Must See Places in Nice
First of all, welcome to Nice, the most visited city in France after Paris. There is so much to see: The famous Promenade des Anglais. The largest Russian Cathedral in Europe. The residential area of Cimiez. Old Nice, its restaurants, and its flower market on the Cours Saleya. The Castle of Nice, its waterfall and its hill for the most beautiful view of the city. The famous Hotel Negresco. The high school and the main square of Nice in the name of Masséna. Mount Alban, an XVI century fort built on the heights.
Here is the top-3:
- Château de Nice: “The Castle of Nice” is the ideal place if you do not know Nice. Nothing better to get an idea of the city than to watch it from the heights. A magnificent, breathtaking view where you see the city and its surroundings. The Castle leads its history of the Middle Ages. Here you will be seduced by the charm of exotic plants, waterfalls, and historic ruins.
At the time, people lived there because there was a fortress, a castle that is unfortunately destroyed by the army of the King of France; Louis XIV in 1706. Every day of the year at noon, a cannon shot is given from the Castle for over a century! The origin of this custom dates back to 1860 when Sir Thomas Coventry had settled with his wife at the current Lycée Masséna. Madame, a little talkative, was slow to return. It was then that Sir Coventry imagined a solution to make it back at midday: to fire a cannon at noon!
- Vieux Nice: well known for its morning flower market on Cours Saleya (a trendy street in Old Nice), its shops, restaurants, bars, and pubs and narrow streets are the most visited district. The origin of the “pan bagnat” (sandwich originally from Nice) has its background of Cours Saleya according to the tales of the locals. Place Rossetti is probably the heart of Old Nice with all its famous ice cream shops such as Fenocchio, which beautify and refresh this beautiful place!
- Cathedral Saint Nicholas of Nice: the Russian Cathedral of Nice built-in 1912 is the second largest after that of Russia, and it is a sign of the existence of a large Russian community based on the Côte d’Azur since the second half of the nineteenth century. Nice had very close relations with the Russian aristocracy and Tsar Nikolai’s family. He often stayed in Nice.