Nice – Cote d’Azur – descriptions, history, attractions, shopping.

Of course, Nice (Nice) – the capital of the Côte d’Azur. The city is situated on the bay Baie des Anges (“Bay of Angels”), at the foot of the coastal Alps. The most famous is the seven-kilometre-long seaside avenue, lined with palm trees and built up with grand tenement houses and rococo-style mansions, and hotels – Promenade des Anglais – stretching along the shores of the bay to the airport. One of the most famous buildings on the Promenade des Anglais is Hotel Negresco.

Nice, located on the shores of the Mediterranean in southern France, is a city that is famous for its beautiful scenery, culture and history. Here is a list of attractions to see during your stay in Nice.

I. Promenade des Anglais

  • The Promenade is a popular walking avenue along the seafront, overlooking the beaches and azure coastline.
  • It is the perfect place for a relaxing walk or bike ride.
  • You can also see beautiful buildings on the Promenade, such as the famous Hotel Negresco.

II. Old Nice

  • The Old Town is a historic district of Nice that has retained its medieval character.
  • Its narrow streets, squares and colourful buildings are reminders of the city’s history.
  • In the Old Town you can see, among others, the Cathedral of Saint Reparata, Rossetti Square and the Town Hall.

III. Cours Saleya

  • This is a colourful market located in the heart of the Old Town.
  • The market offers fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers and handicrafts.
  • Cours Saleya is a great place to have lunch or coffee in one of the charming cafes.

IV. Matisse Museum

  • This is a museum dedicated to the work of Henri Matisse, a famous artist who lived and worked in Nice.
  • The museum displays many of the artist’s works, including drawings, paintings and sculptures.
  • It is the ideal place for art and culture lovers.

V. Castle on the hill

  • The Castle on the Hill is an 18th-century fortress that offers beautiful views of the city and the Mediterranean.
  • There is also a park at the top of the hill with beautiful gardens, fountains and statues.
  • This is the perfect place for a romantic walk or picnic.

VI. Museum of Contemporary Art

  • This is a museum dedicated to contemporary art, with a collection of works by artists from all over the world.
  • The museum is located in the Massena Palace, with beautiful gardens and views of the Mediterranean.
  • It is the perfect place for art and culture lovers.

Nice is a city that offers many attractions for tourists from all over the world. Beautiful beaches, culture and history, and excellent cuisine are just some of the reasons to visit this beautiful city.

Nice is a combination of the dynamics of a big city and the charm of a seaside resort. The city is saturated with beautiful parks and gardens with sculptures and fountains, surrounded by olive groves and fruit orchards. Park “Floral Phoenix”(Parc Floral Phoenix) is a tropical garden with a variety of exotic fish, birds and butterflies.
In February, the people of Nice witness a thrilling spectacle – the annual carnival. Parades, indulgences, colourful “flower battles”On the Promenade des Anglais, performances, great evening entertainment full of fireworks, rock and techno concerts, prestigious parties and banquets.

History of Nice.

Nice was founded in the 5th century BC and was founded by the Greeks. The name comes from the name of the goddess of victory – Nike. In the nineteenth century, the English aristocracy fell in love with Nice, and then the French. In their time, the city was liked to visit: Dumas, Nietzsche, Apollinaire, Flaubert, Victor Hugo, George Sand, Stendhal, Chateaubriand.

Interesting places – it is worth visiting.

St. Nicholas Cathedral – Russian orthodox church. The cathedral was built in 1859 and is considered the oldest Russian church in Eastern Europe. It is located in the city center and is declared a French National Cultural Monument.

English Embankment (Promenade des Anglais) – a wide boulevard overlooking the bay stretches about 10 km along the entire city. Museums: Matisse, Chagall, Rodina, Chekhov, House of the Museum of Art and History, Museum of Modern Art. The Matisse Museum has gathered the largest collection of works by masters of painting.

Museum of Fine Arts opened in 1928 – it carries a collection of works by artists and sculptors who worked on the French Riviera: Jules Cheret, Gustave Adolf Mossa, Jean-Baptiste Carpo, Francois Rude and Auguste Rodin, there are also ceramics painted by Picasso. There used to be a castle on the hill, which was pulled down in 1706 and there are not many stones left in this place. Now there is a park with a pine forest and exotic flowers. On the northern slope is the largest cemetery in France. From the top of the hill you have a great view of the city. Most of the Old Town buildings were built in the 11th – 13th centuries.

Nice attractions

Every Sunday in May, Nice celebrates the return of spring. On these days, balls, picnics and concerts are organized. Before the Catholic holiday of Lent begins flower festival. The English Promenade is decorated with beautiful flower arrangements, garlands of live flowers hang on the facades of the palaces. Club Grand Eskurial – the largest in Nice can accommodate up to 1,200 people. In the evening, the room acts as a bar-restaurant, and after midnight it turns into a nightclub. Nice – a popular recreation and health center. Here, patients with diseases of the lungs and upper respiratory tract, with functional disorders of the nervous system and anemia are treated.

What are the popular restaurants in Nice?

Beli Delhi – Indian restaurant, located in the old city of Nice. It serves up excellent Indian cuisine. All waiters speak good english and french. “At the nanny’s”- one of the best is preparing here bouillabaisse (fish soup with garlic and spices, common in southern France). Waiters tell about the secrets of cooking this dish. The restaurant also offers an extensive wine list.

On shopping to Nice.

Market Cours Saleyawhere flowers, vegetables and fruits are sold, it opens every morning. On Mondays, the market turns into a flea market.