Promenade des Anglais
Palm-lined promenade des Anglais, paid for by Nice’s English colony in 1822, is a fine stage for a stroll. It’s particularly atmospheric...
Built in 1912 for Romanian innkeeper Henri Negresco. Don’t miss the magnificent facade.
Nondubbed films, with French subtitles.
In a sumptuous pink Regency dining room, the Negresco's two-Michelin-starred restaurant, run by locally trained chef Jean-Denis...
65 rue de France · interesting places nearby
Villa Masséna information
The beautiful Musée Masséna, housed in a marvellous Italianate neoclassical villa (1898), retraces Nice and the Riviera’s history from the late 18th century to WWII. It’s a fascinating journey, with a roll call of monarchs, a succession of nationalities (British, Russians, Americans), the advent of tourism, the prominence of the carnival and more. History is told through a mix of furniture, objects, vintage posters, early photographs, paintings and the lovely setting (though captions are in French only).
The city of Nice still uses the ground floor rooms for official occasions so it can sometimes close at short notice.