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Place Massena

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Address: Place Massena, 06000 Nice, France
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A picturesque city square in Nice's historic quarter.

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Beautiful, and improved with taste...

I've been coming here for years. And although this area has been modernised in the last few years, it has been very tastefully done. The fountains are a huge hit for all ages... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I've been coming here for years. And although this area has been modernised in the last few years, it has been very tastefully done. The fountains are a huge hit for all ages, especially for kids on a hot day!

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Bern
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The place is just beautiful in its colors, dimensions, art exhibits, street musicians and cafes to sit and enjoy everything!

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A nice area to walk in the sun. Friendly and fun for everyone. Also the architecture is very pleasing to the eye.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Gorgeous in the sunshine with fountains for children, and adults, to get a misting of water if feeling the heat! Lovely when darkness falls with the colourful Buddhas looking down from their pedestals.

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Indianapolis, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Honestly, I found it to be relatively average. It was something that has some interesting architecture but if you travel around Europe enough you find much better in many other places. No reason to avid it though as it is in the middle of of what you will want to make sure you see so check it out for yourself.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

massena place is wide square near by the promenade des anglais , very friendly touristic , artistic , park and night clubs , bars .many activities take places there like break dancers very often shot down by the police . by 2 am there is a chance to meet some sex workers .

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chippenham,wilts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As well as sculptures to look at, there are some nice cafes to sit, drink or eat and just watch the world go by and soak up Nice.

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Western Finland, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Place Massena is a place you find very easy. In my opinion it´s city heart in Nice. Lot people are walking, trams rollin´, sun is shining and you can enjoy amazing old buildings. And of course there is Forum Torrin & Grassi, park with water art. In evenings and nights there is strange lit people sitting on the top of... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Nice for the New Year and loved going through this Square. There were Christmas markets around and activities to do. They had many activities for the children as well for the young at hearts. If shopping was your thrill, there are lots of department stores aroung the square as well as restaurants

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The main square in Nice, France, Place Massena is filled with beautiful architecture. The red facade of the buildings hint at the historical heritage of the city and is very popular place to hang out. Naturally many cafes and restaurants would be around the square, so choosing one you fancy could be a difficult choice as everything looks and smells... More 

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