Nice is known for its popular beaches, beautiful sites, mesmerizing parks and fashionable restaurants. There are also some hidden places waiting to be discovered. If you are particularly looking for a change of scenery, head to Nice. Here are the best spots for enjoying the outdoors and exploring the sight.
The Musée Matisse
Located on the hill of Cimiez, this museum is considered one of the city’s great cultural attractions. This Musée Matisse is as much an architectural masterpiece given that it is an art museum. It holds a broad collection of Matisse’s work. Visitors can explore 68 paintings as well as 218 drawings, and 56 sculptures. You will not get bored quickly when you visit this museum, as there are so many things to discover and to visit.
Don’t miss out this beach. Beaulieu-Sur-Mer is a wonderfully sheltered spot. You can choose between two private beaches and a large stretch of public beach. You can find a wide variety of water sports, including kayaking, parasailing, water skiing and windsurfing. You can relax on the sandy beaches. However, if you want to visit more beaches in Nice, you can head to Blue Beach or to Neptune Plage.
Park Floral Phoenix
This Park is more than just a place to unwind and relax. It offers many activities and exhibitions. In fact, it is over 7 hectares of land that houses the most complete range of plants in Europe. Anyone remotely interested in gardens would enjoy strolling around this park. There are also over a hundred birds and butterflies found in the huge greenhouse called “green diamond”. As a matter of fact, this Park is about 15.6km from Nice Airport, so most people rent a luxury car to get there.
Called in french « vieille ville », this is a picturesque and colourful place with its narrow streets. There are lovely old buildings where you will feel like back in time to a medieval village. Many shops, bars and restaurants can be found along the streets. At the flowers market, you can smell flowers, and especially, if you would like, you can have a glass of wine there. Travellers can find food products as well as seafood restaurants. Likewise, you will find the main cathedral and the opera house at this place.
Musée Marc Chagall
This Museum houses a great collection of work from Chagalls. The collection includes Chagall’s 17 major Biblical Message Paintings. The stained glass work, sculptures, and mosaic wall are not to be missed. Last but not the least, this museum also displays a collection of works by other artists. Therefore, if you appreciate any kind of art, you should visit this Musée Chagall.
All things considered, Nice City is having a moment in the sun, thanks to its world-class museums, its mesmerizing park and its beaches. It also prides itself on its welcome for LGBT visitors.