City life revolves around Massena Square, Nice's geographic center. Originally created in 1832, it has been redesigned several times since then and in 1852 finally named in honor of one of the city's most famous citizens. This harmoniously landscaped area of fountains, statues, trees, flowers, etc. provides Nice with a hub where its citizens and visitors can admire the surrounding architecture, gardens, and countryside.



Especially loved by ramblers looking for a peaceful environment and open spaces. Ancient pergolas connected to the main buildings are covered by climbing rose bushes, well kept grass paths are decorated with seville oranges, tangerines trees, etc. and the almost sacred wooded areas invite meditation.


One of Nice's oldest gardens which connects the old town (Vielle Ville) to the modern city. Located in the heart of the city but also overlooking the sea, it forms a continuous two kilometer green path through Nice beginning at the Mediterannean Sea and includes the Paillon promenade and Square Leclerc.


The largest plant house in the world, the Astronomic Garden, the Island of the Remotes Times, The Maya Temple, fishes, birds, exotic butterflies and thousand of flowers as well as exhibits, events and entertainment.


Nice's birthplace, rich in history and legends, of which, remains today the ruins of the ancient cathedral "Our Lady of the Chateau", also renown for its calm surroundings, refreshing waterfalls, remakable plant life and equally a children's paradise with spacious playgrounds. "Le Parc du Chateau" uncontestably is one of the best viewing points to see the Bay of Angels (Baie des Anges), the old city and the harbor.


Located on the Cimiez cliffs overlooking Nice and next to the Monastery Gardens. An ideal spot to spend an agreable day in the open air, picnic under the shade of olive trees, play games, roll around on the lawn, visit the "Cemenelum" roman ruins and the nearby museums (Archaeological and Matisse).