2- Parc Phoenix
There is a fee of three euros to enter this park, but it is money well spent considering how much there is to do and see in these seven hectares of park. There are 20 themed areas, with 2,500 species of plants growing around the ponds, in a modern greenhouse (one of the largest in Europe) and a variety of gardens. There are also animal enclosures and terrariums, with turtles, otters and tropical spiders, while ducks, flamingos and iguanas roam freely in the greenhouse.
3- Stroll around the Cours Saleya market
Also in the old town of Nice there is this beautiful market of flowers and fresh produce, which is held every day except Monday, when it is replaced by a flea market. It sells fresh produce, regional delicacies and flowers from Provence and the Alpes-Maritimes countryside. The flower stalls stay open longer, usually until 5:30 pm.
4- Monastère de Cimiez
This monastery on a hill, north of the center, was founded by the Benedictines in the 19th century. It arrives along the Boulevard de Cimiez, one of the most impressive streets of Nice, with extraordinary hotels and palaces of the 19th century. The Gothic buildings of the monastery date back to the 14th and 15th centuries, with delicate frescoes from the 1500s. But most visitors make the climb for a single purpose: to see the gardens, with flowerbeds, topiaries, geometric lawns, pergolas and a terrace with an incredible view of the city. These gardens are the oldest on the French Riviera, designed in 1546.
5- Masséna Museum
This 19th century villa on the Promenade des Anglais was donated to the city by the Duke of Rivoli in 1919 on condition that it was open to the public as a museum of local history. Inside is the typical palace of the Belle Époque, and has gardens designed by Édouard André. Inside is a mix of curiosities, such as Napoleon's death mask and the tiara of his wife, Empress Josephine, as well as a collection of 19th century French art on the second floor.
6- Admire the view from Cap-Ferrat
Symbol of the luxury of the Riviera, Cap-Ferrat is located 20 minutes east of Nice, on the scenic Boulevard Napoléon III. Here you will find sensational turn-of-the-century residences. Like the renowned Cap d'Antibes trail, Cap-Ferrat is bordered by a coastal path with the greatest photographic opportunities of the legendary jagged coastline of the Riviera and the Esterel Massif. The path is also the easiest way to reach some of the cozy beaches on the eastern side.
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