The vibrant Place Masséna is the central square and beating heart of Nice, linking the Old Town to the boutiques of the Carré D’Or, and the seafront to the central avenue of Jean Medécin. Our Luxury holiday apartments in Massena are in the best central location! Modern day Place Masséna is built over the remains of the historic Pont Neuf and the Casino Municipal, which although no longer stands, lending an air of history to this eventful space. Following in this history of innovation, the area has recently been renovated and embellished once again, providing at one end a glorious pedestrian square surrounded by shady archways and sun kissed benches from which to marvel at the local colours and character. At the other end stands the entrance into the Old Town with its eye-catching, semi-circular Niçois façade. The riverbed over which this square is constructed was reopened at the end of 2013 providing a magnificent stretch of vibrant green park which crosses the square, leading down to the seafront and up to the Museum of Modern Art. A fountain display, exotic plants, photo exhibition and children’s play areas make this kilometre-long swathe of green, the Promenade de Paillon, a new and vital place to be.
Masséna and its central arena provide the backdrop to many of Nice’s celebrated events from the Carnival in February, through the jazz festival in July to the Christmas market in December. It is also home to the ubiquitous department store Galeries Lafayette and gives onto the pedestrian street Rue Masséna with its array of restaurants and cafés in which to see and be seen.
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