Top Winter Things to do in Nice, France

Nice is located in the South of France, and generally enjoys a Mediterranean climate. With that said – it still gets cold...

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Nice is located in the South of France, and generally enjoys a Mediterranean climate. With that said – it still gets cold in winter time. From November – March the daytime temperature will be around 11°C (51°F). There will be average rainfall, and very little snow.

Promenade des Anglais

The Promenade des Anglais, named for the English explorer who funded it in the 19th century, is a 7 mile walk that curves around the bay. Almost all of Nice’s main attractions are located within walking distance from it.

Carnaval de Nice

The Carnaval de Nice is one of the most well-attended carnaval celebrations in the World – each year it attracts almost 1M visitors to the South of France. The festival dates back to 1873 and takes place each year from mid-February to Mid-March. Each year a theme is chosen for the festival, which is carried throughout all festivities – including six parades.

Castle Hill

Climb the means to the recreation center at the top (or utilize the lift) and take in one of the most stunning perspectives that Nice brings to the table. It’s the most elevated spot in Nice and a really sentimental spot. Take a cookout and sit in the recreation center.

Vieux Nice (Old Town Nice)

Additionally alluded to as Nice Vielle Ville or the Old Town, Vieux Nice is one of the city’s generally excellent and verifiably noteworthy zones. When a bustling exchanging port established in 350BC by the Greeks of Massilia, dividers were hurriedly worked around the district to shield it from intrusion. Inside these dividers a medieval city was worked, with a portion of its structures as yet remaining today. Having once been a Roman settlement before turning out to be a piece of the Savoy House of Northern Italy, guests here can see engineering and authentic destinations showing various elaborate impacts. The most striking of these is the old town’s elaborate engineering, with a large portion of the structures being an image postcard portrayal of the style, with beautiful confounded structures covering the winding paths. Today a center point of shops, cafés and bars, visitors can appreciate the buzz and one of a kind air of the old city before tasting an assortment of customary Nicoise dishes. These incorporate the much-adored socca, a delectable chickpea dish which is cooked in olive oil and melts deliciously in the mouth.

Port Lympia (part of the Old Port)

The port in Nice goes back to 1745 when the little spring, Lympia, and close by swamp were changed into a harbor. It used to be increasingly significant financially yet these days, there are accepted to be less than 10 expert anglers left and the economy is generally based around the bars and bistros. It’s a wonderful spot to walk around and take in the view.

Marc Chagall National Museum

This French museum was created to celebrate the work of painter Marc Chagall – an early modernist. The museum was created during the lifetime of Chagall, and he participated in making the exhibition. Be sure to leave ample time to explore the exhibits and the museum grounds, it has a very lovely garden.

36 Avenue Dr Menard, 06000 Nice, France

Palais Lascaris

Arranged inside the limits of the old city, the Palais Lascaris is another Baroque artful culmination in Nice. Having a place with the honorable Vintimille-Lascaris family in the eighteenth century, this extravagant chateau was previously the conjugal home of Peter I of Ventimiglia and Eudoxia Lascaris, girl of the Byzantine head Theodore II Laskaris. A great maze of sumptuously designed rooms, frescoed roofs and legendary seventeenth century trimmings, the royal residence was in the long run purchased over by the city of Nice and transformed into a historical center. Today it is home to an incredibly famous assortment of melodic instruments passed on to the city by Antoine Gautier, a Nicoise violin player and authority who, during his lifetime, was related with a portion of France’s most outstanding artists, including musician Jacques Thibaud. Music darlings will wonder about the immense assortment of uncommon old style and florid pieces here, going from Naderman harps to unique French console instruments, all made in the eighteenth century.

Museum Matisse

Henri Matisse – the famed modernist painter and contemporary of Picasso, spent the end of his life in Nice (Cimiez – a suburb, to be exact). He is well known for his cubist and Fauvist style, and is considered one fo the founders of modern art. In his twenties, he went into debt buying art from those he admired, including – Gogh and Rodin. The collection spans his entire career.

164 avenue des Arenes de Cimiez, 06000 Nice, France

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