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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 Tour Saint-Francois
Old Nice
Exceptional opening on Fridays 3, 10 and 17/12 from 4pm to 7:30pm, to admire the Christmas illuminations. From the top of its 50 metres, the Saint-François Tower dominates Nice and offers an exceptional 360° view.
Historic monument. Ticket sales...

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

2 ruelle Saint-André - 06300 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)497132638
Église de l'Annonciation dite Sainte-Rita
Old Nice
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
Cours Saleya
Old Nice
Located at the heart of Vieux Nice, Cours Saleya is an essential living space, known for its iconic flower market, as well as the sunny terraces of the bars and restaurants which surround it.
Formerly a festive hub for social life, Cours Saleya is one...

Rue Saint-François de Paule - 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
Eglise Jean-Baptiste Le Voeu
City center

2 rue Alfred Mortier - 06000 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 85 35 63
Ancien Hôtel Régina
North Nice
The Régina is a historic hotel nestled on the hill of Cimiez which was part of the heyday of Nice tourism between the late 19th century and the 1930s.
Built in only eighteen months, this majestic establishment in the Belle Epoque style was designed...

71 bd de Cimiez - 06000 NICE
Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs
Also known as the Chapel of the Holy Cross, it is the oldest building in the municipality, dated 1306.
The members of the lay order of the white penitents of Eze helping the plague-stricken met there. It was also in this chapel that the Ezasques voted...

Carriera Plana - Eze-village - 06360 ÈZE
Tel.: 04 93 41 26 00
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
Eglise Anglicane Saint-Michael

11 chemin des Myrtes - 06310 BEAULIEU-SUR-MER
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 01 45 61
Les Ponchettes
Nice-Sea side
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
Basilique Notre-Dame
City center
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
La Place Rossetti
Old Nice
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
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
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
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
Sanctuaire du Sacré Coeur

22 rue de France - 06000 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 87 38 67
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
Chapelle de La Miséricorde
Old Nice
Located at the heart of Cours Saleya, the Chapelle de la Miséricorde is a jewel in the history of Nice, the Baroque architecture of which fits perfectly into the colours of the old town.
The Chapelle de la Miséricorde was built from 1740 based on...

Closed : Monday all day, Wednesday all day, Thursday all day, Friday all day, Saturday all day, Sunday all day,

Cours Saleya - 06300 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 92 00 41 90
Place du Monastère de Cimiez
North Nice
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