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
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.:
LA TOUR BELLANDA
Built on the foundations of a defensive structure razed to the ground during the French occupation under King Louis XIV, Tour Bellanda was home to the great 19th-century French composer Hector Berlioz while he was writing the King Lear...
Parc du Château - Escalier Lesage - 06300 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...
Nice owes this route its international standing! This famous seaside road is always elegantly decorated with flowers and follows the harmonious curve of Baie des Anges. Originally a footpath no more than 6 feet wide, it was widened by an Englishman,...
- 06000 NICE Tel.:
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.:
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
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.:
An exceptional example of civil baroque architecture, the Palais Lascaris is a recognised Musée de France, devoted to the art and music of the 17th and 18th centuries. Residence of the Lascaris-Vintimille family, this palace, a registered historic... Closed : Tuesday all day,
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.:
Place Saint-Roch - 06300 NICE Tel.:
EGLISE NOTRE DAME DU PORT
Place Ile de Beauté - 06300 NICE Tel.: +33(0)4 93 89 53 05
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.:
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.:
LA PLACE ROSSETTI
Ochre façades, fountains, flower-decked balconies, baroque cathedral and café terraces contribute to the life of this bustling square, one of the most picturesque in Old Nice.
- 06300 NICE Tel.:
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
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.:
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...
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...
- 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.:
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...