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Place Massena

Place Massena, 06000 Nice, France (Centre)
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Ranked #7 of 125 Attractions in Nice
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: A picturesque city square in Nice's historic quarter.
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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131 reviews 131 reviews
45 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves in this huge square featuring unusual fountains and giant artwork. If you're on foot in Nice, it's well worth a detour to enjoy the rare combination of large-scale water features, grand old architecture and lively human interaction.

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Liverpool
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5 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Just loved this huge square. Totally unexpected. Loved all the the amazing fountains - like no others I have ever seen. Designed for people to wander through and cool off. A great place to people watch.

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Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt, France
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115 reviews 115 reviews
14 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

loved the fountains, just the buzz of the place, lots for kids, a real place to chill in the heart of this busy city

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England
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89 reviews 89 reviews
13 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

A good area to get a meal late at night. There were many people here, but there was much security in evidence.

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ireland
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18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

this is a whole new area since we were last in Nice the change is really magic ,lots to do for children and the most fantastic fountain which you can sit by and just watch people running though the water lots of interesting garden areas to see, good toilet facilities, the only down side not enough seating it was often... More

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Oxford
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10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

I went on a warm Saturday and I thought it one of the best public and free city centre places I've been to. At one end was a large, shady park with trees and seats, just right for eating my tarte au fraises (sorry French very rusty).I was intrigued by the mist appearing out of the ground in quite a... More

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Randburg, South Africa
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43 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The Place Massena is a nice square to stride through and it creates a big and open experience. Not worth spending a lot of time there unless you have an app or guide to explain what you are seeing

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I never stayed for a long time in Place Massena, but its good to get some pictures as a little Niçoise post card.

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Patna
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Much more impressive than the photographs look, clean and busy look here for rickshaw rides. Many shops and cafés here, quirky and fancy.

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York, Pennsylvania
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This square has a unique tiled floor and many statues of men on pillars that light up in different colors at night. There is also a beautiful fountain at one end of it where people gather. The tram runs right through it.

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