Top Ten Things to do Whilst in Nice
Enjoy the masters’ works of art
In Nice, you get to see a mix of old and new art. You have the Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain championing the contemporary art featuring a great collection from New Realism, Nice School and Pop Art. You can see the works of art of the local young talent at Galerie Jean Renoir. The Musée Matisse, set in a villa of the seventeenth century, displays a large number of the artist’s drawings, paintings, personal effects, engravings, etc. The Musée National Message Biblique Marc Chagall houses paintings based on biblical themes.
Get tanned in pebbly beaches
Select hotels in Nice provide you with the comfort and luxury on pebbly beaches which include lockers, hessian carpets to protect feet, waiter service, water-edge dining and water sports.
Celebrate with fine wine at night
La Part des Anges is the place for organic wine from most of the best producers in the country. At bistro à vins Vin/Vin, you can choose your bottle of wine from their cellar which is temperature controlled. La Cave de l’Origine, the most stylish wine bar, is known for its rare wine selection that it provides. Other places that you can check out are Resto Wine Notes, Le Bistrot d’Antoine and the time-honored Cave de la Tour.
Get Rejuvenated with Chocolate
There are a number of spas in Nice, but the La Bulle d’Isis offers a very special one where you can roll around melted chocolate and creamy ganache. The boutique Hi Hôtel offers a modern hammam for relaxation massages.
Be Like the French
The two glamorous grooves are Ôdace that radiates louche orientalism through its restaurant, dance floor and slickly appointed bar and Guest with its fashionably dressed betters display their ware to house music. Other similar grooves are Blue Moon and Ghost. Two of the more sophisticated grooves are Le Before and Le Liqwid. The premier DJ Bar in Nice is Le Smarties, a retro-hip bar.
Some of the churches that you must visit are Cathédrale Saint Nicolas that displays Russian Orthodox architecture, Chapelle de la Miséricorde representing Boroque religious architecture, L’Eglise de l’Annonciation, an example of Boroque miniaturism, Prieuré du Vieux Logis that is home to artworks from the fourteenth to the seventeenth centuries and Cathédrale de Sainte Réparate that musicologists love because of its shape.
Get a Taste of Socca
Specialty southeastern French cuisine socca is a kind of chickpea crepe. Some of the best places to taste this dish are Chez Pipo, Chez René Socca, Lou Pilha Leva and Nissa Socca.
Take a Peep into the Past
The prehistoric artifacts at Musée de Paléontologie Humaine de Terra Amata will give you an idea as to how people lived on the Riviera about 400,000 years ago. The artworks at Musée International d’Art Naïf Anatole Jakovsky will help you track the artistic movement history from the eighteenth century to now. At Musée des Beaux-Arts, the key attraction is Rodin’s sculpture ‘The Kiss’.
The other two things that you must do to complete your visit to Nice are grabbing a little bit of terrace time Auer Gourmet, Bar de la Dégustation, Civette du Cours or Safari and listening to music at Acropolis, Théâtre Lino Ventura, Palais Nikaïa, Théâtre Francis Gag and Théâtre du Pois Chiche.