The Old Town of Nice—called “Vièia Vila” in the Niçois dialect—is a remarkable place to explore. Just a few minutes walk from the resort, one charming alley winds into another, revealing marvelous treasures along the way, each infused by a rich legacy of history, art and culture.
Considered the epicentre of the entire Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur region, Old Nice combines Provençal history and the quintessential Niçois way of life; authentic charm and modern flair. Classic Belle Epoque buildings with trompe-l’oeil frescoes stand at every corner. Dynamic public sculpture exhibits decorate the streets and town squares. The famed flower market overwhelms with a dizzying display of colour and fragrances. The chic galleries showcase the vibrant local and international art scene, while the fashionable bars, restaurants and nightclubs overflow with locals and visitors alike.
For the worldly traveller, the resort could not be more ideally located. Just a stone’s throw away, the city’s luxury boutiques beckon—fine jewellery in Avenue de Verdun, fashion designers in Rue Paradis and Avenue de Suède, accessories and fragrances in Rue Alphonse Karr and Rue Longchamp. Each window display more elegant and tempting than the next. A 20-30 minute walk takes you to the renowned MAMAC with its contemporary masterpieces and the Musée des Beaux Arts, housed in a grand 1800s villa built for a Russian princess. Only slightly further, the Matisse Museum inspires with its distinctive red walls and exemplary collection.
Whether dining, sightseeing or simply gazing out over the spectacular backdrop of the Mediterranean Sea, Nice offers something delightful for everyone.
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