We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Place Massena

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Place Massena, 06000 Nice, France
Website
Description:

A picturesque city square in Nice's historic quarter.

Book In Advance
More Info
$390.05*
and up
Private Tour: 4-Hour Sightseeing Tour in Nice
More Info
$32.50*
and up
Nice Segway Tour
More Info
$32.50*
and up
Nice City Bike Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 3,699 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 603
    Excellent
  • 456
    Very good
  • 98
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
A busy hub of activity, right in the centre of Nice!

If you visit Nice, you can't really miss Place Massena, as it is a hub, one of the central squares in Nice, and is always so lively, full of people, all enjoying themselves, full... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Travelwisewoman
,
London, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

3,699 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,170: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
191 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you visit Nice, you can't really miss Place Massena, as it is a hub, one of the central squares in Nice, and is always so lively, full of people, all enjoying themselves, full of life and full of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants.....just put on your walking shoes and go and enjoy it all! Just watch out for the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Travelwisewoman
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect for shopping, and enjoying thee sights etc just watch out when crossing the tram lines .do look on line and book tickets for the ballet and the opera A , a great evening in a beautiful setting and the cost is much cheaper both at in the U K

Helpful?
1 Thank Sunboxer
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Level Contributor
120 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Christmas Central with small rides for children and a market. Also a long promenade with seats to relax or take a nice stroll.

Helpful?
Thank paulaspassport
St Helens, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
306 reviews
187 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 287 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Place Masséna is the main square of the city. With the demolition of the Masséna Casino in 1979, the Place Masséna became more spacious and less dense and is now bordered by red ochre buildings of Italian architecture. In fact the square looks to be more Venician than French and this gives it a very wide sophisticated character. It... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Big_Jeff_Leo
New Delhi
Level Contributor
96 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Almost like the city centre, a vibrant place full of activities. Enjoy the architecture around and has enough open spaces.

Helpful?
Thank josh_operator
Abergavenny
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent place to sit and eat or have a wine or beer and watch the world go by.There are lots of restaurants and small bars for you to sit and spend a few quiet hours.

Helpful?
Thank anthony348
Como, Italy
Level Contributor
157 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely big, open square, surrounded by shops and restaurants. There is always something going on here. Xmas is just lovely, the decorations & lighting are always superb. There is always an ice skating rink and some festive food stalls.

Helpful?
Thank LakeComoExpert
All over the place
Level Contributor
130 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What made me think of jelly adults, large brightly coloured figures on tall columns are the work of Jaume Plensa The 7 figures represent all the continents and symbolise dialogue.

Helpful?
Thank CorkJetsetter
jersey channel islands uk
Level Contributor
37 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to stay close to Place Massena during a recent short trip to Venice - The atmosphere is just great both during the day and the evening - The Christmas lights and decorations are just lovely and to top it all you have the tram passing every so often - well done Nice for putting on such... More 

Helpful?
Thank Paddyfamily1
Munich, Germany
Level Contributor
102 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

It is well connected by tram, busses and even Nice central train station. This is large square with lots of activities and entertainment. Many shops and restaurants are located alongside this square. Sea beach is on walkable distance.

Helpful?
Thank varsha156

Travelers who viewed Place Massena also viewed

Nice, French Riviera - Cote d'Azur
Nice, French Riviera - Cote d'Azur
 
Nice, French Riviera - Cote d'Azur
Nice, French Riviera - Cote d'Azur
 

Been to Place Massena? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Place Massena and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Place Massena staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?