Place Massena, Nice

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Place Massena features broad pathways, contrasting colors, and notable surrounding buildings. From here, the old city is within easy reach, as are the sea and the main shopping thoroughfares. The square has seven resin statues representing the seven continents, created by Jaume Plensa, a Spanish artist who specialized in monumental art. Use our Nice vacation planner to arrange your visit to Place Massena and other attractions in Nice.
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  • Massena is a good open space place. Locals and tourists alike come and hang out here thru the day.it has several cafes and is well connected with tram,buses and three wheeler rickshaws.  more »
  • The square is a short walk from the beach front. The 7 statues represent the 7 continents. Pretty at night!  more »
  • Nice place to walk around but all closes early. Many homless people scattered around both asleep & panhandling.  more »
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  • The ancient traditional square of Nice, it has been a little bit too modernized but it's a beautiful place to see . There are the well conservated ancient buildings of typical architecture. They so restored the old great fountain with greek statues.
  • A great location and a cool modern room. I actually didn't expect it to be this nice. A wonderful basket of breads and coffee in the morning made it a fantastic experience.
  • A beautiful picturesque place. A must-see on Nice. The flat bricked ground is perfect for skating/skate boarding. Not sure if that's allowed? There's a park for kids with water shooting from the ground right next to this square. The shopping street just a short walk away.
  • A lovely place to visit, great open space to either sit and relax or just to walk through. Very clean and tidy. Lots of lovely shops to browse as well.
  • nice view in day and night, very big open space for gathering with friends for events or just resting, easy transport and excess to stores and restaurants, close to the sea.