Musée Matisse#14 in Best Things To Do in Nice
Visitors primarily appreciate the aesthetics of Musée Matisse, an airy 17th-century villa, as well as the works it houses. Though the museum is small, it offers a dynamic overview of the artist's early works, according to past visitors. Here you'll find drawings, prints, sculptures and other personal artifacts that once belonged to the artist. Keep in mind: Some of the informational placards at the museum are only in French, so you may want to read up on the artist beforehand. Another gripe with reviewers: There isn't much nearby in the way of shopping or restaurants, so don't come hungry.
Located in northern Nice, the museum is best accessed via bus Nos. 15, 17, 20 and 25. Tickets cost 10 euros (around $12) for a 24-hour pass; tickets for guided tours cost 6 euros (around $7.50). The Musée Matisse is open Wednesday to Monday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from late June to early October and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the rest of the year. For more information, visit the museum's official website.
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#1 Old Town (Vieille Ville)
Vieille Ville, or Old Town, is a nook of a neighborhood enjoyed by both travelers and locals alike. There are the usual tourist traps, but you can also find some authentic French restaurants and shops, not to mention the Cours Saleya flower and fruit market.
Past visitors claim that the neighborhood is best experienced in the morning, so you can scour the market. Traipse through in the afternoon to shop, or take a dip at the adjacent beaches. Then in the evening, grab a small bite from a charming restaurant or have a drink in one of the countless bars.
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