Promenade des Anglais
The most famous stretch of seafront in Nice – if not France – is this vast paved promenade, which gets its name from the English ex-pat...
A landmark building overlooking the grand sweep of the Promenade des Anglais, built in 1912 for Romanian innkeeper Henri Negresco. Its...
Based opposite the Hotel Negresco, this water sports operator has numerous methods of getting you out and about on the Med, including...
Undubbed films, with French subtitles.
Housed in a sumptuous pink Regency dining room, Hôtel Negresco’s two-starred Michelin restaurant, run by locally trained chef Jean-Denis...
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Musée Masséna information
Originally built as a holiday home for Prince Victor d’Essling (the grandson of one of Napoleon’s favourite generals, Maréchal Massena), this lavish belle époque building is another of the city’s iconic architectural landmarks. Built between 1898 and 1901 in grand neoclassical style with an Italianate twist, it’s now a fascinating museum dedicated to the history of the Riviera – taking in everything from holidaying monarchs to expat Americans, the boom of tourism and the enduring importance of carnival.
It was built by the Danish architect Hans-Georg Tersling (1857–1920), who was responsible for several other important buildings during the belle époque. The ground floor is still sometimes used for official occasions, so the museum sometimes closes at short notice.