Visit this pretty principality
You'll arrive here is travelling from the UK on Eurostar.
You'll arrive here if travelling from Paris, the stations is within walking distance of the city centre.
Nice is a cosmopolitan city with a rich and fascinating history. It’s a desirable destination with its famous waterfront, the bustling and atmospheric Old Town, as well as a number of interesting museums.
Head up to the beautiful Parc du Chateau and enjoy panoramic views of the Old Town and port of Nice. Stop off at the 16th-century Tour Bellandra (or what remains) for a picnic before heading up to the Cascade Donjon, an 18th-century artificial waterfall. There’s a kids playground there too if they have enough energy after the hike up there.
Visit the ruins and museum at the Nice-Cimiez archaeological site.
The Musée Matisse is home to 68 paintings, 57 sculptures and hundreds of sketches by the artist.
Established by the Russian Imperial Family following visits to Nice, the Russian Orthodox Saint-Nicolas Cathedral is said to be the largest Orthodox Russian building outside Russia.
Finally, for a general overview of art, visit the Musée des Beaux-Arts where you'll see everything from Flemish paintings to ancient works from the region.
Tip: Time for a coffee break? Try the tiramisu cappuccino at Boccaccio!
In the suburb of Cimiez lies a Roman amphitheatre (the site of the annual jazz festival) and extensive Roman ruins. You'll also be able to stroll around the nearby Cimiez Monastery and gardens.
The church houses Ludovico Brea's Pietà, Crucifixtion and Deposition and buried deep in the monastery are painters Henri Matisse and Raoul Dufy.
After checking out the ruins, walk back down the hill and stop off at Chagall's Biblical Message - a museum built specifically for Chagall's work.
Prices based on lowest available Standard Class one way fare per person.
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