Discover the vibrant, beating heart of Nice's art scene

Discover the vibrant, beating heart of Nice's art scene

Basking in the Côte d’Azur's balmy sunlight, Nice is a city where art comes naturally. Tour museums, stroll through squares and step into our hotels: wherever you go, you'll find the same taste for beautifully innovative spaces.

Spaces dedicated to contemporary creativity
Artistic design has its very own district in Nice, which you'll stumbled upon by following the Promenade des Arts that leads to the museum of modern and contemporary art. Inside, rooms dedicated to the Nice school of art will surprise and delight in their range of shades and forms, featuring canvases free of any frames. Discover some of the museum's collections in a re-purposed site by heading over to the Galerie des Ponchettes, which looks out over the Mediterranean. And to fully appreciate the full vibrancy of contemporary art here, step through the doors of the Galerie de la Marine, where work by Nice's budding talent awaits.
A love of design, from squares to buildings
At the Place Yves-Klein, an alleyway designed to look like a Provençal landscape awaits, topped by a giant concrete cube. This building-sized sculpture houses the Louis-Nucéra library. At the Place Masséna, the Fontaine du Soleil fountain contains an allegory in the form of a statue of Apollo. You'll also be able to contemplate a group of seven scribes made from resin, which glow in the dark when night falls. Entitled Conversation in Nice, this pieces by Spanish sculptor Jaume Plensa was inaugurated in 2007. Nice's love of light shines through in the stylish atmosphere of its designer hotels. In the ibis Styles Vieux Port, enter a chromatic world in which lights of different hues shift and change, like sunbeams reflecting off water. And in the ibis Styles Centre Gare, immerse yourself in spaces designed as tributes to the 1970s.
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