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Destination Nice: the most Italian of French cities

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May is coming to big steps. And who says month of May, says holidays. So now is the perfect time to take a break from Paris and discover the big (or small) french cities. A few days ago, we advised you Bordeaux and its emblematic museums, this time we found you the best addresses in Nice. This metropolis perfectly located on the French Riviera offers the pleasure of the sea and the fun of the city. Walk in the sun on the iconic Promenade des Anglais, discover old Nice where you can enjoy the beautiful flower market and grow through superb museums of the capital of the Côte d'Azur. Whether you are with family, lovers or friends, the Nissa Bella is the perfect city to have a good time.


Where to sleep ?

Hotel Negresco 

Iconic hotel of Nice, the Negresco thrones over the city since now more than a century. With her amazing views on Promenade des Anglais. It attracts many tourists and even people from Nice looking for a luxurious experience.

It is in one of 102 rooms and 6 suites that you can sleep. The rooms are arranged either in a modern and contemporary style, either in a XNUMXth century atmosphere decorated with a four-poster bed. Richly decorated, some say that the rooms are the epitome of " taste of French ". You can also enjoy several restaurants including La Rotonde et The Chantecler here a Michelin star. The must of the must? The Negresco has its beach private. Cradled by the sea breeze, in verdigris and white colours, La Plage du Negresco has a bright atmosphere for each of your summer moments facing the Bay of Angels.


The Meridian 

Situated in the heart of Nice, a few steps from the Place Masséna, The Meridian at an ideal location.

Freshly renovated, the 318 15 bedrooms suites with terraces. The rooms offer stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea and/or the hotel garden. On the decorative side, the decorator Didier Gomez with the agency Saguez & Partner have chosen a design atmosphere with a few references to the 60s.

Nestled on the 9th floor, the fabulous spa awaits you with a wide range of treatments for total idleness. It's certain the large terrace on the top floor that you can enjoy a magnificent sunset. Located on the roof of the hotel, Restaurant La Terrasse, offers a breathtaking view of the Baie des Anges. It's the perfect spot for a romantic dinner… If you don't like pebbles or if you want a little peace and quiet when the beach is crowded… Enjoy a superb heated swimming pool on the roof, obviously with a view on the sea.


Anantara Plaza


Conceived by Charles Dalmas in 1848, theAnantara Plaza is undoubtedly one of most beautiful buildings from Nice. Find out at a few steps from Place Masséna, the Promenade des Anglais and the Galeries Lafayette, its superb Belle Epoque facade which dates from its first opening. Freshly renovated by London studio David Collins and by Jean-Paul Gomis, its interiors now display a very contemporary design.

Wood, marble and pastel tones characterize its 151 rooms and suites whose decoration pays homage to the golden age of the Côte d'Azur. Some of those located on the highest floors offer a superb panorama of the Baie des Anges. On the roofs of the majestic building, you will find the restaurant as well as the rooftop-Bar Seen By Olivier and their stunning views on the Mediterranean. The hotel's spa is another highlight. Offering a space of disconcerting modernity, synonymous with comfort and zen. Customers can enjoy the hammam, sauna, five treatment rooms for a massage or facial treatment. There is also a fitness room and a Bastien Gonzalez nail salon.

Antara Plaza – 12 Av. de Verdun, 06000 Nice


Where to eat ?

Le Plongeoir

Le Plongeoir is a real jewel of the Nice food scene, offering a unique dining experience in a enchanting setting. Located on a rock above the sea, this establishment offers a amazing views on the bay of Nice. The menu offers a inventive Mediterranean cuisine made with fresh, seasonal products, with particular attention given to seafood. The dishes are carefully prepared by the chef and presented with elegance to offer a unforgettable taste experience. The decor is also a Essential element experience at Le Plongeoir restaurant. With a elegant and warm atmosphere, customers can dine in a romantic and intimate setting, perfect for special occasions.

Le Plongeoir – 60 Bd Franck Pilatte, 06300 Nice


The little house

Restaurant The little house, located in the old town of Nice, quickly became a essential of the gastronomic scene local. Offering a fresh mediterranean cuisine and tasty, this restaurant is appreciated for its friendly and lively atmosphere. The menu at La Petite Maison offers a selection of dishes ranging from fresh seafood with grilled vegetables and tender meats. All prepared with quality and seasonal ingredients. Guests can enjoy the picturesque view of the old town of Nice while tasting the delicious dishes prepared by the chef. There wine menu is also impressive, offering a variety of local and international wines to accompany the dishes.

