EPA 2018 - Explore Nice

Explore Nice

Travel Grants to Nice will be awarded to deserving abstract submitters. Submit your application with your abstract submission by 26 September 2017.

Nicknamed Nice La Belle (Nice the beautiful), with 300 days of sunshine a year, Nice is a city with a seaside location mixed with real-city grit. Located in the French Riviera and on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, it is considered the unofficial capital of Cote D'Azur. The city offers much more than just a seaside vibe and has something for everyone.

While in Nice for the EPA 2018 congress, enhance your visit with an experience in the city:

Place Massena is a great starting spot for exploring the city as it leads to many important areas in Nice. 


For Art

Chagall Museum

The museum was created during the artist's lifetime. Chagall himself helped design the garden and decided the place of each of his works in the museum. This is the largest public collection of his work.

Modern Art Museum 

Also known as MAMAC. The collections present an overview of the artistic creations considered as avant-garde, from the late 1950s to today, which belong to different movements including European new realists, American pop art and the School of Nice.

Musee Matisee

This free museum gathers one of the world's largest collections of Matisse's works, tracing his artistic beginnings and his evolution through his last works. The museum's permanent collection is made up primarily of donation from Matisse himself, who lived and worked in Nice from 1917 to 1954, and those of his heirs, as well as works contributed by the State.


For Shopping

Cours Saleya

Located in the heart of the Old Town, this market becomes an antiques/ flea market every Monday. During the rest of the week, the Flower Market can be found – although it has now been taken over by mostly fruit, vegetables and fresh produce stalls.

Avenue Jean Medecin

Locals call it 'The Avenue' and it is the main shopping street in Nice. At night, the center of the avenue is decked with thousands of blue diodes. They are a work of public art called L'amorse du bleu, by light artist Yann Kersalé. 



Promenade des Anglais

Approximately 7 kms long, it was built and paid for by the English aristocracy who spent their winters in Nice in the 18th century. On Sundays, bicyclists, baby strollers, and whole families can be seen out for a stroll along the Promenade.

Castle Hill 

The park is one of the best lookouts in Nice, opening the view all the way to Promenade des Anglais and Baie des Anges (west) and Port de Nice (at east). 



Palais Lascaris

A seventeenth-century baroque aristocratic building in Nice, France. Currently, it is a musical instrument museum. Located in the old town of Nice, it houses a collection of over 500 instruments, which makes it one of France's most important collections.

Monastère Notre-Dame-de-Cimiez 

Surrounded by beautiful gardens, the Monastère Notre-Dame-de-Cimiez lies in the stylish quarter of Cimiez directly above the ancient ruins of Cemenelum, which has interesting vestiges of the Roman baths and amphitheater.