Nice Tourist Attractions and Sightseeing

(Nice, Provence-Alpes Côte d'Azur, France)

Photo of the Cathedrale Orthodoxe Russe St. NicolasNice has a great many tourist attractions to offer its visitors throughout the year. For tourists who prefer city attractions, including its historic buildings and parks, then Nice certainly has these in abundance.

Nice's position on the Mediterranean coast also means that the city has plenty of good beaches, splendid views and some delightful seafront promenades.

Further picture showing the Cathedrale Orthodoxe Russe St. Nicolas

Cathedrale Orthodoxe Russe St. Nicolas

Address: Avenue Nicolas-II, Nice, France, FR
Tel: +33 04 93 96 88 02
Nice's Russian Orthodox cathedral is one of the city's top tourist attractions. Built by Russian Tsar Nicholas in the early 1900s, this church boasts some particularly fine wood work, as well as an extensive icon collection, and many other historic objects.
Open hours: daily, May to September - 09:00 to 12:00 and 14:30 to 18:00; October to April - 9:30 to12:00 and 14:30 to 20:00
Admission: free

Monastère Notre Dame de Cimiez

Tel: +33 04 93 81 00 04
Take a trip up the hill into the Cimiez district, and you will be rewarded by a visit to this historic monastery. Today, the 17th-century buildings of the Monastère Notre Dame de Cimiez are put to use in helping visitors find out about how the monastery's Franciscan monks lived their daily lives. Inside the church itself are several medieval masterpieces.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 08:30 to 12:30 and 14:30 to 18:30
Admission: free

Image of Neptune Beach

Neptune Beach

Address: Promenade des Anglais, Nice, France, FR
Nice's beaches always feature among its top tourist attractions. Nepture is a popular private beach area, accessed from the Promenade des Anglais. Visitors can choose to relax on the beach's sun loungers, take a trip out on a pedalo, or watch the children enjoy themselves in the beach's adventure playground. There's plenty to keep the whole family entertained in between sightseeing trips around Nice.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours
Admission: charge

View of the Cathedrale de Sainte Reparate

Cathédrale de Sainte Réparate

Nestled among the narrow streets of Vieux Nice is the baroque cathedral of Sainte Réparate. Although the main building dates from the 17th century, the most notable attractions are its 18th-century bell tower and distinctive tiled dome.
Open hours: daily - 8:00 to 19:00
Admission: free

Palais Lascaris (Lascaris Palace)

Address: 15 Rue Droite, Nice, France, FR
Tel: +33 04 93 62 72 40
Palais Lascaris is one of Nice's historic gems. This richly decorated 17th-century palace boasts an opulent interior, complete with sweeping staircases and vaulted ceilings. An added attraction is the building's restored 18th-century pharmacy.
Open hours: daily - 10:00 to 18:00; closed November
Admission: free

Picture of the Basilique Notre Dame

Basilique Notre Dame

Address: 37 Bis Avenue Jean-Médecin, Nice, France, FR
This basilica's Gothic exterior belies the fact that it was actually built in 1868.

Standing right at the heart of modern Nice, this is the city's largest and most modern church.
Open hours: daily - 08:30 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 19:00
Admission: free