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
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.:
ÉGLISE ET MONASTÈRE FRANCISCAIN DE CIMIEZ
On the site of a Benedictine chapel, the church was later part of a Franciscan convent and became the site of a popular pilgrimage in the 16th century. The church houses three key works by the gothic painter Louis Brea of Nice and a monumental...
Av du Monastère - 06000 NICE Tel.: +33(0)4 93 81 00 04
LA PLACE SAINT-FRANCOIS
Of the former Franciscan convent, all that remains is a small
part of the cloister. The recently restored bell tower (Tour de l’Horloge) dominating the lively square where the fish market is held every morning (except Monday) around the dolphins’...
- 06300 NICE Tel.:
ÉGLISE SAINTE-JEANNE D'ARC
A stunning realization made of concrete painted white, the Joan of Arc church was built by the architect Jacques Droz in the early 1930s, with exceptional consistency between the materials, shapes and aesthetic design. The 65-metre bell tower adorned...
The Franciscan cross on the square is a copy of the original inside the church dated 1477. The marble cross 5.80 metres high bears several finely carved figures including the Seraph described in Saint Francis of Assisi’s visions.
- 06000 NICE Tel.:
ÉGLISE DE L'ANNONCIATION DITE SAINTE-RITA
Generally known as Saint Rita’s, for the patron saint of desperate causes canonized in 1900, the church was rebuilt in the 17th century and dedicated first to Saint Giaume (Saint James), then Notre-Damede-l’Annonciation. With its dark outer...
1 rue de la Poissonnerie - 06300 NICE Tel.: +33(0)4 93 62 13 62
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.:
28 av de Pessicart - 06100 NICE Tel.:
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.:
Place Saint-Roch - 06300 NICE Tel.:
LE PALAIS DE LA PRÉFECTURE
The palace of the Dukes of Savoy in the 17th century, a hospital during the French Revolution and the Prefecture when Nice became French in 1860, this building has been renovated several times. Today, after having had different functions, the Palais...
1 place du Palais de Justice (rue de la Préfecture) - 06300 NICE Tel.:
LA TÊTE CARRÉE
Devised by the sculptor Sacha Sosno, the ‘Square Head’ is the key symbol of the city’s contemporary architecture. This 30 metres high and 14 metres wide monument-sculpture is not open to the public and houses the offices of the Louis Nucéra...
2 place Yves Klein - 06000 NICE Tel.:
This church, which became a Cathedral in the 16th century, is the largest sanctuary in Old Nice. Inspired by early Baroque architectural models from Rome, the structure has a basilical layout; with a triple nave and a transept. The decoration of the...
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
VISITE GUIDEE DU FORT DU MONT-ALBAN
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
MAISON D'ADAM ET EVE
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.:
ÉGLISE SAINT-MARTIN DITE SAINT-AUGUSTIN
The present church dates mainly from the 17th century; among the fine works it contains, there is a Pietà, a panel painting attributed to Louis Brea (ca. 1504). The Augustinian convent became a barracks after the French Revolution, renamed ‘Caserne...
Place Saint-Augustin - 06300 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.:
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...
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...