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Place Massena

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A picturesque city square in Nice's historic quarter.
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Place Massena, 06000 Nice, France
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We arrived and the space had already been converted to a concert space which rocked on the night. Bear in mind the tramline goes directly up the middle so it had to be stopped for a few days. No problem. Life went on and within...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice place to walk and see people. Beside green park with playgroud to children. Easy to go to beach or shopping.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After a hot and busy day sightseeing in Nice what better way to relax than sitting on a bench or cafe watching the world go by in Place Masséna. On a hot July evening the fountains were filled with children cooling off and enjoying themselves...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank FarFarAwayToo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Being at the heart of Nice there is a great buzz and ambience around the Place. Fantastic range of shops, restaurants, cafes and bars in the area.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank georger572018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just walked around and enjoyed the place. Good views and great to get a feel for the area. Weather held up.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Ran_Mad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice is touristy now so Place Massena is a good way to get away from the crowds because it is so large. Provides a direct link from old Nice to the beach. There are some street entertainment every so often but not in your way....More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank HelenK83
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cool botanical gardens and park with art displays. Water park for kids to play on the super hot days we were in Nice.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank DMS456
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice (or Nizza) was part of Italy before 1860 and the architecture of this grandiose square is very italian. Andrea Massena was one of Napoleon's generals, born here in 1758. This colourful square is an ideal place to stop for lunch.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Jean-Carl D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely area but be very cautious when walking around this area especially streets going to the old tow.n As my husband and I were mugged and he had his Role warch taken off his wrist in a nasty assult ,If you are approached by any...More

Date of experience: June 2019
2  Thank elainegP7591VI
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was told that this is the place to be in if you want to have a taste of the old town , it is true But it is a construction site which has reduced the fun of walking and enjoying the place However I still...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from Alshava | Reviewed this property |
Greetings, You need to go there after sunset ... around 9 pm. For those who do not know what the "Conversations of Nice" are about: "Built in the 1840s, Place Masséna remains the jewel of Nice. On the north side, elegant... More