When you decide to go on holiday or just few days to travel in Europe a possible place can be Nice. It is one of the largest city in France, have an exceptional climate and attracts people from all over the world with his beauty. Even in the winter the cafe terraces are filled with people happily drinking.
The number one tourist attraction in Nice is quite clearly the sea. With 7 kilometres of beach along the Promenade des Anglais, Nice has one of the longest and most famous beaches of the French Riviera.
To the west of the old city is “Castle Hill” – La colline du château.It is a park filled with luxuriant Mediterranean trees and shrubs, separating the beach to the west from the old port. One of the best things about visiting Castle Hill is the fantastic viewpoint which overlooks the Bay of Nice.
Nice is also a city of art and culture and after Paris, has the most museums in France.Best of these is the Musée Matisse: to get there take bus 15 from stop Deloye Dubouchage, near the hotel Crillon). Located in a villa, the Matisse Museum has a great collection of works spanning the artist’s lifetime.
Half way up to the Matisse Museum, the bus route takes you past another great museum, the Chagall Museum, on the Boulevard de Cimiez. The collection comprises some 400 works by Chagall, including the series of 17 of Chagall’s great biblical paintings.
Even closer to the old city is the MAMAC, or Museum of modern art and contemporary art, with works by Yves Klein, Niki de Saint Phalle, Andy Warhol, Roy Liechtenstein, and many others. This museum is located just 100 metres from the Place Garibaldi.
The architecture of Nice can be astonishing with the wild exaggerations of the Belle Époque style or the Baroque influenced houses and mansions on the hills of Mont Boron.
Fabulous creations have been realized in the floral gardens and parks of the hills of the Chateau, the Chambrun park or the Espace Massena.
Castel Plague is arguably the most beautiful private beach in the entire region. Its sparkling white sands and vivid blue waters make for a perfectly picturesque setting for sunbathing or generally splashing in the water .
Parc Phoenix is home to one of the largest greenhouses in all of Europe and is an absolutely delightful experience for children and adults alike. At Parc Phoenix, it is worth setting aside enough time to allow you explore the different zones of this attraction, all of which feature a wide variety of flowers, plants and trees. For those who prefer fauna over flora, there are plenty of animals to check out while you’re here, including iguanas, turtles, otters and even flamingos!
There is the Nice Jazz Festival held in the arena, the gardens of Cimiez, and the flower “war” on the Promenade des Anglais in which participate the prettiest women on the Cote d’Azur.
Each day on the Cours Saleya there is the great flower market where one can also find fruit and vegetables in the mornings. Each quarter in Nice is alive with markets, boutiques and restaurants making the whole city a lively place to visit.