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“good place to get of the tram” 5 of 5 stars
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Place Massena
Place Massena, 06000 Nice, France (Centre)
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Owner description: A picturesque city square in Nice's historic quarter.
Horbury, United Kingdom
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“good place to get of the tram”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

its a huge bustling square with shops and gardens all around only a short walk from promenade anglais

Visited March 2013
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“A large open square”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Nice to sit and people watch,even better if you have a chocolate ice cream in your hand from one of the many ice cream shops near by.

Visited March 2013
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“THE STARTING POINT FOR CENTRAL NICE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

The Place is the starting point for some of the major shopping and dining options in Nice.
Immediately you have the great store of Galerie Lafeyette and then take your pick,down to the Cour Saleya with its vibrant flower and vegetable market which turns itself into amaziing restaaurants and bars in the afternoon and evening.From the Cours the Promenade des Anglais is there.
Or turn east from th Place into the area which abounds in up market shops and some up market restaurants.

Visited December 2012
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“February not the best month to 'experience' Place Masséna”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

We know the Place Masséna from previous visits, and think of it as a smart square with posh shops and pleasant shady arches. This time views of the shops were obscured by the empty staging for 100s of spectators for the Carnaval. It was additionally spoiled by huge banners attached to the façades of the suqare portraying the Disney-style carnaval characters, so the natural dignity of the square's architecture was not evident. It was rainy, cold and definitely a bit sad. To catch it at its best, visit Nice in warm sunny weather!

Visited February 2013
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“Carnaval!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

This square is the focal point of the carnival parades in February and March. That is when the square is rocking and worth making a trip to from anywhere in the world.

Visited February 2013
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