La place Masséna est une place du centre-ville de Nice, désignée ainsi en hommage au maréchal d’Empire André Masséna, niçois de naissance. Depuis sa construction progressive à partir des années 1820-1830 sur le modèle de la place Vittorio Veneto de Turin, la place Masséna s’est profondément inscrite dans le patrimoine niçois. Elle est un « joyau » de la ville (Édouard Scoffier dans son œuvre, réalisée avec Felix Blanchi, sur le Consiglio d'Ornato) et un espace central de la ville de Nice.
City centre good for hangout It is well connected by tram, busses and even Nice central train station. This is large square with lots of activities and entertainment. Many shops and restaurants are located alongside this square. Sea beach is on walkable distance.
I absolutely loved Nice. It has everything from old town streets, shopping, outdoor cafes, croissants and crepes, beach, and biking. Lots of smokers was the only downside, as predicted.
Wide opened park with playful fountain and the art sculpture of Jaume Plensa, shops, Apollo....bright sunshine...
The fountain is brilliant with kids!
The place was simply beautiful. There are lots and lots of services like restaurants, bars opened till night, markets, clothing markets and souvenir markets. The bus servise works also very good all around the city. You can visit a lot of places in the city like Massena square, Garibaldi Square, the old city centre, the castle, the English promenade. There are many things to do and to visit. You must Go there!!!!
Our son loved playing in the fountains in the hot weather. He really didn't want to leave!