5 unmissable things to see in Nice

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A romantic holiday or a dream weekend in the beautiful French city a few kilometers from Italy: this is what you really shouldn't miss during your stay in Nice.

Nice, a French city a few kilometers from Italy, is one of the most famous places in the Côte d'Azur. Sea, culture, tradition and modernity characterize it making it perfect for a dream vacation or weekend. A particular and multifaceted place that deserves a thorough visit.



But what are the 5 things to see absolutely? Let's find out together.

1. The sea and the Promenade

First of all surely the sea and the Promenade des Anglais. A turquoise sea with beaches made up of pebbles, some public others private but the main feature, which has now become a symbol of the city, is the famous Promenade. The promenade that runs along the seafront for 7km to the airport. Built in 1800, today it is a pleasant place to stroll, relax on the many benches and observe the sea. Perfect for lovers of jogging and rollers, it also consists of a cycle path but not only, cloisters, bars and restaurants where you can eat while enjoying the view.



2. The hill of Nice

The castle hill of Nice, a citadel used for military purposes built on the top of a hill, dominates the old part of the city. It is possible to reach it thanks to a long staircase or through a public and free lift. Arrived at the top you will be surprised by the greenery that surrounds you, you will find areas where you can relax, playgrounds, sports fields, kiosks and a beautiful panorama.
The ruins of the castle built in the thirteenth century by the Savoy and the oldest church in Nice are visible. A peculiarity is the great waterfall of the castle of 1800 built for decorative purposes and to feed the first aqueduct of the city.

3. The old town of Nice

One of the most beautiful areas is the old town, more traditional and picturesque but also more touristy. Characterized by narrow streets, houses leaning against each other and baroque squares. With markets, bars and traditional restaurants. It is the beating heart of Nice; also famous is the flower market held from Tuesday to Sunday in Corso Saleya. Walking around the old city is certainly a very fascinating activity, generally the most loved by travelers.

4. Place Messina

Place Messina is the representative square of the city, is very busy and bustling and surrounded by arcades with cafes, restaurants and shops. Imagine yourself there, sitting for a coffee break or an aperitif, immersed in a warm and welcoming spirit. On the sides, on seven pedestals, there are the statues of Jaume Plensa representing the continents and which light up at night creating a very romantic atmosphere around the square. You will also notice the wonderful public park that extends in length for most of the city, full of greenery, benches and games for children. Therefore a visit highly recommended also for those traveling with family.




5. Notre-Dame de Nice

Notre-Dame de Nice is certainly a peculiarity; in Gothic style, it resumes the famous Notre Dame Cathedral of Paris and is the largest and most beautiful in the city. It is the largest church in Nice and the first modern religious building. The building is adorned with beautiful XNUMXth century stained glass windows.

What else, Nice awaits you!

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