|Destination: French Riviera|
|What To See
* Cathédrale Orthodoxe Russe
* Cathédrale Ste-Réparate
* Colline du Château (Castle Hill)
* Cours Saleya
* Hôtel Négresco
* Musée des Beaux-Arts
* Musée International d'Art Naïf Anatoly Jakovsky
* Musée National Message Biblique Marc Chagall
* Palais Lascaris
* Palais Masséna - Musée d'Art et d'Histoire
* Promenade Des Anglais
* Quartier du Paillon
* Quartier du Port
* Vieille Ville
+ The Riviera
In The Know
Did You Know?
( Highly Recommended )
Churchill, Chaplin, Piaf, Picasso, Taylor and Burton, the Beatles The Négresco's guest list is legendary. It was built in 1912 for Henri Négresco, once a gypsy-violin serenader, who went bankrupt eight years later. Nevertheless, it remains a famous Riviera landmark, a National Historic Monument and one of France's most magnificent hotels.
The interior is full of surprises, ranging from the world's largest Aubusson carpet to gaudy, gold glittery bathroom suites. The décor is inspired by Versailles and the lavatories are more lavishly ornamented than many other hotel lounges.
From the outside, its pink-and-white turreted façade looks more like a wedding cake than a hotel. You may have trouble finding the main entrance because it is in a small back street. The whole hotel was built backwards to protect guests from the then unfashionable sun.
Address: 37 promenade des Anglais
Phone: 04 93 16 64 00
Restaurant: Le Chantecler (Expensive); La Rotonde (Inexpensive)
Bus: 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, airport bus
Accessible: Very good
Other: Musée des Beaux-Arts