Nice is distinguished by a wide variety of architectural styles, originating from different periods.
Over the centuries of its somewhat turbulent history, Nice has retained the imprint of each age ...
Monuments and churches
LA PLACE MASSÉNA
Built in the 1840s, Place Masséna remains the jewel of Nice. On the north side, elegant arcaded buildings are painted with the famous Pompeian red and to the East, there is a splendid perspective on the hills with their Tuscan charm. The square was...
- 06000 NICE Tel.:
Located in the heart of the city, the Port of Nice comprises 7ha of docks and a dozen wharfs, six for commercial activity. The Port of Nice, surrounded by 18th-century buildings in the Genoese style, is actually named Port Lympia. The architectural...
One of the few remaining examples of the decorated façades of Old Nice, this bas-relief dated 1584 shows Adam and Eve naked in the Garden of Eden, threatening each other with clubs. Perpendicular to Cours Saleya, this façade of this house is famous...
Rue de la Poissonnerie - Angle Cours Saleya - 06300 NICE Tel.:
CATHÉDRALE ORTHODOXE RUSSE PATRIARCAT DE MOSCOU
Classified as a historic building, this cathedral is the largest edifice of this type outside Russia. Inspired by the Muscovite style, it has a very richly decorated interior with many icons, murals and carved woodwork as well as an iconostasis of...
Av Nicolas II - Bd Tzarévitch - 06000 NICE Tel.: +33(0)9 81 09 53 45
The largest church in Nice and the first modern religious structure, the basilica of Notre-Dame was built after Nice became French (1864-1868). Inspired by the Cathedral of Angers with its two square towers, it is adorned with 19th-century...
Av Jean Médecin - 06000 NICE Tel.: +33(0)4 93 88 73 63
QUAI RAUBA CAPEU
At the foot of the Castle Hill, Promenade des Anglais becomes Quai des États-Unis along the old town, then Rauba Capeu, which offers one of the finest vistas on the Mediterranean Sea and the beautiful blue and ochre nuances along Promenade des...
Côté Est de la Promenade des Anglais - 06300 NICE Tel.:
LE PALAIS DE JUSTICE
Built from 1890-1892 on the site of the former Dominican convent, the Hall of Justice was built according to the very traditional principle of a colonnade and a great Neoclassical staircase.
Place du Palais - 06300 NICE Tel.:
Between Cours Saleya and the Sea, this row of buildings includes two 19th-century vaulted halls, now converted into municipal galleries, which host many exhibitions with a definite predilection for contemporary art. They host many exhibitions with a...
Promenade des Anglais - Cours Saleya - 06300 NICE Tel.:
BATTERIE DU MONT-BORON
The old fort known as ‘Batterie du Mont-Boron’ will soon be renovated by the world-renowned French architect Jean Nouvel, who is famous for the Musée du Quai Branly (Paris), Soho Hotel (New York), the great urban park of Barcelona... to make it...
Route Forestière du Mont-Boron - 06300 NICE Tel.:
LE FORT DU MONT-ALBAN
Built on a hilltop 222 metres above sea level, the Fort is a massive 16thcentury structure with bastions and bartizans. It offers an exceptional panorama including Italy (point of Bordighera), Cap d’Ail, Saint-Jean Cap-Ferrat, Baie des Anges, all...
Tel.: +33(0)4 92 00 41 90
LE CADRAN SOLAIRE
On Quai Rauba Capeu which links Promenade des Anglais to the Port, a most unusual sundial gives the time thanks to the shadow of the human head.
Côté Est de la Promenade des Anglais - 06300 NICE Tel.:
HÔTEL DE VILLE
Neoclassical on the outside and Art-Deco inside, this structure, built in 1730, was used successively as a seminary for the Diocese, a hospital and a barracks. Since 1860, it has been the Town Hall.
Rue de l'Hôtel de Ville - 06300 NICE Tel.:
ANCIEN HÔTEL RÉGINA
This former hotel was built in 1896 for English aristocrats and essentially Queen Victoria; construction took only eighteen months. With its impressive majestic silhouette, it bears witness to the splendours of the Belle Époque. In the 1930s, it was...
71 bd de Cimiez - 06000 NICE Tel.:
LE CIMETIERE DU MONASTÈRE DE CIMIEZ
Raoul Dufy, Roger Martin du Gard and Henri Matisse are buried in this cemetery which has many surprising monuments in memory of the departed.
Avenue du Monastère - 06000 NICE Tel.:
Built on the ramparts dismantled in the early 18th century, Cours Saleya, a pedestrian area in the heart of Old Nice, has become a picturesque part of the city, a must for tourist and locals alike. In this rectilinear baroque ochre setting, the flower...
Rue Saint-François-de-Paule - 06300 NICE Tel.:
Built on the shores of the famous Baie des Anges in 1912 by Niermans for the Romanian Henri Negresco, this Belle-Époque landmark is the only museum and luxury hotel in Nice. A listed historic building since 2003, it houses collections retracing five...
37 Promenade des Anglais - 06000 NICE Tel.:
MONUMENT AUX MORTS
At the foot of the Castle Hill, where Nice was born, the War Memorial was inaugurated in 1928 in the old quarries cut into the sides of the hill, in honour of the 4,000 people of Nice who died in World War I (1914-1918).
Place Guynemer - 06300 NICE Tel.:
With the appearance of the Allianz Riviera, the City of Nice has acquired a multifunctional facility to help enhance its international reputation as France’s leading business tourism destination after Paris.
Nice’s multi-purpose Allianz Riviera...
Bd des jardiniers - 06200 NICE Tel.:
CHAPELLE DE LA MISÉRICORDE
Built after 1740 and designed by the famous architect Bernardo Vittone, the chapel has an elliptical nave, with semicircular side chapels. The wealth of the decoration inside, the originality of its volumes and the murals by Bistolfi make this a...
Perched on the Mont Boron hill overlooking Nice's bay and the Villefranche-sur-Mer harbour, the Mont Alban fort was built around 1560 and was once one of the County of Nice's major defensive constructions. A tour of this site leads you deep into the... Closed : Monday all day, Tuesday morning, Wednesday all day, Thursday morning, Friday all day, Saturday all day, Sunday morning,
Centre du patrimoine - 14 rue Jules Gilly - 06300 NICE Tel.: +33(0)4 92 00 41 90