- St-André les-Alpes
- Digne les-Bains
Culture and Heritage
It is worth getting lost ìn the colourful streets of Nice’s old town, exploring chapels, the Sainte Réparate cathedral and the Lascaris Palace, buìlt in the Genovese style. The Promenade des Anglais, the Place Masséna and the Place Garibaldi with its piedmont colours, are postcard scenes that make up the richness of the city’s heritage as do the numerous art and culture museums.
The Orthodox cathedral of Saint Nicolas, with its Byzantine chapel dedicated to Tsarevich Nicolas ll and the Kotschoubey Palace, which today houses the Fine Arts Museum, both show, through their architecture, the nineteenth-century presence of rich ar¡stocratic Russians who chose Nice as a holiday destination. Guided tours organised by the Tourìst Office on the subject of art in the cìty, along the former tram line, in Nice’s old town. Double-decker bus tours of Nice are also available.
Nature and Escapism
Allow yourself time to contemplate the turquoise-blue waters from the famous Promenade des Anglais or from the Castle hill, Visit the gardens borderìng the arenas, the thermal spas, the Franciscan monastery and the Matisse museum in Cimiez, then stroll along the esplanade of the Albert 1er garden.
Lifestyle and Traditions
All year round, the famous flower market takes place on the Cours Saleya, and February is carnival time with its charged atmosphere.
Proud of their independence, the Nice people speak their own language, called Nissart. Taste the local characterful cuisine : pissaladière, deep-fried courgette flowers and other specìalities.