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
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...
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.:
LE PALAIS DE LA MÉDITERRANÉE
A temple to gambling and the arts in the Interwar years, in 1927, the year of its construction, it became the world’s most grandiose casino. In 2004, after three years of works, that life was re-instilled in the legend with its Art-Deco architecture...
11 Promenade des Anglais - 06000 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
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.:
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.:
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
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.:
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.:
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.:
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.:
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 SAINT-JACQUES-LE-MAJEUR DITE DU JESUS (GESU)
Built in the Baroque style starting in 1607 by the Jesuits, the ‘Gesù’ church is richly decorated with many ornaments, stucco, false marble, cherubs and medallions. The blue of its façade dominates the small square that bears its name and from...
Rue Droite - 06300 NICE Tel.:
STÈLE EN MÉMOIRE DE CATHERINE SÉGURANE
Every year, a tribute is paid to Catherine Ségurane by a procession through the old city ending with mass in "niçois" in the Saint Martin Saint Augustin church, and flowers are placed on the monument in her honour.
In 1543, the Count of Enghien,...
rue Sincaire - 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 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 PLACE ILE-DE-BEAUTE
Aligned symmetrically on either side of the church of Notre- Dame du Port (Church of the Immaculate Conception), the buildings and houses on the square form an exemplary complex in the Neoclassical style. Also called ‘Place du Port’, its harbour...
- 06300 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
EGLISE NOTRE DAME DU PORT
Place Ile de Beauté - 06300 NICE Tel.: +33(0)4 93 89 53 05
LA PLACE GARIBALDI
The first extension of Old Nice northward, Place Garibaldi today is lined by elegant yellow ocher façades with green shutters and vaulted porticoes, in which the Blue Penitents’ chapel, Chapelle du Saint-Sépulcre, is perfectly integrated. A statue...