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Address: Place Massena, 06000 Nice, France
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Description: A picturesque city square in Nice's historic quarter.
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Good ambiance in the evenings.

Place Messana doesn't look like much in the day time, but it comes to life in the evenings. There are plenty of bars and restaurants nearby, and it has attractive lighting and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Place Messana doesn't look like much in the day time, but it comes to life in the evenings. There are plenty of bars and restaurants nearby, and it has attractive lighting and places to just sit and soak up the atmosphere. This makes it a good place to stop and relax after your evening meal.

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

What a wonderful addition to the park. Dozens of spouting fountains which randomly spout water. They are at ground level which makes a perfect playground for young children. Just a joy to experience.

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Lisbon District, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I have to admit it is impossible to miss this square - if you are visiting Nice, wherever you might go, you will pass through this square eventually. It has a very nice fountain, where tourist keep taking photos day and night, so be patient when trying to make photos there. Also, be careful, as there are always pickpockets in... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I love the sculptures that light up at night and change colors. I love the vibrant life of this square that is always full of tourists.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I have been visiting Place Massena and its surroudings since 1995 at least 3-4 times a year. I has been built better and better and now its in my opinoin the hear of Nice. From there you can reach the old town, flowermarket, Negresco, Boulevard des Anglais and so on. But the new Place Massena is really beautiful in the... More 

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New Delhi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is virtually the central part of Nice. A nice set of statues of men looking in different directions - five of them. They indicate what the world is like - no one talking to each other. Just off the square lies several stores and on one side there is a fun fountain which kids love. This is also the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Wandering around Old Town...we happened upon Place Massena. Wonderful, colorful open space with a fabulous fountain...everyone wants to take a picture. Street performers, carriage rides, shops, restaurants....very spacious open air area. Great old buildings, locals very friendly and really make the effort to speak English if you're struggling.

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Chandler, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Place Massena is a neat square lined with shops and great restaurants in the center of Nice, France. When we were visiting Nice, we continuously went there to find a new retaurants for dinner, and let me tell you with so many choices it was a difficult task 😀 easily accessible by Nice's tram, it is definitely a must go,... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It's a lovely, lively, buzzing space, surrounded by fine buildings, crossed by the tram line and itself stradding right across the (hidden) Paillon river, which is now turned into a long, linear park. People gather here in the warm evenings and watch the skaters and dancers.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

MAKE THIS THE FIRST STOP IN NICE! It is very beautiful because of the coloured buildings around the centre. The black and white marble adds a little more drama to the place. The french windows and the beautiful architecture is a sight sweet for sore eyes! The Massena is a busy city centre which has a lot of shopping opportunities... More 

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Address: Address: Place Massena, 06000 Nice, France
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  French Riviera - Cote d'Azur  >  Nice>  > Centre

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