Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain)#7 in Best Things To Do in Nice
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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 Place Masséna
You'll likely pass by Place Masséna, the city's main square, several times while in Nice thanks to its central location. With the seafront to the south, the shopping street Avenue Jean Médecin jutting off to the north, and the lovely Albert I and Massena gardens surrounding it, you can walk to it from virtually anywhere in the small city.
Recent travelers highlighted Place Masséna as an idyllic location to snap your photos, with a hypnotic tilework, illuminated display fountains and seven famous statues to serve as memorable backdrops. Reviewers also recommended stopping by at various hours of the day to see how the square changes with the rising and setting sun. The square is free to visit 24/7.
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