Nice: what to do and see, the Bay of Angels, French Riviera


What to see in Nice, attractions and places to visit, what to do in the city on the Bay of Angels and major center of the French Riviera.

Travel Guide Nice

Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, on a plain little extended in width and bounded naturally by the mountain massif of Mercator, Nice enjoys a mild climate all year round, is the fifth French city by population. Lying along the Great Bay of Angels and major center of the French Riviera, Nice is surrounded by green hills, including the Cimiez hills where there are archaeological finds from the Roman era, and the Mont Boron, in the east.

It’s a French town from 1861, before belonged to the House of Savoy. From the Promenade des Anglais, reminiscent of the Belle Epoque, leads to the popular pebble beaches. And home to an ancient university. The city’s economy is based primarily on tourism, the port on the activity and the flower market and fruit and vegetables. In Nice, there are also important food and textile industries. The climate of Nice is subtropical, much mitigated by the sea thanks to the shelter consists of the surrounding peaks.

Places to visit in Nice

On the hill of Cimiez was the ancient city of Cemenelum, founded by the Romans, of which remain the Amphitheatre, the Public Baths and the Archaeological Museum. In addition to the Archaeological Museum, we recommend a visit to other museums including ol Art Museum and History, the Departmental Museum of Asian Arts, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Matisse Museum, the International Museum of Art Naif Anatole Jakovsky , the National Museum, the Franciscan Museum. Place Massena is one of the most picturesque squares of Nice, with its distinctive white and gray tile flooring and the wonderful works of modern art artist Jaume Plensa, made by reproduction of human figures in large size at sunset assume that the bright colors that increase its rare beauty.

Present in the same square also a branch of the Galerie Lafayette, a beautiful fountain shooting water jets very high and a monument dedicated to the French Riviera. Nice addition to the atmosphere is cozy kind of cosmopolitan and is pleasant to walk through the streets of downtown exploring the many shops and taste some typical dishes in the restaurants of French cuisine.

It is also worth visiting the outdoor market of Cours Saleya where there are local products.

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