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Promenade des Anglais

Feb 10th, 2011 | By | Category: Sightseeing

The Promenade des Anglais, the little coastal road that was then used by about 100 English families ad their carriages has today become one of the most clogged through fares in France. It is an eight-lane highway, 8 km (5 miles) long, on which only aggressive survive, and you need to be alert. Watch your […]

Vieux Nice (Old Town)

Feb 9th, 2011 | By | Category: Historic Sites

Vieux Nice is Nice’s most colourful neighbourhood – tiny serpentine alleys where countless shops, galleries and restaurants nestle among the stacked medieva; buildings with laundry hanging outside the windows like pastel banners. Once shunned as crime-plagued and poverty-stricken, it is fast becoming the city’s trendiest district. The main, place Rossetti, is home to two places […]

Saint Nicolas Orthodox Cathedral

Feb 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Historic Sites

The Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Nice (Cathédrale Orthodoxe Russe Saint-Nicolas de Nice) is a Russian Orthodox cathedral, and a national monument of France, located in the city of Nice MaleEdge. Built in 1859, it claims to be the oldest Russian cathedral in Western Europe. There is currently an ownership dispute between the parish and the Russian […]

Feb 7th, 2011 | By | Category: Parks & Gardens

This popular hillside park in the promenade area provides a very pleasant alternative when the crowds in the city are becoming too much. But don’t expect to find a château – it was knocked down in the 8th century.  Colline de Château, the hill between the old city and the port, where there used to […]

Feb 6th, 2011 | By | Category: Historic Sites

Cours Saleya Vieux Nice 06000 Nice, France Chapelle de la Miséricorde, the baroque masterpiece church is situated on the extremely popular cours saleya, one of the most delightful areas of the old town, this chapel belonged to the high brotherhood of Black Penitents. It was built in the 17th century by Guarino Guarinone and contains […]

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

Feb 5th, 2011 | By | Category: Historic Sites, Museums, Parks & Gardens

Av. Ephrussi 06230 St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat France Tl: +33(0)4 9301 3309 http://www.villa-ephrussi.com Musée Ephrussi de Rothschild (Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild)  is one of the finest of the villas built on the Cape Ferrat peninsula and is a must if you venture out this way. Created by Beatrice Ephrissi de Rothschild (1864-1934), in 1912, it combines Moorish and […]

Phoenix Parc Floral

Feb 4th, 2011 | By | Category: Museums, Parks & Gardens

A 7 hectare dicovery. The Park Phoenix takes you on a exciting journey into the wonderland of Nature. Stroll trough one of the largesr greenhouse in Europe: “The Gree Diamond”. A fantastic space adorned with thousand of flowers, birds, iguanas and a tacky theme park: automated dinosaurs and mock Mayan temples along with alpine streams, […]

Top 10 Nice Attractions

Feb 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Sightseeing

Nice is a unique city. Despite the obvious presence of thousands of visitors, its life remained authentic. To observe it is enough to walk along the Promenade des Anglais or to sit for a while in one of many cafés round Rue de France. Nevertheless, there are places in the city you should not miss […]

Nice Archaeology Museum and Roman Ruins

Jan 21st, 2011 | By | Category: Sightseeing

The ruins of the old Roman amphitheater are still largely intact. It’s one of the areas as a stage for the Nice Jazz Festival each summer, but on this day, it was being used as a parking lot. This is just a warm-up for the bigger ruins we’re about to see at the Archaeology Museum. […]

Nice Port

Jan 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Sightseeing

The port of Nice is also known as Lympia port. This name comes from the Lympia spring which fed a small lake in a marshy zone where work on the port was started in 1745. Today this is the principal harbour installation of Nice – there is also a small port in the Carras district. […]

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