and gardens. Do not miss the seven statues, symbolising the seven continents. The square, which opens up on to a large shopping street, is filled with bustling activity. Perfect to sample the atmosphere of the city during your citytrip in Nice.
You must include the Sainte-Réparate Cathedral on your list of sights to see in Nice. This was named after the holy Réparate, who was arrested at the age of 11 during the Persecution of Christians. She was thrown in an oven, but managed to escape unharmed. Later on she was beheaded. Her body was placed in a boat, which was blown by the breath of angels to the Bay of Angels near Nice.
This square has been recently renovated and is a wonderful example of Neoclassical architecture in France. As it is located in the heart of the old city centre of Nice, the Place du Palais de Justice is close to everything. There are numerous great restaurants and bars in the vicinity. On the square you will find Nice’s impressive Palais de Justice, a sight in itself.