Some tips to organize a cultural holiday in Nice


The city of Nice, the legendary resort has recently developed another form of tourism that aims to target another category of tourists: cultural tourism. This means if the city of Nice is rich in monuments and museums. It is entirely possible to book for a cultural holiday and not get bored. Among the places to visit, we can count the municipal galleries. The City of Nice has laid out in its historic heart called municipal galleries. These are actually showrooms where, from the mid-60s, were presented the works of contemporary artists. Among the most famous, you can visit "The Marine Gallery" at 59 Quai des USA or "Gallery Ponchettes" at 77 US Quay which was long dedicated to Raoul Dufy. These two galleries house temporary exhibitions of contemporary art.

Another place to visit, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MAMAC). It is located on the Promenade des Arts and really worth a visit. You can discover the collections of the history of French and American avant-garde since the 60s An interesting nod to recall the role played at Nice in these innovative movements.

25 boulevard Carnot, you can visit the human Palaeontology Terra Amata Museum. These collections revolve around explanations to explain the process of pre-historians in their research of lifestyle. In reality it is itself housed in a recently discovered prehistoric site.

If you still have breath, you may end up discovering the Asian Art Museum, for a real change of scenery. It is at 405 Promenade des Anglais. This museum is a focus of the General Council of the Alpes-Maritimes, in the role of Asia in the western world.

We recommend that you find out as it is a true piece of art, not be it in architecture. This is the Japanese architect Kenzo Tange, who designed the museum on an artificial lake covered waterfowl. In its construction and shape all is symbol.

The museum collections are divided between history collections, ethnographic collections and decorative arts but also contemporary collections.