As Cours Saleya is the heart of the Vieille Ville, so this impressive and broad square is the heart of the entire city. It's framed by early 17th-century, Italian-style arcaded buildings, their facades stuccoed in rich red ocher. On the west flank sits the city's Belle Époque icon, the Hôtel Negresco. This enticing space hosts an event at least once a month, from Carnaval to the Christmas market; the new Promenade du Paillon, a 12-hectare park running from the Museum of Modern Art (MAMAC) to the Théâtre de Verdure, runs through the square.
Nice, 06000, France