Since its establishment in 1869, Molinard has come to be one of the county's most revered parfumeries. Shop for Molinard's signature fragrances and soaps at the Nice boutique, or sign up for a perfume making workshop and create a fragrance of your very own with a little help from Molinard's expert parfumiers. The boutique also offers guided tours that offer an insight into the process of perfume making. Stop by Molinard and treat your olfactory senses to an extravaganza of fine fragrances.
Dit park, gelegen op de heuvel tussen de oude stad en de haven, is favoriet bij locals en toeristen. Het is omgeven door typische mediterane natuur, met pijnbomen, vijgenbomen en aloë-planten. De indrukwekkende waterval, de speeltuin voor kinderen, het adembenemde uitzicht over de stad, de Middeleeuwse ruïnes en het Maritime Museum, maken dit park voor iedereen een aantrekkelijke plek. Je kan er te voet komen, of met de auto, of met de lift vanaf de Rue des Ponchettes, aan de voet van de Bellanda Toren.
Place Masséna is zonder twijfel het beroemdste, en meest statige plein van Nice. Het is omgeven met het contrasterende groen van de Albert I en Masséna tuinen, en de indrukwekkende roodgekleurde gebouwen vragen om bewondering. Tijdens Carnival is hier de Koningsvloot. Place Masséna is een van de centrale sleutelplaatsen van de stad. Vieux-Nice is gemakkelijk te bereiken, net zoals de zee en de belangrijkste winkelstraten. Je moet hier wel langs komen op een gegeven moment.
Marc Chagall is famous for his works inspired by Jewish folklore, and this museum reveals a deeply mystical poet in him. Chagall was born in Russia in 1887 and passed away near Nice at St Paul-de-Vence in 1985. His interpretations of the Bible are presented on vast canvasses, blending candid forms with a poetry of colors. The bright and spacious Musée Marc Chagall boasts some of the finest of his works. At the entrance, a small bookshop stocks a number of publications about Chagall and his art, as well as prints of his work.
Located in the charming Albert I Gardens, by the famed Promenade des Anglais, Théâtre de Verdure is an open-air performance space. In the warmer months, from May to September, the theater stages concerts and other cultural events. Look on the website or call for a schedule and ticketing information.
Vieille Ville, or old town, is inarguably one of the most attractive and historic parts of the city of Nice. This charming neighborhood, known for its old-world medieval vibe, is dominated by architecturally significant buildings and landmarks such as the Castle Hill, as well as restaurants and cafes. This is also a good place to shop for souvenirs to take back home, as the streets are lined with a number of traditional stores selling a variety of goods.
Le Bocal is a modern art space set up in 2006 to give performing art lovers a chance to explore creativity, theater and performing art. The home company here, produces some of the best on stage acts. A much loved space among theater lovers, Le Bocal also hold workshops and creative camps for children and adults; giving them a great platform to showcase their talent. Call ahead to know more.
Salle Michel Simon is a stylish concert hall located within the Théâtre National de Nice, one of the premier event spaces in the heart of the city. Music concerts, comedy performances, live gigs and plethora of other events galore at Salle Michel Simon. The Théâtre National de Nice also houses other auditoriums and performance spaces. Visit website for more information.
Unlike most of the churches in the old town, which have been strongly influenced by the Italian baroque style, the lines of this building appear unashamedly Gothic. In fact it's a reproduction that only dates back to 1868 and was designed by the architect C. Lenormand! It is Nice's largest church and its first modern religious building. The church stands proud and serene in the middle of one of the city's main thoroughfares, Avenue Jean Médecin.
Slightly smaller than the Pathé Masséna, Pathé Paris too showcases a similar array of films. Run-away successes are screened in both theaters and you're sure to find any other film that's been going strong for a couple of weeks and is now winding down. Take your pick from their vast assortment of Hollywood flicks, feature films, dubbed films and world films. It's a good last chance for procrastinators to catch blockbusters while they're still shown in larger, more comfortable cinemas. Show times vary. Check website for more details.
Avenue Jean-Médecin, vernoemd naar de populairste burgermeerster van de stad, is een van de belangrijkste promenades. Dit epicentrum van commercie barst van de brasseries, boutiques en warenhuizen. Ook vindt je hier de ongelofelijke Basilique Notre-Dame. Avenue Jean-Médecin loopt van Place Massena tot het treinstation. Een leuke wandeling van een half uur.