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A picturesque city square in Nice's historic quarter.
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Place Massena, 06000 Nice, France
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All reviews focal point change colour main square big square christmas market beautiful square open area old town street performers rue massena shopping street avenue jean tram stop galeries lafayette lots of shops people watching watch the world
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Excellent spot to people watch and take in the sun. there are cafes and shops all along the Place. The tram line runs trough it as well.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mythreechicas
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always buzzing and full of people - Really nice to soak up the atmosphere. Has some cool sitting figures which are lit up at night and there is also a small Monoprix supermarket for those last minutes food cravings.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jim R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a lot of time on foot and exploring, this is a very pretty city sqaure smack in the middle of Nice. Like others before my have mentioned, during the nighttime, the art changes colour. The juxtaposition of the modern art and the history...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank russecc
Reviewed 1 week ago

Impressive square in Nice, linking the Old and the New Town. Worth a stroll both day and night. See the 'Conversation à Nice' and the Fontaine du Soleil - Apollo Fountain.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Paul T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Read the latest reviews and was surprised that nobody mentioned fountains in the colors of the French flag that are truly a nice evening show. The place Massena is spacious, with nice buildings, monuments. It is centrally located and a good meeting location as there...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Diana Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The annual carnival uses this square to site it's seated enclosures so it can disrupt the tram service. However the square is reopened inbetween the parade days. It looked an attractive square but difficult to say due to all the equipment and floats within it.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank curlytail55
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This huge square (not really a square!) is framed by beautiful pink buildings, a park and the old Ferris Wheel to one side of it. We were lucky enough to visit at the beginning of Nice Carnival and the buildings were illuminated, the music was...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Anne-Marie S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

one side is the old town, other side is the modern shopping area, including the Galleries Lafayatte. Lots of little cozy cafes and restaurants in the old town

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 961rickyc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Centre of Town. It was now set up for the Carnival to come. But here all trams and busses pass from and to Nice.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lbonsing
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Large square with loads of shop's, restaurant's and cafe's. Best place to shop and plenty to see. Lovely gardens, water fountain and not to far from the beach.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Response from Alshava | Reviewed this property |
Greetings, You need to go there after sunset ... around 9 pm. For those who do not know what the "Conversations of Nice" are about: "Built in the 1840s, Place Masséna remains the jewel of Nice. On the north side, elegant... More