The Negresco Hotel, Promenade des Anglais, Nice, France
Images: French Beaches | France Map | Nice eating | Nice Carnival | Nice Map
Nice's Promenade was suggested by British expats as a way of employing poor itinerants in 1820 and was the scene of a famously existential departure when Isadora Duncan - leading free dancer and feminist - was throttled by her own scarf when it caught in the wheels of her open-top Bugatti in 1927, outside the Negresco Hotel (that pink-domed pleasure palace). Hoist by her own petard you might say.
Well-dressed travellers with fat wallets should have a drink in the Negresco's Bar Le Relais but avoid the CO2-dominated terrace.
One of the more special Victorian buildings opposite the Prom, beside a lovely little piece of modernism; both enclosed by some of the least special 1960's tat.
Place Massena, with Nice's premier shopping street Jean Medecin straight ahead and the fine new tram system.
This is the spectacular Russian Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Nicolas, on Blvd du Tzarewitch, off one of Nice's main roads, Rue de Gambetta. The great edifice was built by Tsar Nicolas in 1912 and is full of brilliant carvings, frescos and varied treasures, though there is a small entry fee. Many Russians live in the area.
Palais de Justice, between the old town and Cours Saleya.
View Larger Map
Nice Map | France Map
Port of Nice. Click to see information and pictures of Nice's Green Transport systems.
Nice's port, where the mega-rich rub shoulders with the long-term port residents, while car ferries slide in and out en route for other French and Italian ports, including those of Corsica Island (French, 4 hour voyage) and Sardinia Island (Italy).
France Pictures: French Beaches | France | Cannes
Côte d'Azur Villa Photography | Menton | Nice Carnival