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.
Though this cathedral is located in Nice, it is actually the property of the Russian Federation. The cathedral was founded and opened by Tsar Nicholas II in 1912, and is representative of Russia's presence in the Riviera. Like many of the area's visitors, Russian nobility found Nice to be utterly charming, and wanted to spend as much time there as possible. Thus, their Tsar founded a cathedral that they could attend while vacationing in France. Its coral colored facade ornamented with blue onion dome tops is reminiscent of Soviet architecture. Cathedrale Orthodoxe Russe St-Nicolas is one of the largest Russian Orthodox cathedrals in the western hemisphere. Visitors to the church can wander around the beautiful interiors or attend a service on Sundays.
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.
Belonging to a theater company called Compagnie Athéna, Theatre Athena is fairly recent compared to the other theaters of the city. Inaugurated in 2009, this quaint performance space has approximately 90 seats. The stage being just as wide as the room, it ensures that every member of the audience gets a comfortable view. Plays, comedies, musicals, and concerts are regularly staged here. With a friendly, unpretentious atmosphere, this theater attracts theater lovers from all over the city.
In a little-frequented street close to Thiers train station, the Théâtre de la Cité under the direction of Meyer Cohen brings life to the district by hosting shows of every imaginable variety. The packed programme features first-time productions, classic pieces and cabaret style shows (the comedian Noëlle Perna who started at the Bar des Oiseaux sometimes performs here), as well as concerts, dance and puppet shows. A range of reductions and special discounts are available. The theatre also offers drama lessons for both children and adults.
Since its establishment in the year 2011, Espace A Vendre has been dedicated to showcasing and promoting the works of up-and-coming artists like Karine Rougier and Thierry Lagalla. The gallery holds several displays throughout the year, some of which also include displays of artwork by renowned artists like Arnaud Labelle-Rojoux Philippe Ream and John -Luc Verna. Cultural performances, debates and film screenings are also organized at the gallery from time to time.
In the center of Nice, Cinéma des Variétés, with its retro exterior, welcomes you to its many screens equipped with all comforts. The plush seats and the latest movie projection techniques used here ensure you have a pleasant experience during your every visit. This is the place to be while in Nice if you want to catch all the latest French and Hollywood cinema without having to shell out too much. Be prepared for an immersive and entertaining cinema watching experience during your visit to Cinéma des Variétés.