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The surroundings
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The surroundings

The must-see places in Nice

La Belle Nice has not stolen its nickname. The capital of the Côte d'Azur owes its fame to the emblematic places that have helped shape its image.

Starting with the Promenade des Anglais (2.4 km from the hotel). This long avenue, which perfectly follows the curves of the Baie des Anges, is the heart of the city and symbolises the unique atmosphere of the French Riviera.

The same applies to Place Masséna (1.1 km). Characterised by its red and white buildings and its arcades, it is a nerve centre of the city which hosts the famous Nice carnival. Avenue Jean-Médecin (800 metres) is a great place for shopping. For a bucolic break between two shops, head for the Albert 1er botanical garden (1.1 km), lined with palm trees and ancient rose gardens.

In the heart of the city, the port of Nice (2.7 km) attracts tourists and holidaymakers of all kinds with its colourful atmosphere. Small boats, yachts and gigantic ferries pass each other every day.

Finally, to see Nice from another angle, go for a walk to Mont Boron (4.3 km). Culminating at 191.3 m in altitude, it offers an exceptional view of the city.

Dive into the heart of Old Nice

Underneath its air of a chic and festive seaside resort, Nice is also steeped in history. You only have to walk through the streets of the old town (1.8 km) to understand this.

This district is attractive for its lively streets, lined with tall houses with colourful facades, but also for its liveliness. It is home to many picturesque restaurants and lively bars, as well as food and clothing shops.

Early in the morning, the appointment is made for the flower market of the Cours Saleya (1.6 km) which is among the most famous in France. Herbs from Provence, olives, Marseille soaps, Niçoise salad or pea flour... You will be amazed by its thousand and one colours and flavours.

To end the walk in style, enjoy the superb panoramic view from the Colline du Château de Nice (2.6 km). The highest point of the city can be reached on foot, by lift or by tourist train.

Nice, city of art and history

Nice is also a dynamic artistic and cultural city with a rich heritage. Many artists, including Matisse and Chagall, have been inspired by its charms. Their works are now on display in museums dedicated to them.

Like the Matisse Museum (2.6 km) and the Marc Chagall National Museum (1.6 km), the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (1.8 km) is a must-see. Located on the Promenade du Paillon, it houses more than 1300 works, all of which bear witness to the role Nice played in the development of innovative movements from the 1960s and 1970s to the present day.

The Villa Masséna (1 km) focuses on the history of the French Riviera. The Musée des Beaux Arts de Nice (1.4 km) has, among other things, an important collection by Jules Chéret, a painter and poster artist who died in Nice in 1932.

For a taste of history, don't hesitate to visit the Sainte Réparate cathedral (1.7 km), located in Vieux-Nice. The Basilica of Notre Dame de l'Assomption (650 metres) and the Cimiez Monastery (3.1 km) are also part of the city's architectural heritage.

The surrounding towns

The French Riviera is not limited to the "Bella Nissa". Take advantage of your stay in our Riviera Collection hotel to discover the surrounding towns.

Cannes, 30 kilometres away, also shines brightly, and not only for its international film festival. Perched on its rock, the principality of Monaco (14 km away) is just as attractive for its unique charm.

Let yourself be seduced by the secret coves of Cap d'Ail (19.9 km away) and the exceptional archaeological remains of Saint-Jean Cap-Ferrat (11 km away).

Further east, discover the town of Beaulieu-sur-Mer (10 km away), where the sea and the mountains live together in harmony. Villefranche-sur-Mer (8 km away) is a small medieval town full of sunshine.

It is impossible not to mention Menton (32 km away), a sun-drenched town which has made lemons its emblem, but which is also worth a visit for its wonderful gardens and its gourmet market.