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Key Info

15 Rue Droite

Price & Hours

Tours cost 6 euros (around $7)
Weds-Mon 10 or 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Details

Castles/Palaces, Sightseeing Type
Less than 1 hour Time to Spend
3.9

scorecard

  • 5.0Value
  • 0.0Food Scene
  • 4.0Atmosphere

The baroque Palais Lascaris is another of Nice's cheap attractions and might make for an interesting peruse on a rainy day. Built in the 17th century, the palace was home to one of the first noble families of Nice. The property was bought by the city of Nice in 1942, and it was later opened to the public as a museum in 1970. Experts recommend stopping by the étage noble (noble floor) for its 18th-century ornamentations, as well as the 1738 pharmacy. 

The Palais Lascaris is located in Old Town (Vieille Ville), just north of the waterfront. Its convenient location means it can be accessed on foot from most hotels. Some travelers note that while it's interesting, you can enjoy Palais Lascaris (from top to bottom) in between 15 to 45 minutes. The Palais Lascaris is open Wednesday to Monday from 10 or 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and tours cost 6 euros (around $7).

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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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