Centre Ville-Gare

Nice
Carabacel showing a fountain, a garden and a statue or sculpture

A little inland from the glitzy beachside promenade is this area with imposing religious buildings, grandiose plazas and a range of alternative theaters.

Quaint pedestrian lanes wind through the Centre Ville-Gare area of Nice, where many of the city’s historic attractions lie. High-end stores in baroque buildings and majestic squares decorate this central hub, which is near the sandy beach. Visit Nice’s Centre Ville-Gare and make your way through the various quartiers (districts) of this eclectic area.

Rising high from the center of the city is the Notre-Dame de Nice, which dates back to the 1860s. Its façade has a neo-gothic design with gold-leaf linings around its rose window, pediment and square towers. Enter to see the marvelous 19th-century stained-glass windows and return at night when the basilica is illuminated.

Continue learning about Nice’s religious traditions with a trip to the Synagogue de Nice, which was built in 1885. Admire the Byzantine design of the stone frontage and follow the biblical tales on the modern stained-glass windows inside. Across the street lies the St. Nicholas and St. Alexandra Church, one of the city’s three Russian Orthodox churches.

Centre Ville-Gare also offers plenty of options for entertainment, with live shows at the historic Théâtre de la Cité, as well as film showings at the Cinéma des Variétés and the Pathé Masséna. Go on a guided tour of the Opéra de Nice during the day and then enjoy a sophisticated evening of ballet, opera or musical performances.

Relax in one of the open spaces, such as the Jardin Albert, the Opera Beach or the Place Masséna. The latter has an iconic checkered floor and the grand Fontaine du Soleil.

The Centre Ville-Gare is a zone centered around the Gare de Nice Ville railway station in the heart of the city. Travel on the T1 line of the tramway south from the Libération Station to reach the Thiers Station and the Masséna Station at the end of the line.

While in the Centre Ville-Gare, make sure to visit surrounding areas such as Old Nice, Riquier and the Parc du Mont Boron.


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Apart'hotel Ajoupa
Apart'hotel Ajoupa
2 out of 5
4 rue Masséna, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes
The price is $54 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3
Located in Nice City Centre, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Place Massena and Verdure Theatre. Nice Etoile Shopping Center and Opéra Beach are ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (687 reviews)
"Excellent location, the best breakfast ever, the mattress was extremely confortable . Charming room, old and well preserved building."

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2021

Apart'hotel Ajoupa
Boscolo Nice Hôtel & Spa
Boscolo Nice Hôtel & Spa
5 out of 5
12 Boulevard Victor Hugo, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes
The price is $143 per night from Feb 9 to Feb 10
Located in Nice City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Nice Etoile Shopping Center, Promenade des Anglais, and Place Massena. Casino Ruhl ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (964 reviews)
"Great modern style with large clean rooms. Property itself felt a little bit past its best. There were signs of wear in alot of the communal areas."

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2021

Boscolo Nice Hôtel & Spa
Le Riviera Collection, BW Signature Collection
Le Riviera Collection, BW Signature Collection
4 out of 5
36 rue Rossini, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes
The price is $80 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3
Located in Nice City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Promenade des Anglais and Place Massena. Cours Saleya and Nice Acropolis Convention and ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (44 reviews)
"Great Stay. Amazing customer service, a big surprise in France. Great modern art-deco design. Good breakfast. Merci Samantha, breakfast guy and Fanny - for the hospitality."

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2021

Le Riviera Collection, BW Signature Collection
Le Dortoir Boutique Suites
Le Dortoir Boutique Suites
11, rue Paradis, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes
The price is $100 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
Located in Nice City Centre, this bed & breakfast is steps from Albert 1st Gardens and Promenade des Anglais. Place Massena and Port of Nice are also within ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (109 reviews)
"It was great it was our honeymoon and our last stay and the best suit of the entire trip and will use them and recommend them to others."

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2021

Le Dortoir Boutique Suites
Best Western Premier Hotel Roosevelt
Best Western Premier Hotel Roosevelt
4 out of 5
16 rue Maréchal Joffre, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes
The price is $82 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
Located in Nice City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Opéra Beach, Cours Saleya, and Marc Chagall National Museum. Matisse Museum and Allianz Riviera ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (130 reviews)
"What a wonderful place! We had a spacious well-equipped room for our 4 days in Nice. Bathrobes, Nespresso machine, great bathroom and shower, and our room had a small step-out balcony. The location is perfect, just 4 blocks from the beach, 5 minute walk to Old Nice and two blocks from the fantastic ..."

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2021

Best Western Premier Hotel Roosevelt
Hôtel Aston La Scala
Hôtel Aston La Scala
4 out of 5
12 Avenue Felix Faure, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $87 per night from Feb 10 to Feb 11
Located in Nice City Centre, this beach hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Place Massena and Promenade des Anglais. Cours Saleya and Casino Ruhl are also within ...
4/5 Very Good! (983 reviews)
"Staff was so helpful and friendly! Food was amazing!"

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2021

Hôtel Aston La Scala
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