Looking for a cultural stay? A seaside getaway? Come and enjoy the relaxed lifestyle in Nice, in the heart of the French Riviera, book at the Kyriad hotel.
Find the not to be missed sights of Nice
From your hotel, take a detour to the north of the city to visit the musée Matisse. Established in a seventeenth century Genoese villa on the ancient site of Cimiez, the museum was created following a donation from the painter, consisting of furniture, objects and thirty paintings, to which were added further donations. The collection consists of 236 drawings, 218 engravings, 68 paintings and cut-out gouaches, 57 sculptures, as well as illustrated books, silkscreen prints, tapestries, ceramics and stained glass. 187 objects that belonged to Matisse complete the collection. Through this collection, follow the artistic evolution of Matisse, from his first painting in 1890, Still life with books, up to one of his last compositions in cut-out gouache, Flowers and Fruit, created in 1952-1953. For those who, in 1908, sought, "an art of balance, purity, tranquility", the discovery of the Côte d'Azur has released its palette. From the dark hues of his first paintings, we go on to paintings lit by light and imprinted with great sensuality.
Enjoy your stay at your hotel to visit the musée national Marc-Chagall. Established by André Malraux, the museum was designed by architect André Hermant, a former collaborator of Auguste Perret and Le Corbusier, in agreement with Marc Chagall. Captivated by the Bible, which fed a large part of his work, the painter wanted this museum to be built as a place of spirituality. In the Great Hall, the 12 paintings illustrating the Old Testament each occupy a wall. In the adjoining room, the Song of Songs is illustrated by five canvases from which emerge the three dimensions of the famous poem of the Bible: musical, sacred and carnal. A great music lover, Chagall wanted an auditorium to be integrated into the building. Then he created three stained glass windows whose bluish light floods the room. Hang out in the garden dotted with white and blue flowers. Agapanthus blooms every year around July 7th, the day of Chagall's birthday. Note the mosaic depicting the prophet Elijah, which is reflected in a basin, visible from inside the museum.
Far from the hustle and bustle of the city, the parc Phoenix is an opportunity to offer you a rare botanical interlude. Located on the Promenade des Anglais, facing the airport, it is easily accessible from your hotel. Caress the trunk of a Californian sequoia, approach the Provencal cabanon where the cypress and the olive tree sit enthroned, walk in the valley of the grasses, observe the prehistoric plants of the island of times past... From the belvedere of the greenhouse, admire the park's remarkable trees: Parkinsonia, Tipuana, Erythrin, Lagunaria or Brachychiton. And if you do not understand the language of trees, listen to the birds. If you hear the cry of a kookaburra, you will feel like you're in the heart of the jungle. To prolong this sensation, enter the gigantic pyramidal greenhouse. With 7,000 m², it is the largest in Europe. Six tropical and subtropical climates coexist here. In this warm and humid atmosphere, admire the vast collection of orchids, tree ferns, the large tropical garden gathering palm trees, banana trees, traveler's trees, coffee trees and papayers etc. In addition to, 2,500 species of plants, the park is home to 2,000 animals, some of which are endangered, such as the Madagascar lemu.