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Monuments and churches

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 Saint-Francois
Old Nice
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
Église Sainte-Jeanne d'Arc
North Nice
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...

11 rue Grammont - 06000 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 86 33 07
L' Eglise Saint Michel
The building was constructed in the 18th century (1757). Mass on Sunday at 10:00 am
Situated at the heart of the city, Saint Michael's church presents all the features of a simple baroque style. It contains many riches: The Grinda Brothers' organ...

Place Abbé Lorenzoni - 06230 VILLEFRANCHE-SUR-MER
Tel.: 04 93 01 01 46
Église Saint-Martin dite Saint-Augustin
Old Nice
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
Monastère Franciscain de Cimiez
North Nice
The Monastery of Cimiez consists of the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, the Franciscan Museum and its gardens.
The church, built by the Benedictine monks, was later the chapel of the former Franciscan monastery and became a popular place of...

Av du Monastère - 06000 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 81 00 04
Citadelle de Villefranche-Sur-Mer
Overlooking one of the world’s most beautiful bays, Villefranche-sur-Mer and its 16th-century listed historic citadel offer an exceptional unexpected setting.
In 1543, war broke out on our shores as 110 Barbarossa galleys landed in Villefranche,...

La Citadelle - Jardin Binon - 06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 76 33 30
La Tour Saint-Francois
Old Nice
The Tour Saint-François, 50 m high, dominates Nice and provides a breathtaking 360° view over the city.
Historic monument. Ticket sales on-site (reservation not required). No guided visits. Before enjoying the beautiful view, you have to swallow a...

Closed : Monday all day, Tuesday all day, Wednesday all day, Thursday all day, Friday all day,

2 ruelle Saint-André - 06300 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)497132638
Le Palais de La Préfecture
Old Nice
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
Le Cadran Solaire
Nice-Sea side
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
Eglise Anglicane Saint-Michael

11 chemin des Myrtes - 06310 BEAULIEU-SUR-MER
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 01 45 61
Le Palais de Justice
Old Nice
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
Hôtel de Ville
Old Nice
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
La Promenade des Anglais
Nice-Sea side
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
Quai Rauba Capeu
Nice-Sea side
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
La Place Masséna
City center
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
Église Saint-Jacques-Le-Majeur dite du Jésus (gésu)
Old Nice
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
La Place Garibaldi
Port / Acropolis / East Nice
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
Le Port
Port / Acropolis / East Nice
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...

Quai Amiral Infernet - CCINCA - 06300 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 217 217
La Place Ile-de-Beaute
Port / Acropolis / East Nice
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
Le Fort du Mont-Alban
Port / Acropolis / East Nice
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...

Av du Mont-Alban - 06300 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 92 00 41 90