Nice, France: often voted the most beautiful city of the Cote d’Azur, full of beaches, shimmering water and beautiful old buildings. If you are an adventurer, you can enjoy the many hiking trails, bike tours or water sports in the Mediterranean. To relax, visit secret bays, wander the streets or go for lunch to a bistro terrace by the sea. The place is pretty good to reach by feet or by tram. It is one of the best place to travel to inside Europe. What do to in Nice? And which places to visit in Nice? Read it here
Russian Orthodox Cathedral
St. Nicholas Cathedral is one of the best and most unusual buildings in all of Nice! If you wander the typical French streets and see the colorful shutters and stone houses, you can’t miss the striking Russian architecture of the cathedral on Avenue Nicolas II. In fact, it is known as one of the most impressive Russian Orthodox churches outside of Russia.
Old Nice is the best place where you will find the history, churches and squares of the city. Walk through the lively narrow and pastel-colored streets and imagine yourself back in time. On every corner you will find small restaurants, beautiful squares and the sound of live music. Old Nice is located just below Castle Hill and it is nice to explore from there or from Place Massena. To explore the city fully, take advantage of the hop-on and hop-off bus.
Place Masséna is nice’s main square. The large square with checkerboard tiles is located between the old and new city and leads to the shopping street and many good restaurants. Place Masséna is also a good starting point for a stroll through Nice’s Old Town.
Coco Beach is located just past the port and the beach of La Reserve. It is a nice little bay with rocks where you can put down your towel for sunbathing. This one is a bit more remote than the others, and so the best place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
A day trip to Menton
Menton is a beautiful city, located east of Nice right next to the border with Italy. The unique blend of French and Italian culture creates colored houses, streets full of the best beautiful palm trees, many gardens and streets in the Italian style. It is no wonder that Menton is called ‘The Pearl of France’. Spend a day here wandering the streets, taking photos and enjoying delicious Italian food.
Parc Phoenix is a leisure park in Nice where you can find more than 2500 species of plants and more than 2000 animals (more than 70 different species). Kids are free and adults only cost €5.20. It’s not a big park, but definitely worth going to when you’re in the area. Upon entering you immediately enter a green area with a beautiful large fountain with a view over a lake.
At the beginning of a park you walk on the left through a kind of botanical garden with special plant species. A little further on they have a collection of up to 50 different species of palm trees! Throughout the park you can find various plant species including trees with (citrus) fruits.
Address 405 Promenade des Anglais, 06200
A daytrip with the train to Monaco.
Travel to Monaco! You should also not forget the sights of Monaco during your holiday in Nice. There is a lot to see and do. You will find beautiful gardens, beautiful (historical) buildings and the best interesting museums. You can easily book a train ticket online! Via SNFC.Fr. The traintrip only last an half hour, pretty quick! And during the train ride you will see a lot; coastlines, cute houses among one of the best French coast. We took the train (“Nice Ville” to “Monaco Monte Carlo”). It’s fast (22 mins) and arguably easy it costs €3.90. There are about 2 regional trains per hour (during the day), according to SNCF. A good thing is that the trains run much later ; the latter departs from Nice 22:25 and from Monaco 23:12 (on weekdays).Not in the mood to go all by yourself to Monaco? Book a guided tour from Nice to Eze and Monte Carlo, Monaco. Check my mini vlog here
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