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Once an imposing citadel on top of the limestone hill of Colline du Chateau, the Castle of Nice was destroyed in 1706 by the order of Louis XIV.
Once an imposing citadel on top of the limestone hill of Colline du Chateau, the Castle of Nice was destroyed in 1706 by the order of Louis XIV. Today, a lovely landscaped park occupies its spot, offering gorgeous views of the Baie des Anges and Old Nice.
Colline du Chateau, 06300 Nice, France
The Palais Lascaris is a 17thcentury baroque mansion that houses the Musical Instruments Museum
The Musée d'art moderne et d'art contemporain, acronymized as MAMAC, is dedicated to modern art and contemporary art
The Monument aux Morts de Rauba Capeau is a sea-facing memorial in the old quarry cliffs of the castle hill commemorating the 4000 Nice citizens killed during WWI
The Cours Saleya Flower Market in the heart of Old Nice is a riot of colors and fragrances, bursting with fresh blossoms, produce, olives, baked items and spices
Enclosed by Boulevard Jean Jaurès, Rue Catherine Segurane, Rue de Foresta, and the Quai des États-Unis along the Mediterranean, Vieux Nice is the old part of the city
Place Masséna is the main square in Nice, tracing its development to 1820-'30 as per the Consiglio of Ornato's plans for urban beautification
Built in 1885 to designs by François Aune, the Opéra de Nice is home to the Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice and the Ballet Nice Méditerrannée
The Promenade des Anglais runs along the Bay of Angels in Nice, stretching 7 kms from the airport on the west to the Quai des États-Unis on the east
Le Petit Train de Nice offers a 45 minute ride aboard a white mini-train that takes you around the major attractions in the city - Course Saleya Flower Market, Place Massena, Vieux Nice, Castle Hill, Front de Mer seafront esplanade, Bay of Angels, Promenade des Anglais, and Albert I Gardens
B Spot is an entertainment and dining venue which presents live music performances