In the month of February, the city comes even more alive when it holds the largest carnival in France. This annual event attracts young and old alike to check out the dazzling costumes and decorations.
To visit Vieux Nice – or Vieux as the locals affectionately call it – is to immediately step into a picturesque Italian village. A small town within the metropolis, this popular destination is lively throughout the year.
La Pérouse Hotel boasts a fantastic vantage point of the Bay of Nice and the city. But for an even higher view, climb the stairs near the hotel entrance – or take the Art Deco elevator – to the top of Colline du Château.
The Matisse Museum, housed in a majestic villa, features a collection of more than 700 works and objects that belonged to Henri Matisse. Stroll through the rooms and lose yourself in the painter’s colorful universe.