Museums & Monuments

Musée Matisse

The Musée Matisse in Nice is a national museum devoted to the work of French painter Henri Matisse. It gathers one of the world's largest collections of his works, tracing his artistic beginnings and his evolution through his last works. The museum, which opened in 1963, is located in the Villa des Arènes, a seventeenth-century villa in the neighborhood of Cimiez.

Opening hoursMonday & Wednesday to Sunday 10am – 6pm
Address: 164 Avenue des Arènes de Cimiez, 06000 Nice
☎ +33 4 93 81 08 08

Front of musée Matisse in Nice - Takato Marui (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Cathédrale Saint-Nicolas de Nice

The St Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral, Nice (French: Cathédrale Orthodoxe Saint-Nicolas de Nice, Russian: Николаевский собор, Ницца) is a Russian Orthodox cathedral located in the French city of Nice. It functions as a house of worship of the Moscow Patriarchate, and while it is the legal property of the Russian Federation, administered by the Property Department of the Moscow Kremlin it is also recognized as a national monument of France. It is the largest Russian Orthodox cathedral in Western Europe.

Opening hours: On Monday 2pm – 6pm, Tuesday to Sunday: 9am – 12pm / 2pm – 6pm
Address: Avenue Nicolas II, 06000 Nice
☎ +33 9 83 94 71 55

Musée d'art moderne et d'art contemporain de Nice

The Musée d'art moderne et d'art contemporain, also known as MAMAC, is a museum dedicated to modern art and contemporary art. It opened on 21 June 1990, in Nice, France.

Opening hoursTuesday to Sunday 10am – 6pm
Address: Place Yves Klein, 06000 Nice
☎ +33 4 97 13 42 01

Musée Marc-Chagall

The Musée Marc Chagall (National Museum or Chagall Biblical Message) is a national museum dedicated to the work of painter Marc Chagall - essentially his works inspired by religion - and located in Nice, in the Alpes-Maritimes.

Opening hoursMonday & Wednesday to Sunday 10am – 5pm
Address: 36 Avenue Dr Ménard, 06000 Nice
☎ +33 4 93 53 87 20

Musée National Marc Chagall, Nice - Janet McKnight (CC BY 2.0)

Basilique Notre-Dame de Nice

The basilica, built between 1864 and 1868, was designed by Louis Lenormand and is the largest church in Nice, but is not the cathedral.

Opening hoursMonday to Friday 9:30am – 11:30am / 4pm – 6pm
Address : 2 Rue d'Italie, 06000 Nice 
☎ +33 4 93 88 73 63

Notre-Dame church in Nice - LimeWave (CC BY 2.0)

Cathédrale Saint-Réparate de Nice

Nice Cathedral (French: Basilique-Cathédrale Sainte-Marie et Sainte-Réparate de Nice) is the cathedral of the Diocese of Nice and is located in the old town of Nice in the south of France. It was built between 1650 and 1699, the year of its consecration. It is dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and Saint Reparata.

Opening hoursTuesday to Sunday 9am - 12pm / 2pm - 6pm
Address: 3 Place Rossetti, 06300 Nice
☎ +33 4 93 92 01 35

Palais Nikaia 

Palais Nikaïa is an indoor concert hall and multi-purpose facility located in Nice, France. It opened on 4 April 2001, and is located five minutes' drive from Côte d'Azur International Airport.

Opening hoursMonday to Saturday 9am - 8pm
Address: 163 Bd du Mercantour, 06200 Nice
☎ +33 4 92 29 31 29

Musée des beaux-arts de Nice

The Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice in Nice, France at 33 av. des Baumettes was built in the former private mansion built in 1878 by the Ukrainian Princess, Elisabeth Vassilievna Kotschoubey. Named for the artist Jules Chéret who lived and worked in Nice during his final years, the museum opened as the "Palais des Arts Jules Chéret" on 7 January 1928.

Opening hoursTuesday to Sunday 10am - 6pm
Address: 33 Avenue des Baumettes, 06000 Nice
☎ +33 4 92 15 28 28

Villa Thomson - Miniwark (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Opéra de Nice

The Opéra de Nice is the principal opera venue in Nice, France.
It offers three types of performances: operas, ballets and classical concerts ; and houses the Ballet Nice Méditerrannée and the Nice Philharmonic Orchestra.

The “petit théâtre en bois” was first created in 1776 by Marquess Alli-Maccarani. Sold in 1787, it reopened in 1790 under the name “Théâtre Royal”.

Opening hoursMonday to Friday 9am - 5:30pm / Saturday 9am - 3:30pm
Address: 4-6 Rue Saint-François de Paule, 06300 Nice
☎ +33 4 92 17 40 00

Opéra de Nice (CC BY-SA 3.0)