Comfort Hotel Galaxie - Nice St Laurent Du Var
39, Avenue du Marechal Juin
Saint Laurent Du Var, 06700
Phone: (33) 4 93077372
Fax: (33) 4 93143214
Musée des Arts Asiatiques displays the sheer beauty and diversity of Asian art and culture with pieces from various regions across the continent. The collection of traditional costumes is simply outstanding. Situated close to Phoenix Park, this museum opened in 1998 and is one of the most beautiful and well-designed in the city. The architect, Kenzo Tange, has constructed a masterpiece in white marble, resting on round and square bases which symbolize the sky and the earth. The museum stretches out towards a small artificial lake where swans and ducks swim.
Re-discover nature's kaleidoscope at the seven hectare (17 acre) Parc Phoenix. It is home to one of the largest glass-houses in the world, the Diamond Vert ("green diamond"), where the rarest species of plants bloom and thrive in their native climates. Step back in time and discover some of the earliest types of plant life on the Ile des Temps Révolus (Island that Time Forgot), set in the middle of an artificial lake. Ethnographic artifacts are treasured at the park's Musee Departmental des Artes Asiatiques. This nature lover's paradise is suitable for all ages and makes the perfect getaway for both educational visits and fun days out for children. The vast animal collections, intriguing plants and exotic flowers will leave you spellbound by nature's beauty and abundance. Themed exhibitions and educational activities organized throughout the year. The park opens daily at 9:30a and closing times change seasonally; call or see website for more information.
The Bibliothèque de Caucade is a quaint, old library, situated in the heart of the Caucade quarters in Nice. This library caters to all ages and preferences, hence, they have books of almost every genres available. So, whether you would like to get your hands on a graphic novel or a piece of archaic literature, you can find it all here. The quiet and majestic ambiance of the library makes you want to read and get to know the collection better. If you are a booklover then the Bibliothèque de Caucade is definitely made for you. Do visit their website for further details.
Situated on the roof terraces of Nice's modern art museum, musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain (MAMAC), this little garden and wall walk is a curious sight. Nevertheless, the garden boasts a truly wonderful view over Nice-the modern city as well as the old town with its red-tiled rooftops, and the range of hills that encircle the city. A few artistic works are scattered along the length of this Garden of Eden, and sound recordings create the impression of being in the heart of the forest, treating your ears to birdsong and rustling leaves. Access to the garden can only be gained through the museum.
Centre Culturel de la Providence is a cultural performance space and venue. It is located in a 17th-century Baroque chapel, beautifully restored and accessible to the general public. Events include concerts, shows, and lessons for the Nice community. Call or look on the website for more information.
This private stretch of beach is ideal for families with young children - it even comes complete with an adventure playground and swimming pool. What's more, the deckchairs are far enough apart to give each sun seeker the privacy they need. All in all, an attractive private beach in the heart of town that should please the whole family!
This heavenly bay is one of the popular tourist spot in Nice. Le Baie des Anges or Bay of Angels falls along the Mediterranean Sea and is an ideal place to go sailing, indulge in some swimming and try your luck at some fishing. The beach front however is not ideal for a tan as it is covered by rough pebbles. The bay's associated promenade is also a famous venue for some street carnivals and marine festivals.
Eglise Saint Pierre d'Arène is a local Catholic parish not far from the Nice beach. It hosts musical and choral concerts, and boasts a fine organ. Call for a schedule of upcoming events.
A must-visit while walking down the Promenade des Anglais, the Musee d'Art et d'Histoire Massena is housed in a historic 19th century building, a wonderful example of the architecture of La Belle Epoque. The beautiful landscaped gardens created by Edouard Andre are open to the public and feature several interesting botanical specimens, perfect to stroll around. With over twenty rooms dedicated to the art and history of the city spanning over 200 years, the collection is extensive featuring art work, furniture, decorative items and the collection on Napolean is particularly fascinating. Explore a fruitful and interesting time in the city's history, the Belle Epoque as you tour the Musee d'Art et d'Histoire Massena. Guided tours are available with prior booking. To reserve tickets, please give them a call.
This is arguably one of the finest private beaches to be found along the large seaside walkway that follows the shoreline, known as the Promenade des Anglais, or la Prom to locals. You can find it level with the famous Belle Epoque palace-come-hotel Négresco. Take advantage of the superb range of activities on offer, including pedalo boats, jet-skis, parasending, sea-water swimming pool, adventure playground for the kids, swimming lessons, table tennis, a pontoon... all under the watchful eye of a qualified swimming instructor/lifeguard. You'll certainly be grateful for the sun loungers as the beaches in Nice are pebbled rather than sandy. You can also enjoy great cuisine on the beach itself with an excellent menu to choose from, served on a delightful shaded terrace.
Built by Tsar Nicolas in 1912, this church is a work of art. Representative of the Russian presence in France it is a key tourist attraction today, with its gorgeous wood work and collection of icons. The interiors are ornamental and unique and are a definite must see. This exotic and colorful cathedral is home to many historical and religious objects that were transferred here when Russia was in the throes of civil turmoil. Come and visit or attend the church services held every Sunday.
This is the most attractive tourist information office in the city, something which its location : on the Promenade des Anglais ,guarantees. As a result, you'll have no trouble finding it by just walking along the seafront, lined as it is with prestigious hotels. The offices are quite big and a considerable wealth of documentation (maps, leaflets on places to visit) is at your disposal. What's more, all the information you need is provided in a friendly , yet professional, manner.