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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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A beautiful square with a fountain and a group of sculptures

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Montreal, Canada
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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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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 20 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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Calgary AB
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 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 3 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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Toms River, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

A lovely square to sit by the fountain, relax, & people watch. Very popular in the afternoon when the restaurants are open. Some days they have art on display for sale & on some weekends they have a flea market.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The Place Massena is a busy square. It has loads of restaurants that open till late at night, the Le Meridien hotel is 3 minutes away and the famous Gallerie Lafayette is within the square as well. Due to the fountain and stature, it might be a nice spot to take a few pictures.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

So the building itself is very aesthetically pleasing and garden also very cute. The walk from old town to here pass along the garden and place so do not miss!

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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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