Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain)#7 in Best Things To Do in Nice
The popular Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain (Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art, or MAMAC for short) is a fabulous place to beat the heat, especially if you're traveling in the summertime. The museum features a wide array of Nice-based modern artists, most notably Yves Klein. Keep in mind that recent travelers raved more about the building's architecture and panoramic views than the art, and they especially recommend travelers visit the rooftop for a sweeping vista of the city or grab a bite at the museum's restaurant.
The museum, which is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., costs 10 euros (about $12); guided tours cost extra. The museum is located just north of Old Town (Vieille Ville) and is easily accessible on foot, as well as via bus No. 17. For information on exhibitions, visit the museum's 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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