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Nice is one of the best places in the whole country to enjoy new discoveries and get acquainted with the culture of elegant France. If you do not want to spend several days examining regular landmarks of the city, there is a simple and comfortable way to do that – to make an excursion ride on La vieille ville . The train makes a full circle in the historical center of Nice in 45 minutes, so, in less than an hour, you will see the most important architectural and historical landmarks of the city. The ride starts on the waterfront near Jardin Albert 1er. The train makes rides in the historical district every day starting from 10 am till 5-7pm.
Famous boulevard Promenade des Anglais (English Embankment) is, without a doubt, the most attractive and noteworthy part of Nice. The boulevard stretches for five kilometers, and keeps … Open
When you’re about to explore La Colline du Chateau , one of the main landmarks in Nice, there are several peculiarities that are worth your attention. If you don’t want climbing up the hill to become the more tiresome experience of your Nice vacation, consider using a comfortable elevator. Not all travelers know about the elevator, and so they have to walk kilometers in any weather. It’s not hard to find the elevator. For that purpose, head to Place Massena and then reach one of the streets adjacent to the market. The market itself is, by the way, also an incredibly interesting place where visitors can purchase seasonal fruit and vegetables, as well as many other national delicacies. The elevator is located on one of the nearby streets directly in the rock. In less than a minute, the elevator will bring you to the observation deck that is located close to the final destination of your trip.
If exploration of silent streets and interesting markets sounds more appealing than walking on hills, Marché aux Fleurs is a great place to visit. This market is open on the silent street of Cours Saléya. Marché aux Fleurs is a large market where visitors can find unique artworks, home decorations, and magnificent antique furniture. Many travelers visit the market with a mere purpose of looking at items for sale as the market looks more like an open air museum. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Nice remains one of the most popular resorts in France. Every year, thousands of travelers with children visit this city. In Nice, they will find a full range of entertainments, starting … Open
If you like beach rest and plan to visit Nice in summer, don’t forget to visit picturesque Coco Beach. This wild beach is one of the most secluded and little-known places in the city. Romantic travelers consider the beach one of the best places to enjoy the sunset. It’s not that simple to find the beach. To do that, you need to reach Mont Boron district and then head to the coast on Avenue Jean Lorrain.
Are you thinking about creative souvenirs to buy in Nice? Think no more! High-class olive oil is a great present for family, friends or colleagues. In order to buy the famous national product, do not hurry to one of the nearby supermarkets as ancient La baratte Alziari is the best place to shop olive oil. The old oil mill was founded more than a hundred years ago. Nowadays, the old mill attracts numerous travelers who enjoy an interesting excursion. There is a wonderful shop nearby where visitors can purchase a bottle of premium olive oil for less than 20 euro, as well as other interesting souvenirs.
Christian Plumail restaurant is one of the most prestigious culinary institutions in Nice. This place will be surely loved by fans of seafood, as well as by those who are not indifferent to … Open
Continue your acquaintance with gastronomic peculiarities of the region and make a walk in Rue Bavastro. This street is famous because of open air cafes that cook and sell amazing socca pancakes. Socca is a classic example of local street food. The queue in the open air cafes is always long, but the result is worth the wait – fresh and fragrant pancakes are simply mesmerizing.
Do you want to try a real French baguette that was put out of the old wood-fired oven just a couple of minutes ago? Visit the unique bakery and shop Boulangerie Espuno Andre that is open in the Old Town. In addition to premium bread cooked in an old stove, the bakery sells the signature orange pie and many other buns and croissants.
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Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Nice
♥   Restaurant 'L’Empire' Nice. Type - Modern cuisine. 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'L’Aromate' Nice. Type - Creative. 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Le Bistro Gourmand' Nice. Type - Modern cuisine. 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Keisuke Matsushima' Nice. Type - Creative. 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Café Léa' Nice. Type - Modern cuisine. 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Nice
♥   Castle 'Château de Lucéram' Alpes-Maritimes, 16.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Roquebrune-Cap-Martin' Alpes-Maritimes, 17.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Antibes' Alpes-Maritimes, 18.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Roquefort' Alpes-Maritimes, 19 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Gourdon' Alpes-Maritimes, 23.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Nice and around
♥   Art museum 'Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice' Nice, 1.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Musée Matisse' Nice, 2.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Musée des Arts Asiatiques' Nice, 5.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Fondation Maeght' Saint-Paul, Alpes-Maritimes, 12.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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