Culture & Travel7 June 2021
One of the places that travelers who want to explore the French riviera must-visit is Nice. Offering all the sought-after beauties of a typical French atmosphere, Nice has features that can make visitors happy in all seasons. So, what should be your must-have routes in the Nice trip? Let’s take a look at the 5 must-see places in Nice for those exploring the delightful harbor of the French Riviera.
One of the niches of many European cities is the Old Town districts. This is also true for the city of Nice. Filled with narrow streets and shops, this district is one of the most beautiful areas of Nice. In this sense, the starting point of the tour is the CoursSaleya square, where the famous flower and fruit market is set up. After you start your trip here, your next route may be Rossetti square, where you can visit the magnificent Réparate Cathedral, a church dedicated to Saint Reparata, the protector of the city.
Promenade des Anglais
One of the most striking corners ofNice is the city’s romantic coastline, Promenade des Anglais. Travelers who stop by Nice should definitely take a stroll along this unique coastline. Those who love walking, running, and skating can spend pleasant hours on this 7 km long coastline from the port to the airport. Travelers will be able to see the symbolic structures of the city closely during their walk.
Museums in Nice
After a pleasant walk along the coastline, you can visit the magnificent museums in Nice.
Matisse Museum: Although located a little far from the Old Town and in the Cimiez district, it is one of the most visited museums in Nice. The works of the Impressionist painter Matisse are exhibited in the building, which dates back to the 17th century.
Marc Chagall Museum: Named after Marc Chagall, the National Museum was born out of the need to find a safe place for the 17 canvases dedicated to the Bible, which the Belarusian artist donated to France in 1966.
Palais Lascaris: The building dates back to 1648, and thanks to recent renovations, it has become a fine museum. Among the exhibits is an incredible collection of truly original musical instruments.
Parc de la Colline du Château
One of the activities that will crown the trip to Nice is climbing the Parc de la Colline du Château. While those who want to go here with a pleasant walk, those who do not want to get tired can reach the top by elevator. Visitors reaching the top will find themselves in a unique 19-hectare park. You can walk in this area. If you wish, you can enjoy the playgrounds with your children. In the area where you can explore the ruins of the cathedral and the castle, you can also just stop and watch the unique view of the city. You can also see Nice’s unique coastline, Promenade des Anglais, from this summit point.
Phoenix Park is a botanical and zoo park located near Nice Airport. On the 7-hectare site, you will find very high biodiversity of both fauna and flora, with aviaries, marsupials, hedgehogs, otters, and a pond. Tropical plants and various bird specimens, including pink flamingos and several tropical climate greenhouses, are the highlights of the park. Phoenix Park also has a playground where children can spend time.