Planning to stay on the Côte d’Azur? Book a room in our Première Classe hotel in Nice, its most popular town and discover the charms of the Alpes-Maritimes.
Find the not to be missed sights of Nice
At Marineland, stroke dolphins and applaud sea lions! Ever dreamed of stroking a dolphin, having fun with a sea lion or confronting a shark face to face? At Marineland, you can make this a reality. Equipped with waders, you will immerse yourself in the water in a small group and in the company of a trainer who will show you the bonds of trust he/she has built up with the animals; unless you prefer to attend a performance. In which case, you can choose between several shows: the sea lion show, the dolphin show or the killer whale show. In addition, many educational activities are organized to help you learn more about the life of the animals that live in the park. You will discover what sharks eat, why the park has welcomed a couple of polar bears, where penguins come from, how baby loggerhead turtles are born or what species coral belongs to - animal or vegetable? Inside Marineland, there are several kiosks, restaurants, snack bars and cafés where you can eat, have a drink or an ice cream before reaching your Première Classe Nice Promenade des Anglais hotel.
At the Musée Matisse, capture the sensitivity of the works of the Fauvist painter. From your Première Classe Nice Promenade des Anglais hotel, head north towards the north of the city, on Cimiez hill. Created in 1963, the Musée Matisse is housed in a 17th century Genoese villa. The collection is the result of several donations, the first of which was made by Matisse himself in 1953. It included furniture, objects and around thirty paintings. With this donation, Matisse wanted to add to the collection of a museum of modern art whose approach appealed to him. The collection retraces the artist's journey, from his first famous paintings such as Luxe, calme et volupté, to the famous gouache paper cut-outs such as Nu bleu IV, via Fenêtre à Tahiti or Liseuse à la table jaune. A set of everyday objects that accompanied the artist throughout his life completes the collection. A pioneer of Fauvism, Matisse made several trips to Italy, Spain, Morocco, and especially Tahiti. These trips nourish his paintings. From 1917, he settled in Nice where he lived for half the year until the end of his life. Fascinated by the light and the blue of the sea, he produced numerous works from his Nice workshops, from which great sensuality emerges.
Enjoy an inspired experience at the Marc Chagall National Museum. Located in the heart of Nice, the Marc Chagall National Museum is the only museum dedicated to the painter in the world and the most visited in Nice. Starting from your Première Classe Nice Promenade des Anglais hotel, venture away from the coastline and into the city center. The museum was founded following the donation by Marc Chagall of his 17 large canvases of the Biblical Message, originally intended for the decoration of a chapel in Vence, where the painter had bought a house. Originally commissioned by the painter to be a house or a place of spirituality, the museum was set up by André Malraux and designed by the architect André Hermant. On entering the museum, you are welcomed into a garden where Mediterranean flora plays a predominant role. Smell the scent of pines, olive trees, cypresses and holm oaks and caress the agapanthus trees. Stroll through this white and blue garden and admire the mosaic of the prophet Elijah, created by Chagall, which is reflected in the basin. Then discover the museum's collection and let yourself be touched by the mystical aura of this painter for whom the Bible was an inexhaustible source of inspiration.