Since 1910, the Oceanographic Museum of Monacofounded by Prince Albert I of Monaco has revealed the mystery of the sea and ocean to visitors. Its collections explore both the marvels of natural history (shells, shellfish, fish and many other inhabitants of the saltwater setting) and the art of navigation and scientific expeditions.
Collections also include artistic representations of the marine environment and creations based on sea objects serving an aesthetic purpose (mother-of-pearl ornaments, painted shells) and ethnographic prints.
Additionally, theAquariumand its 90 pools allow the public direct contact with water and deep-sea creatures.
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.
Located on the Promenade Des Arts in Nice, the national theatre presents numerous shows as part of its cultural programme. The establishment has two theatres: the salle Pierre Brasseur, which seats 963 and the salle Michel Simon, with 318 seats.
The theatre hosts on average 30 shows per year, from contemporary creations to dance performances, recitals and concerts.
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.
The Palais de la Méditerranée in Nice enjoys a fabulous location on the seafront on the famous Promenade des Anglais. Its main façade on the Promenade des Anglais and the secondary façade on the Rue du Congrès were classified as historical monuments in 1989.
Since its restoration in the early 2000s, the Palais de la Méditerranée has housed a luxury hotel, a theatre and a casino.