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Monuments and churches

Nice is distinguished by a wide variety of architectural styles, originating from different periods.

Over the centuries of its somewhat turbulent history, Nice has retained the imprint of each age ...

What we now refer to as the Old City represented until the 18th century the entire urban area.  With its Baroque-style palaces and churches, colourful facades and narrow streets, the old city is now part of a heritage preservation scheme. 

Monuments and churches

Chapelle de La Miséricorde
Old Nice
Built after 1740 and designed by the famous architect Bernardo Vittone, the chapel has an elliptical nave, with semicircular side chapels.
The wealth of the decoration inside, the originality of its volumes and the murals by Bistolfi make this a...

Closed : Monday all day, Wednesday all day, Thursday all day, Friday all day, Saturday all day, Sunday all day,

Cours Saleya - 06300 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 92 00 41 90
Eglise Anglicane Saint-Michael

11 chemin des Myrtes - 06310 BEAULIEU-SUR-MER
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 01 45 61
Monastère Franciscain de Cimiez
North Nice
The Monastery of Cimiez consists of the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, the Franciscan Museum and its gardens.
The church, built by the Benedictine monks, was later the chapel of the former Franciscan monastery and became a popular place of...

Av du Monastère - 06000 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 81 00 04
Hôtel de Ville
Old Nice
Neoclassical on the outside and Art-Deco inside, this structure, built in 1730, was used successively as a seminary for the Diocese, a hospital and a barracks. Since 1860, it has been the Town Hall.

Rue de l'Hôtel de Ville - 06300 NICE
Place du Monastère de Cimiez
North Nice
The Franciscan cross on the square is a copy of the original inside the church dated 1477.
The marble cross 5.80 metres high bears several finely carved figures including the Seraph described in Saint Francis of Assisi’s visions.

- 06000 NICE
Stèle en mémoire de Catherine Ségurane
Old Nice
Every year, a tribute is paid to Catherine Ségurane by a procession through the old city ending with mass in "niçois" in the Saint Martin Saint Augustin church, and flowers are placed on the monument in her honour.
In 1543, the Count of Enghien,...

Rue Sincaire - 06300 NICE
Le Port
Port / Acropolis / East Nice
Located in the heart of the city, the Port of Nice comprises 7ha of docks and a dozen wharfs, six for commercial activity.
The Port of Nice, surrounded by 18th-century buildings in the Genoese style, is actually named Port Lympia. The architectural...

Quai Amiral Infernet - CCINCA - 06300 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 217 217
Basilique Notre-Dame
City center
The largest church in Nice and the first modern religious structure, the basilica of Notre-Dame was built after Nice became French (1864-1868).
Inspired by the Cathedral of Angers with its two square towers, it is adorned with 19th-century...

Av Jean Médecin - 06000 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 88 73 63
Cimetière du Château
Old Nice
The people buried in the Château cemetery come from a variety of social backgrounds. They are both the small people of Old Nice but also the town's notables and foreigners from the town's many communities.

Allée François Aragon - 06300 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 85 68 10
Le Palais de La Préfecture
Old Nice
The palace of the Dukes of Savoy in the 17th century, a hospital during the French Revolution and the Prefecture when Nice became French in 1860, this building has been renovated several times.
Today, after having had different functions, the Palais...

1 place du Palais de Justice (rue de la Préfecture) - 06300 NICE
Église Sainte-Jeanne d'Arc
North Nice
A stunning realization made of concrete painted white, the Joan of Arc church was built by the architect Jacques Droz in the early 1930s, with exceptional consistency between the materials, shapes and aesthetic design.
The 65-metre bell tower adorned...

11 rue Grammont - 06000 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 86 33 07
Église Saint-Martin dite Saint-Augustin
Old Nice
The present church dates mainly from the 17th century; among the fine works it contains, there is a Pietà, a panel painting attributed to Louis Brea (ca. 1504).
The Augustinian convent became a barracks after the French Revolution, renamed ‘Caserne...

Place Saint-Augustin - 06300 NICE
Le Cadran Solaire
Nice-Sea side
On Quai Rauba Capeu which links Promenade des Anglais to the Port, a most unusual sundial gives the time thanks to the shadow of the human head.

Côté Est de la Promenade des Anglais - 06300 NICE
Le Negresco
Nice-Sea side
Built on the shores of the famous Baie des Anges in 1912 by Niermans for the Romanian Henri Negresco, this Belle-Époque landmark is the only museum and luxury hotel in Nice.
A listed historic building since 2003, it houses collections retracing five...

37 Promenade des Anglais - 06000 NICE
Les Ponchettes
Nice-Sea side
Between Cours Saleya and the Sea, this row of buildings includes two 19th-century vaulted halls, now converted into municipal galleries, which host many exhibitions with a definite predilection for contemporary art.
They host many exhibitions with a...

Promenade des Anglais - Cours Saleya - 06300 NICE
La Place Rossetti
Old Nice
Ochre façades, fountains, flower-decked balconies, baroque cathedral and café terraces contribute to the life of this bustling square, one of the most picturesque in Old Nice.

- 06300 NICE
Sanctuaire du Sacré Coeur

22 rue de France - 06000 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 87 38 67
La Place Saint-Francois
Old Nice
Of the former Franciscan convent, all that remains is a small part of the cloister.
The recently restored bell tower (Tour de l’Horloge) dominating the lively square where the fish market is held every morning (except Monday) around the dolphins’...

- 06300 NICE
Ancien Hôtel Régina
North Nice
This former hotel was built in 1896 for English aristocrats and essentially Queen Victoria; construction took only eighteen months.
With its impressive majestic silhouette, it bears witness to the splendours of the Belle Époque. In the 1930s, it was...

71 bd de Cimiez - 06000 NICE
Eglise Jean-Baptiste Le Voeu
City center

2 rue Alfred Mortier - 06000 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 85 35 63