Galerie Lympia


Nice's coolest new gallery space is housed in this former galley slaves' prison down by the port. Opened in 2017 by the Alpes-Maritimes' departmental government after a €2.1-million restoration project, it hosts regular free exhibitions of works by Niçois artists such as Patrick Moya, along with artists from further afield.

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1. Port Lympia

0.23 MILES

Nice’s Port Lympia, with its beautiful Venetian-coloured buildings, is often overlooked. But a stroll along its quays is lovely, as is the walk to get…

2. Colline du Château

0.26 MILES

For the best views over Nice’s red-tiled rooftops, climb the winding staircases up to this wooded outcrop on the eastern edge of the old town. It’s been…

3. Vieux Nice

0.48 MILES

Getting lost among the dark, narrow, winding alleyways of Nice’s old town is a highlight. The layout has barely changed since the 1700s, and it’s now…

4. Palais Lascaris

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Baroque Palais Lascaris is a 17th-century mansion housing a frescoed orgy of Flemish tapestries, faience and gloomy religious paintings, along with a…

5. Plage Publique des Ponchettes

0.51 MILES

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6. Place Garibaldi

0.53 MILES

Named for Nice-born Italian nationalist and military hero Giuseppe Garibaldi, this grand square was a military parade ground at the time of its creation…