Nice is one of the most popular cities in France. The city is located on the Mediterranean coast, close to the Italian border. It has everything for a perfect holiday and is an ideal place for day trips to the rest of the coastline. This is what has made Nice a dream tourist destination. Below are some of the things to do in Nice:
Enjoy fine art
When it comes to fine art, Nice has a healthy mix of old and new. The unrivaled champion of the scene is the Musee d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain which has a large collection from the Nice school, Pop art, and New Realism.
Galerie Jean Renoir is a champion of up coming talent and the best thing is that it is free of charge. Musee Matisse has a large number of artist’s paintings, engravings and personal effects in serene surroundings of a 17th-century villa.
Another good place to enjoy fine art is Musee National Message Biblique Marc Chagall which has a collection of biblically themed paintings.
Top up your tan on one of the many beaches
Even though the beaches in Nice may be pebbly, certain hotels make up for it with luxury and comfort. They offer things such as lockers, waiter service, hessian carpets that lead to the sea to protect swimmer’s bare feet from the scorching stones watersports and dining at the water’s edge.
Make sure to bring your luxury car rental to blend in with the celebrities!
Cleanse yourself with chocolate
Many spas and well-being centers in Nice ensure that people are able to relax and rejuvenate. However, only one offers a practice known as choco-cooning which involves rolling around in creamy ganache and melted chocolate. This is one of the 80 treatments available at La Bulle d’Isis.
Have a religious experience
Nice has many charming churches you should try to visit. One of the most striking examples is Cathedrale Saint Nicolas which is an example of Russian architecture outside Russia.
Another place to have religious experience is Chapelle de la Misericorde which is regarded as one of the best examples of Boroque religious architecture in France. It is also a good idea to visit Cathedrale de Sainte Reparate which offers a treat for musicologists in the shape of its three organs.
Have a corking night out
‘Vins naturel’ which means wines containing small amounts of sulfites and chemicals most of them biodynamic or organic are becoming more and more popular. You can enjoy such wines at La Part des Anges which stocks some of the best wine in the country.
One of the most stylish wine bars you should visit is the La Cave de l’Origine. This wine bar usually fills up at mealtimes with a cheerful French and foreign crowd that enjoys the selection of wines. If you are a wine lover, it may be a good idea to check out Resto wine notes, Le Bistrot d’Antoine and Cave de la Tour.
Explore the past
Musee de Paleontologie Humaine de Terra Amata, constructed on the site of a prehistoric settlement has prehistoric artifacts that investigate life on the Riviera 400,000 years ago. Another place to visit is Musee International d’Art Naïf Anatole Jakovsky where there are 600 artworks that trace the history of the artistic movement from the 18th century.