The Little House – 11 Rue Saint-François de Paule, 06000 Nice


Where to walk?

Visit the Old Town 

its local restaurants, it is the ideal place to stroll and discover the charms of the city. Place Rossetti, located in the center of the district, is a popular meeting place. It has many lively cafes and restaurants. There Sainte-Reparate Cathedral, built in the XNUMXth century, is also a place of must visit to admire his baroque architecture. The neighborhood is full of artisan shops and souvenir shops. They offer local products such as lavender soap, olive oil and wine. Gourmet restaurants or local cuisine, You can find everything there.


Shopping on rue Masséna

Located in the city center, the Massena Street is a iconic street of the metropolis. She connects Place Garibaldi to the Promenade des Anglais. It crosses several historic and tourist areas of the city. This pedestrian street is very lively thanks to its many shops, restaurants, cafes and souvenir shops. Lined with trees and fountains, you can walk along several monuments and historic buildings. Nearby you can see Place Massena, Place Garibaldi, the fountain of the sun and the fountain in Place Masséna. This street is also known for its colorful buildings, with facades decorated with trompe-l'œil and frescoes.


The Promenade des Anglais

It's here iconic walk of Nice, who along the Baie des Anges. She offers a magnificent view on the Mediterranean Sea. It's a favorite place for walks, jogging and cycling. It is bordered by sandy and pebble beaches, where visitors can enjoy the sun. There are also many restaurants, cafes, bars and hotels offering stunning sea views.


The Saleya Flower Market

The flower market Place Saleya is theone of the most famous markets from Nice. Located in the Old Nice, it is open every day. You can see a wide variety of fresh products. Like fruits and vegetables, herbs, spices, olives, cheeses, seafood and of course, flowers. THE colorful flower stalls are particularly noteworthy. There are roses, lilies, orchids, tulips and many more. The market is known for its friendliness, with a warm and lively atmosphere. 


Not to be missed!

Saint Nicholas Cathedral 

La st nicholas cathedral is a must when visiting Nice. Adorned with magnificent frescoes, sculptures and stained glass. We can see a statue of Saint Nicholas dating from the XNUMXth century, as well as a XNUMXth century Cavaillé-Coll organ. St. Nicholas Cathedral is considered one of the main religious monuments of the city from Nice. It is very popular with tourists for its architectural beauty and artistic. Perfectly located on the Rossetti Square you can enjoy the many cafes and restaurants that surround the cathedral. 

Saint Nicolas Cathedral – Av. Nicolas II, 06000 Nice


Chagall Museum

Located a few steps from the famous Arena of Cimiez park, Chagall Museum is devoted to the works of the famous painter Marc Chagall. It houses a permanent collection of his paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, stained glass and engravings. The museum's permanent collection includes a hundred works by Chagall. We even find certain masterpieces of his career, such as the series of “Bibles” or "Grimm's Tales". A must see. 

The Chagall Museum – Av. Dr Ménard, 06000 Nice


The Matisse Museum 

As the name suggests, the Musée Matisse is dedicated to the works of Henri Matisse. Built on the ruins of an ancient monastery of the XNUMXth century, its modern architecture contrasts with the historical aspect of the district. The museum's permanent collection includes over 400 works by the artist. This highlights the different periods of the artistic life of Matisse. Since its beginnings in the Fauvism until his last years when he worked on cut paper collages.

The Matisse Museum – 164 Av. des Arènes de Cimiez, 06000 Nice


Casino Barrière

Located on the Promenade des Anglais, in the heart of the city of Nice, the Barrier Casino is a great place to play in a luxurious and glamorous space. In addition to games of chance, the Casino Barrière de Nice offers a variety of events. The Casino organizes concerts, shows, art exhibitions and sporting events. The casino also has several restaurants, bars and lounges to relax and eat. The Casino Barrière offers a amazing views on the Mediterranean Sea.

Casino Barrière – 1 Prom. des Anglais, 06000 Nice


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