It is not difficult to guess why so many people are drawn to Nice in the French Riviera, the stunning seaside scenery and tropical weather in this picturesque capital city are simply to die for! There is no such thing as ‘best time to visit Nice’ because the city has pleasant and mild climate all year round, owing to it being sheltered by the Maritime Alps (foothills) and the serene Baie des Anges bay.
Nice is a popular vacation destination and the best starting point for those who want to tour the French Riviera because it is situated exactly in the middle of the same! The following are some of the top attractions in Nice:
Promenade des Anglais street
One of the most emblematic and legendary streets in Nice, this one has a pedestrian area which follows the curve of the beaches alongside Baie des Anges. Since the underground tunnels on this street diverts the traffic, therefore it is a perfect place to walk/stroll. There are plenty of opulent buildings to visit on this street, i.e. the Villa Massena Palace, the Palais de la Mediterranee theatre, the National Historical Monument Le Negresco and so on.
Yet another mesmerizing attraction to check out, Castle Hill or Colline du Chateau is an idyllic place with shady trees, gushing waterfalls and pleasant greenery. The property is basically like a park for people to take strolls in and admire the breathtaking scenery of the Nice coastline. The park has restaurants, boutiques and also the ruins of two ancient churches. It is also worthwhile to visit Castle Hill during the night time due to the special lighting effects here.
Located on the Cimiez Hill, this museum is the ideal place for art enthusiasts. There is a vast collection of the works of Matisse, including 218 drawings, 236 designs, 56 sculptures and 68 paintings. Apart from housing the entire ensemble of Matisse’s works, Musee Matisse also screens art films, holds conferences and hosts temporary exhibits from time to time.