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Place Massena

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Address: Place Massena, 06000 Nice, France
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A picturesque city square in Nice's historic quarter.

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Fun square to visit night and day

Lots of people watching can be done here. People performing, mimes, and music by people in the square. Great place to be.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Grams98
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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lots of people watching can be done here. People performing, mimes, and music by people in the square. Great place to be.

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I didn't think the square and the streets around it were worth more than a brief walk. The long stretched park in front of it however was a true oasis after our visit to the narrow Old Town. Lots of people, nice plants and a reflection pool make for a relaxing environment.

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Melbourne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a nice big square in Nice, but I would hardly rate it as an attraction. The building colour tones are very distinctive but would hardly say this a place you would travel to, rather travel through.

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Thank GumnutMelbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A must see place for a stroll during the day - fruit and veg market in the morning and arts, crafts, trinkets in the afternoon - and many good places for a coffee or a beer and people watching. Don't eat here in the evening though - much better quality and settings in the narrow streets of the old town.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Right in the center of it all, Vibrant area to catch street performers. Also right along the tram line.

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Banstead, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I could spend hours on this square, watching the fascinating locals and visitors wandering around, with the added attraction of the water fountains and sprays. which you have to experience!

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great if you have small children as it has an open place with fountains where they can splash and have fun. Lots of shops and restaurants and by night there are street acts to watch. As a bonus it has a tram stop and the little train departs from here on an hours trip around the back streets of nice... More 

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You find the taste of Italy in this place sited in France. The architecture is very accurate and looks like Turin in Italy. A taste of Savoia way of living

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Caterham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't do Nice without walking Place Massena. Slowly, it gets better that way. You'll also see a huge square with water spouting melodically into the air. Go get wet, it's worth it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a square where people are gathering in the evening. It has a water fountain with some nice statues but for the rest is average

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