Sitting on the hill of Cimiez, in a park next to the monastery, the Cimiez Arenas form an ellipse that, in ancient times, held thousands of spectators watching gladiator fights.BR>
Now in ruins, this area doubles as a modern day concert venue during summer festivals and other traditional celebrations.
Lunapark is a unique amusement park: heated, indoors, this park can be enjoyed all year-round. Children will be amazed by the variety of rides and attractions.
Feel the adrenaline-rush of the park's roller-coasters if you have the stomach for it, or enjoy some of the quieter rides that are open to children as well. Visitors can purchase a pass card to get the best deals on a maximum of attractions; this is often the best value solution.
Founded in 1966 when the artist donated his Biblical Message (a vast cycle of seventeen paintings based on the book of Genesis), the Musée National Message Biblique Marc Chagall or Marc Chagall Museum in Nice is one of three national museums in the department (along with the Picasso Museum in Vallauris and the Fernand Léger Museum in Biot).
The museum today offers a comprehensive overview of the work of painter Marc Chagall. Chagall’s work is marked by a profound spirituality, and the museum places it in the broader context of the history of contemporary art.
Take a side step from the Promenade des Anglais into the Théâtre de verdure and whet your curiosity in this open air theatre… Just close to the city centre and located in a garden, the Théâtre de verdure in Nice can accommodate up to 3 000 spectators.
The space can be adapted and has been putting on dance shows, French music concerts, operas and music festivals (Musicalia) since 1945… This is an extraordinary garden, filled to the brim with feeling…
The imposing orthodox church is a harmonious symphony of pink brickwork, light grey marble and brightly coloured tiles.
The sheer size of the Russian population in Nice was too much for the small church in Rue Longchamp and the idea for a new cathedral took root in 1902. The new building was based on a design by Russian architect Michel Preobrajenski in the "old Russian" style, and construction work lasted ten years.
Consecrated in 1912, the cathedral is considered to be one of the best examples of Russian religious architecture outside Russia.
Its cross-shaped layout with five domes above the centre and each of the four arms of the cross and the richness of its internal décor composed of precious icons donated by the faithful, many of whom settled in Nice after 1917, make this an exceptionally interesting building.