Carabacel

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Carabacel

Sitting directly north of the Old Town, this historic neighborhood features several of Nice’s finest cultural venues and art galleries.

The central Nice neighborhood of Carabacel is a great place to begin exploring this beautiful city. Stroll along the Paillon, a coastal river bordering Carabacel to the south. For much of its course to the sea, the river is covered by pathways and promenades. View Carabacel landmarks including the Hospital Saint-Roch, a lemon-hued building in Palladian style.

Carabacel is a largely residential part of town, characterized by parks, squares and grand Belle Époque architecture. Amble down the Rue de Lépante, one of the neighborhood’s main boulevards. Find restaurants, shops and cafés beneath tall terraces. Their pastel-painted walls and wooden shutters create attractive images.

Continue to the district’s eastern edge to the lively Promenade des Arts. Here, discover some of Nice’s top cultural attractions squeezed together in a small space. The promenade itself is a tree-lined area of lawns and paths and is a peaceful place to sit and relax for a few minutes.

The centerpiece of the promenade is the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MAMAC). One of the finest museums in Nice, it has artworks from across France and beyond, most of which date from the 1950s onward. See the work of local Nice artists, such as Yves Klein and Arman, as well as pieces by Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein.

Having explored the superb exhibits of MAMAC, head directly south to the Théâtre National de Nice. This impressive venue hosts all kinds of performances, from classical Greek plays to modern puppet shows. Another iconic building nearby is the Tête Carrée, a library administration building shaped like a giant head. The Museum of Natural History is also located on the eastern edge of the Promenade des Arts.

To reach Carabacel, drive northeast for about 15 minutes from Nice Côte d’Azur Airport. The neighborhood is well served by the city’s bus and tram system, but also easy to traverse on foot.


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Hotel Campanile Nice Centre - Acropolis
Hotel Campanile Nice Centre - Acropolis
3 out of 5
58 Boulevard Risso, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes
The price is £48 per night from 22 Jan to 23 Jan
Located in Carabacel, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art and Port of Nice. Promenade des Anglais and Place Massena ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (683 reviews)
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"Location was convenient"

Reviewed on 22 Aug 2020

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Hotel Byakko Nice
Hotel Byakko Nice
3 out of 5
6 Rue Miron, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes
The price is £52 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
Located in Nice City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Basilique Notre Dame, Promenade des Anglais and Place Massena. Marc Chagall National Museum ...
3.8/5 Good! (147 reviews)
"Hotel is nearby the train station. Staff is very good and helpful. Walking distance to the Avenue Jean Médecin"

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Hôtel Lépante
Hôtel Lépante
2 out of 5
6, Rue de Lépante, Nice
The price is £50 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan
Located in Nice City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Nice Etoile Shopping Center and Place Massena. Promenade des Anglais and Port of Nice are ...
3.6/5 Good! (103 reviews)
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Hotel Ellington Nice Centre
Hotel Ellington Nice Centre
4 out of 5
25 Boulevard Dubouchage, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes
Located in Nice City Centre, this boutique hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Place Massena and Nice Cathedral. Cours Saleya and Matisse Museum are also within ...
4/5 Very Good! (693 reviews)
"Dated, needs upgrading in all areas to be 4 star. Good location for shopping though."

Reviewed on 3 Mar 2020

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Opus - 3 bedroom apartment
Opus - 3 bedroom apartment
Rue de l'Hôtel des Postes, Nice, Provence - Alpes - Cote d'Azur
Located in Nice City Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Place Massena and Promenade des Anglais. Cours Saleya and Casino Ruhl are ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (6 reviews)
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"Overall it was a good stay, but this would compare to a basic hotel, nothing fancy as is implied in the listing. Beware if you are tall--the ceilings are low and it is easy to smack your head. The location was very convenient. The beds are double beds (small) Elena was very helpful when we checked ..."

Reviewed on 29 Aug 2019

Opus - 3 bedroom apartment
Nice Massena, superb 100m2 + jacuzzi, near sea
Nice Massena, superb 100m2 + jacuzzi, near sea
36 Rue Gioffredo, Nice, Provence - Alpes - Cote d'Azur
Located in Nice City Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Nice Theatre, Promenade des Anglais and Place Massena. Cours Saleya and Casino ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Un séjour exceptionnel !
"Nous avons passé un magnifique séjour dans ce superbe appartement, idéalement situé, à deux pas du Vieux Nice et de la mer ! Les literies sont très confortables et l’ameublement est soigné. Bravo pour les belles reproductions aux murs ! Excellent accueil de Reza ! Nous reviendrons avec plaisir !"

Reviewed on 28 Sep 2020

Nice Massena, superb 100m2 + jacuzzi, near sea
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