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.:
Église Sainte-Jeanne d'Arc
Built in tribute to Saint Jeanne d'Arc, this church with modern and unusual architecture is an exceptional monument to discover a short walk from the Libération district in Nice. Saint Jeanne d'Arc Church was built using the plans of the Parisian...
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-Jacques-Le-Majeur dite du Jésus (gésu)
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.:
Opéra Nice Côte d'Azur
Come to the Nice Côte d'Azur Opera House to admire its architectural heritage or enjoy the opera, dance or symphony orchestra season. Be bold - try the Opera House! A harmonious blend of premieres of contemporary works, rediscovery of gems of the... Closed : Sunday all day,
4-6 rue Saint-François de Paule - 06300 NICE Tel.: +33(0)4 92 17 40 79
Monastère Franciscain de Cimiez
The Monastery of Cimiez, like its cemetery and its magnificent garden, is one of the most important places of worship, culture and tourism in the city of Nice. Founded in the 8th century, the Monastery of Cimiez is an iconic place to visit in Nice,...
Av du Monastère - 06000 NICE Tel.: +33(0)4 93 81 00 04
This imposing cathedral is one of Old Nice's most iconic monuments. It stands on the essential Place Rossetti, popular for its restaurant terraces and the famous ice-cream shop, Fenocchio. Built in the second half of the 17th century, it was...
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...
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.:
Monument aux Morts
At the foot of the Castle Hill, where Nice was born, the War Memorial was inaugurated in 1928 in the old quarries cut into the sides of the hill, in honour of the 4,000 people of Nice who died in World War I (1914-1918).
Place Guynemer - 06300 NICE Tel.:
Monument du Centenaire
Built in 1893, this monument commemorates the decree declaring the Comté de Nice to be part of France and the creation of the Alpes-Maritimes département. It faces Promenade des Anglais and the Mediterranean Sea, on the edge of Jardin Albert Ier.
Jardin Albert 1er - 06000 NICE Tel.:
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
Cimetière du Château
Perched at the top of a hill, the Château de Nice cemetery is spectacular in its unique setting with its panoramic view, the aesthetics of its tombs and the personalities who are buried there.
Built in 1783 on the site of the former citadel of...
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.:
Hôtel de Ville
With its location right in the heart of Old Nice, the history of the City Hall has been marked by its various functions housing municipal institutions from 1868. L’Hôtel de Ville de Nice tel qu’il est actuellement s’est vu attribuer de...
Rue de l'Hôtel de Ville - 06300 NICE Tel.:
Eglise Notre Dame du Port
Port / Acropolis / East Nice
Declared a historical monument in 1991, the Church of Our Lady of the Port was built between 1840 and 1853.
The façade of this neoclassical building includes 4 monumental columns which, despite their late addition in 1893, are in perfect harmony...
Place Ile de Beauté - 06300 NICE Tel.: +33(0)4 93 89 53 05
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.:
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,
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 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...