If you are looking for an exotic and extraordinary holiday, then Nice is the ideal destination to visit. Situated in the beautiful country of France, Nice attracts countless number of tourists from all over the world. A trip to France is always incomplete without a shirt stay at Nice.
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The divine scenic and natural beauty is something that will mesmerize your senses. Along with gorgeous sightseeing options, you can get the best of shopping and dining opportunities in the city of Nice. Another benefit for all the art lovers is the fine and rare art museums and facades in the city.
Since it is very obvious that while visiting France you won’t be planning a stay only in the city of Nice and visit other escapades as well, the stay will be quite a short one. You can however extract the best out of your holiday by listing down your priorities. Check out this travel guide with the top major tourist attractions in Nice to help you in the best way possible-
Must See Places in Nice
Colline du Chateau
This beautiful castle hill is one of its kinds in France. Being 302 feet high, there is an elevator provided to visit the top most part of the place. There are quite a number of remains of historical structures that is worth a watch here at Colline du Chateau.
The ruins of two churches are something that you just shouldn’t miss when visiting Nice. You can also get your eyes on a panoramic view of the harbor here. The visit won’t take more than a couple of hours from your travel itinerary. The place is very well known for its fine archeology.
Fine Arts Museum
As the name suggests, Fine Arts Museum is the perfect place for those who have a love for art and culture. You can get a good idea about French art here at this destination of Nice.
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French paintings are something that this museum specializes in. along with this, you have a chance to check out some artifacts from Italy as well. Spend a good amount of time seeing the rare art collections and exhibits as well as sculptures.
Cathedrale Orthodoxe Russe St. Nicholas
If you are looking for a visit to only the top most tourist attractions in Nice, then Cathedrale Orthodoxe Russe St. Nicholas deserves to be in the list for sure.
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The church is a fine reflection of art and culture of France. The wood work of the structure is something that is worth a watch. Along with being one of the historical landmarks in the city, the church has iconic and rare art collections displayed in its galleries.
Another true example of innovation and art in the city of Nice is the Matisse Museum. The place displays the works of the well-known artist Henri Matisse and so is named after him.
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You can also know a lot about his life and his career here at the museum along with the works he is responsible for. Another attraction for tourists here is the gift shop where they can get a hand on fine souvenirs to take back home.
If you are looking to a relaxed and peaceful day in Nice, then make a visit to the Neptune Beach. Being a private beach area, the place is free from hustle bustle of the city and provides calm and compose environment for the tourists.
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The beach is a part of the famous Promenade des Anglais. Whether you are looking for a tranquil sun bath or a place where your children can enjoy beach activities, Neptune Beach is the ideal getaway in Nice.
Cemenelum Roman Settlement
The place is one of the best sightseeing destinations in Nice. It gives you a feel of the history and ruins of the Roman settlement.
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There is a church that will offer a striking sight to the tourists. In the past, the place was used as an amphitheater by the Romans.
Along with a great view of Russian architecture here at the Russian Cathedral in Nice, it also provides the tourists with a beautiful sight of nature and rare flora and fauna.
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The towers in the background of the church are something that will take you off your feet! This is a must see attraction in the city of Nice.
One of the most extraordinary historic places that Nice is really proud of having is the Palais Lascaris. You will definitely be captivated by the architecture and luxurious interiors of this palace.
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Along with this don’t miss the ancient pharmacy in Palais Lascaris if you want to extract the best out of this destination.
Another beautiful church that can be easily added to your travel itinerary is the St. Jacques.
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The best part is that the visit won’t take much of your time as well as provide you with a fascinating view of fine French architecture and art. This place is undoubtedly one of the top tourist attractions in Nice.
As the name says it all, Nice Port is the port of the city where you can not only get a feeling of old Nice but also have fun by riding in ferries.
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Another benefit for all the party lovers is the number of nightclubs that Nice Port has in store for them.
The entire area provides the best options for shopping when you are in Nice. Along with the basic daily household items you can also pass some good time at the parks here in this area.
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So if you have some time left in the holiday plan, then make sure you check the hustle bustle of this city here in Vieille Ville.
Monastere Notre Dame de Cimiez
Don’t forget to add this destination in your travel guide for Nice! This place is situated in the Cimiez district that goes uphill. The monastery is full of art masterpieces for your view.
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Capture them in your memory so that you can cherish them all your life.
These are the top most attractions that you get to see in Nice. There are more to this city than the places mentioned above, but then only if you have time in hand are they worth visiting.