What to do in Nice and around?

“Yes, sir, there are things to see and do on the French Riviera without spending money.”
― Robert A. Heinlein, Glory Road

Erasmus in Nice is about adventure, making new friends, enjoy the azure sea, fall in love…

What could better than take some nice erasmus frineds and make an epic trip?!

In this blog post we’ll try to give you some tips of interesting places in Nice and around the city, which you probably won’t  find easily 😉

 

1. Mont Boron-an ideal place for romantic sunset.

On the 190m high, the Parc of Mont Boron opens you a splendid panoramic view on Nice and Villefranche-Sur-Mer.

In this huge park you can also find the Mont Alban fort, which was built in 1560. If you are tired of just lying on a beach the Park of Mont Boron is an ideal place for enjoying the forest that covers 57 hectares of Mediterranean plants, including olive trees and Alesso pine.

How to get there?

bus 14, ‘Chemin du Fort’ stop, followed by a 5-minute walk.

2. Cascade de Gairaut – „A little secret above Nice“

Hidden from travel guide book…

the Cascade Gairaut is a large artificial waterfall built in the nineteenth century represents a romantic place particularly at sunset and opens the splendid view over Nice. A must-see for those who like quiet and romantic places.

How to get there?

By tram to the stop Henri Sappia and then take the bus 76 from Le Roulet to the Cascade de Gairaut bus stop. See here.

3.  Île Sainte-Marguerite (15 minutes by ferry from Cannes)

The island of Sainte-Marguerite is an ideal place to enjoy nature, walk through pine and eucalyptus forest, swim in crystal clear water and enjoy gorgeous views back to Cannes coastline.

And one more thing!

 

You probably at least heared about “Man in the Iron Mask”

or may be watched the film with Leonardo di Caprio. The island of Sainte-Marguerite was home to a mysterious man prisioned by King Louis the XIV whose identity remains unknown. Nowadays, the cell number 5 of the mysterious prisoner is open for visitors.

On the island you can also see the cells, old Roman cisterns and a small cemetery for French and North African soldiers

How to get there?

From Nice:

40 € (return ticket) by cruise ship.

From Cannes:

14,50 € (return ticket)

Where to buy tickets?

http://www.trans-cote-azur.co.uk/

4. The Photography Museum

A perfect place particularly for photography lovers. If you admire this form of art, The Photography Museum offers you a rich collection of old black & white photography and digital image.

More information:

http://museephotographie.nice.fr/

How to find?

1 place Pierre Gautier – 06300 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 97 13 42 20

Opening hours:

11:00-18:00
23/06- 15/10:  10:00-18:00
Weekly closing: Monday all day

5. Jardin des Arènes de Cimiez: Matisse Museum, the Monastery of Cimiez, Archaeology Museum and Roman ruins.

The collection of Matisse’s works represents 68 paintings, 236 designs, 218 drawings, 56 sculptures and interesting sketches for the decorations of the Chapel in Vence, which makes the museum a great place for all art lovers.

Near the Matisse Museum you can find the Monastère Notre-Dame-de-Cimiez lies in the stylish quarter of Cimiez directly above the ancient ruins of Cemenelum, which has interesting vestiges of the Roman baths and amphitheater.