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  • 2 Boulevard Victor-Hugo

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    bd Victor-Hugo F - 06000 Nice

    Quite a lively main thoroughfare lined with plane trees and buildings with fantastic façades, including Palais Meyerbeer at no45 with wrought-iron work and cherubs, and the delightful neo-Classical Villa Abbo at no22.

  • 3 Albert-Ier gardens

    Nature and gardens

    Avenue de Verdun F - 06000 Nice

    These gardens feature an open-air theatre, a fountain by Volti and a huge arc-shaped sculpture by Bernar Venet. Casino Ruhl is on the corner of avenue de Verdun and promenade des Anglais, which run alongside.

  • 4 Chapelle de l'Annonciation

    Religious buildings

    r. de la Poissonnerie F - 06200 Nice

    Built in the 13C and completely remodelled in the 17C, this chapel has a simple façade which contrasts with the exuberant Baroque interior of balustrades and altars, retables and painted and coffered vaulted ceilings. The chapel is known locally as S..

  • 5 Cathédrale Ste-Réparate

    Religious buildings

    r. Ste-Réparate F - 06000 Nice

    Its Genoese-style 18C dome brightens up the old town with its 14 000 varnished tiles; its fine 19C façade, meanwhile, balanced and colourful in line with Baroque tastes, contributes to the animation on the pleasant Place Rossetti. Built in 1650 by Ni..

  • 6 Place St-François

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place St-François F - 06000 Nice

    The 18C former Palais Communal (town hall) today houses the Bourse du Travail (trades council). Behind it is Saint-François bell tower, the remains of a convent that was transferred to Cimiez. There's a fish market every morning around the fountain. ..

  • 7 St-Martin-St-Augustin church

    Religious buildings

    1 pl. Sincaire F - 06000 Nice

    This is the oldest parish in Nice (1510). Luther is said to have celebrated a mass in this church, and Garibaldi was baptised there. It boasts a beautiful Baroque interior. The Pietà in the centre of the retable is by Louis Bréa.

  • 8 Monument to Catherine Ségurane

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Rue Neuve F - 06000 Nice

    This eroïna nissarda (heroine from Nice) is said to have defended the town against the French and their Turkish allies in 1543. The monument is a bas-relief sculpture dating from 1923.

  • 9 Bellanda tower

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Parc du Château F - 06300 Nice

    Berlioz lived in this 19C circular bastion built on a tower of the old citadel.

  • 10 Cimiez amphitheatre

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Avenue des Arènes-de-Cimiez F - 06000 Nice

    This modestly-sized (65 x 56m) Roman amphitheatre (arènes) could once seat 4,000 spectators. Remains of the entrance passageways still stand.

  • 11 Musée Archéologique

    Museums and art

    160 av. des Arènes-de-Cimiez F - 06000 Nice

    The archaeological museum contains bronzes and ceramics illustrating the major Mediterranean civilisations and a magnificent mask of Silenus. The region's Ligurian and Roman history is shown through an archaic statuette of the warrior of Mount Bégo, ..

  • 12 Château de Valrose

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    28 Avenue de Valrose F - 06100 Nice

    This neo-Gothic château, today home to Nice University's science faculty, was built by Baron von Derwies, the man who created the Russian railway. He also erected an izba (traditional Russian log house) in the gardens.

  • 13 Naval museum

    Museums and art

    Parc du Château F - 06300 Nice

    The exhibits in the Musée Naval include models of ships and the port, navigation instruments and old pictures of Nice.

  • 14 Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle

    Museums and art

    60 bd Risso F - 06300 Nice

    This is the city's first municipal museum, founded in 1846 by two local naturalists Jean-Baptiste Vérany and Jean-Baptiste Barla. Its storerooms contain over one million specimens (zoology, botany and geology) originating mainly from the Mediterranea..

  • 15 Vieux-Logis priory

    Museums and art

    59 av. St-Barthélémy F - 06100 Nice

    Reconstruction of a medieval interior inside a 16C farm. Beautiful works of art, furniture, tools from daily life and a striking kitchen.

  • 16 Église St-Barthélémy

    Religious buildings

    11 Montée Claire F - 06000 Nice

    The church houses a lovely triptych by François Bréa showing the enthroned Virgin Mary surrounded by Saint John the Baptist and Saint Sebastian.

  • 17 Terra Amata human palaeontology museum

    Archaeological and historical sites

    25 bd Carnot F - 06300 Nice

    Located on a prehistoric site where the oldest human dwellings (400,000 years old) have been found, this museum presents an educational exhibition of carved stone tools, bone remains, casts of dwelling floors, laboratory analyses of the environment a..

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