6 monuments to discover in Nice
The capital of the Côte d’Azur is home to fantastic heritage that has seen it awarded the "City of Art and History" label. During your stay at the 3* Hôtel Florence, the reception team will be delighted to help you plan your outings and make your holiday unforgettable. Start planning your stay with 6 unmissable landmarks in Nice.
If you want to be in the heart of the city within easy reach of Nice's best landmarks and neighbourhoods, stay at the 3* Hôtel Florence. Your green hôtel is open all year round in a cosy and eco-friendly setting.
The Fontaine du Soleil
Take a 5 minute walk from your 3* hotel to the middle of the iconic Place Masséna and meet the Fontaine du Soleil. The fountain by Alfred Janniot was inaugurated in 1956 and sees Apollo surrounded by 5 bronzes depicting characters from Greek and Roman myth: Gaia, Mars, Venus, Mercury and Saturn.
No stay on the Côte d’Azur would be complete without a trip to the 7m high fountain. Gaze at the architecture and capture the moment in a photo.
La Fontaine du Soleil - Credit Summer Hotels
La Tête Carrée
The 30m "square head" watches over the Acropolis and stands near the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nice. Designed by the artist Sacha Sosno and made by the architects Yves Bayard and Francis Chapus, it has a 14 x 14m cube on top of a huge aluminium bust.
Visit the ultimate symbol of contemporary architecture in Nice by day or night when it's illuminated. It's simply unmissable and has become a favourite haunt among locals.
St Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral
The St Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral is listed as a Monument Historique and has been recognised as "20th century heritage" since 1987. The religious building is one of the best Russian architectural gems outside Russia itself. Drink in the colours and impressive architecture before you step inside to feast your eyes on its interior.
Cathédrale Saint-Nicolas de Nice - Credit ainawhere.travel
The #ILoveNice sign
The famous I LOVE NICE hashtag is the symbol of the city of Nice and stands on Rauba Capeù Esplanade at the bottom of Castle Hill. The huge structure has unobstructed views of the Baie des Anges. The achingly cool social media slogan was designed to elevate Nice to the ranks of top international destinations.
It's the perfect place to immortalise your stay on the Côte d’Azur. The hashtag sometimes gets dolled up for major events like the Nice Carnival.
#ILOVENICE - Credit Summer Hotels
The Blue Chair by SAB
The Blue Chair by SAB is designed by Sabine Géraudie and captures the iconic Blue Chair created by Charles Tordo in 1950, part of Nice and Cannes' heritage. It stands on the Promenade des Anglais, just a 10 minute walk from the Hôtel Florence Nice, and its colour reflects the Mediterranean Sea and sky.
No matter what angle you look at it from, it feels like you could sit in the chair. You'll find it in the form of homeware and jewellery in countless shops such as La Maison de Nice or Le Sancy. A slice of Nice to take home with you!
The Blue Chair by Sab - Credit Summer Hotels
The 13th century Tour Saint-François brings you 360° views of the entire city of Nice. The 42m high tower in the heart of Vieux-Nice sweeps its watchful eye over the old town, Mediterranean Sea and Nice hinterland.
No pain, no gain! Climb the spiral staircase's 194 steps as the bells ring.
Check out other things to see and do in Nice on the Hôtel Florence website's "news" pages: 5 amazing gardens and parks to discover in Nice, the 4 top squares in Nice and top 8 places to take photos in Nice.