Nice is more than nice for events
Our World | On 24, Nov 2011
Nice is situated on the French Riviera and is a popular destination for incentives. Both young and old tend to like Nice, and why not, it offers something for everyone. Whether you like history, art or just sheer indulgence, trust me Nice is perfect for an incentive.
For the Historians
Nice has a whole host of charming churches to visit; Cathédrale Saint Nicolas is one of the most striking examples of Russian Orthodox architecture outside Russia. Chapelle de la Miséricorde is considered one of the finest examples of Baroque religious architecture in France. Finally if you enjoy visiting atmospheric villas the Prieuré du Vieux Logis is simply beautiful and home to a collection of artworks spanning the 14th to 17th centuries.
Nice is a gem…there’s a range of styles to appreciate and explore the Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain is a large and permanent collection displaying work from the Nice School, New Realism and Pop Art. However if you want to discover the artists of the future then the Galerie Jean Renoir is the place for you, as it champions up-and-coming, young local talent, and what’s better is it’s free to enter. However if you want something more classical The Musée Matisse houses a huge number of the artist’s paintings, drawings, engravings and personal effects in the serene surroundings of a 17th-century villa.
Away from the historical and arty worlds, Nice has much to offer those looking for pure indulgence. There are plenty of spas and wellbeing centres ensuring any visitor a relaxing experience. However only one offers the practice of ‘choco-cooning’ – rolling around in creamy gouache and melted chocolate. This is, however, only one of the 80-strong treatments available at La Bulle d’Isis.
Apart from the museums and spas, Nice has some outstanding scenery such as the beautiful view on the Promenade des Anglais (its famous waterfront). However for me you can’t beat the view from The Colline du Chateau overlooking the Baie des Anges. Climbing up the stairs to reach the platform 90 metres above Nice is well worth it. From here the views of the harbour are spectacular and it’s just a great vantage point overlooking the city.
Nice was a pleasant surprise for me. I went not really knowing the ins and outs of what it really had to offer. It’s safe to say that whatever the age group of your guests, there is something to keep them occupied. Whether pampering is the main agenda or discovering an arty world, Nice has beauty in abundance and is well worth a visit for a great incentive.