Visit Nice for having the best holidays you could spend in France. Nice is the capital of the Alpes-Maritimes department on the French Riviera, also known as the French River.
. It is located on the pebbled coast of the Baie des Anges. Founded by the Greeks, then appreciated by the European elite in the 19th century, the city has long attracted the attention of artists.
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU GET TO NICE :
⇨ After having left your luggage in your place of accommodation as the most famous bed and breakfast in Nice for its location, its design and its delicious breakfasts: Emma’s bed and breakfast, I advise you to take a walk on the “Promenade des Anglais”.
⇨ Promenade des Anglais
⇨ As early as the 19th century, the English chose the Baie des Anges as their favourite winter holiday destination and gave their name to the most famous Promenade in the world, founded by the Reverend Lewis Way.
The Promenade des Anglais is now a World Heritage Site.
It gives Nice its cosmopolitan and attractive identity between the sea and the palm trees.
You can walk to Rauba Capeu (Flying Hats) with its sundial and the famous #Ilovenice.
Then go to the War Memorial: the largest in France and to the port of Nice: walk along the seafront to the port.
You can after come back through the city centre to the beautiful Place Garibaldi. And after that, pass by the gardens of the Promenade du Paillon which extend over a distance of 1.2 km, from the freshness of the green belt between the National Theatre of Nice and the sea …
You arrive at the famous Place Masséna with the fountain of Apollo and the colourful statues of Buddha and the Scribus at night.
This place is as well the meeting point to visit Nice with Chris. His nice walking tour is a fabulous guide with whom you will discover the history of Nice, its old town (Old town: Place Saleya: flower market, on Monday it’s the antique market – Palais Lascaris – Opéra
Piazza Rossetti: Enjoy an ice cream on the Fenocchio, near the (baroque) Cathedral of Santa Reparata, and discover wonderful secrets and the Castle Hill with its waterfall and fantastic view – Greek ruins – cemetery
You can then visit the MAMAC: Museum of modern art with the school of Nice: visit the roof
The Square Head: the first sculpture which is also a library where people work on it.
I think that for the first day, it will be enough, and congratulations if you had time to do everything: for the day of arrival I gave you a lot, you can divide this planning into 2 parts if you prefer to take your time in the cool of a beach bar, or on the market place.
Then you could start with a modern breakfast in a French house with Emma. Her breakfast or brunch is the trendiest on the French Riviera.
If you are a true gourmet, this is the place to be. You can enjoy French cuisine, have a hot and crispy croissant, cakes and other delicacies … And believe me, all are delicious, made with love and local ingredients like the rose of Grasse or the lavender of Provence. You will understand the meaning of Delicious By Emma for sure 🙂
Yes, you could have cakes with such flavours. It’s so original.
After your breakfast or brunch, you can visit the
Russian Cathedral which is the only Orthodox cathedral outside the Russia. it’s a real jewel not to be missed.
Then from there walking, you can reach the Chagall museum: why not take the bus or Uber: because it’s not that far and you had a huge breakfast. Now you have to eliminate the calories 😉
– The Marc Chagall Museum houses some of the greatest religious works of the artist to whom it owes its name. ( my favourite: take the free audio guide which is very good )
– After reaching the Henri Matisse Museum is dedicated to the artistic career of the painter from Nice. ( I prefer the Chapelle de Vence ;-)-
Nearby, you have the Roman Arena and the garden of the monastery of Cimiez…