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Some four million visitors descend upon France’s fifth-largest city annually. The sunny beaches aren’t the city’s only draw though—Nice also hosts a diverse concentration of museums, cultural attractions and architecture, not to mention easy access to other Riviera attractions.

Things to do in Nice

Baie des Anges

Don’t miss a dip in the azure “Bay of Angels” when the weather is warm – while free public beaches abound, the upscale private beaches allow guests to lap up the sunshine while enjoying chaise lounges, parasols, restaurants, bar service, and more.

Along the Promenade des Anglais, French Riviera,
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Le Château

Head to the public park atop “Castle Hill” for stellar views over the city and sea. The lofty ledge’s history included stints as an ancient Greek settlement and medieval castle site.

Eastern end of Quai des Etats-Unis, French Riviera, 011-33-4-93-85-62-33
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Musée Matisse

This impressive collection of work by French artist Henri Matisse, who lived in Nice during the last four decades of his life, is housed in a light-bathed 17th-century villa.

164 Ave. des Arènes de Cimiez, French Riviera, 011-33-4-93-81-08-08,
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Musée National Message Biblique Marc Chagall

Featuring late works by Russian-born Chagall, including 17 biblical scenes on large canvases, this natural light-filled museum is enhanced by surrounding gardens and pools.

Ave. Docteur Ménard, French Riviera, 011-33-4-93-53-87-20,
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Promenade des Anglais

Saunter, bike, or ’blade along this four-mile-long coastal promenade, with its sweeping Mediterranean vistas and opportunities for people-watching – it’s especially enchanting at sunset.

Along the Baie des Anges waterfront, French Riviera,
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