Thiers is a vibrant neighbourhood of Nice, France. The area is nestled between cosmopolitan Promenade des Anglais and rail station Gare de Nice-Ville. Thiers is home to world-class shopping, restaurants, architecturally splendid buildings and museums.
Many begin their exploration of Nice with a walk along the famous Promenade des Anglais. With a combination of public and private beaches, volleyball courts and abundant water sports facilities, it’s a tempting way to spend an entire day. The promenade is also home to some of Nice’s most historic buildings and independent cafes and restaurants. Stop for a beverage or indulge in a crepe or waffle while the sun beats down on the azure Mediterranean. Venture a few blocks behind the promenade to discover the real heart of Nice. Art lovers will enjoy the biblical paintings at Musée Marc Chagall. The works displayed are an interpretation of episodes from the books of the Old Testament. Another point of interest in Thiers neighbourhood is the stunning Cathedral of Saint Nicholas, known as the Russian Orthodox Church. It’s five boldly coloured onion shaped domed cupolas capture the onlooker’s imagination. Venture inside and the artistic feast continues with a huge number of frescoes and intricate carvings to admire. Visitors to Nice will enjoy the abundance of shopping facilities it offers. The department stores of Galerie Lafayette are close by, pick up a French souvenir or the latest seasons fashions. Alternatively, venture into the eclectic markets of Cours Saleya. Ranked highly by the French National Council of Culinary Arts it’s one of the most popular markets in the country. The market square is flanked by old world cafes, modern music bars and restaurants, ensuring there’s something to entertain everyone.
Thiers is an easy area to navigate on foot, and major attractions of Nice are not too far away. Visitors can walk to markets of Cours Saleya and the old town in just over 20 minutes and the Promenade des Anglais in less than 10 minutes. Gare de Nice-Ville train station can transport travellers all over France and Nice has its own International airport.
Nice attracts over 4 million tourists each year, and it’s one of the most popular cities to visit in France. The area around Thiers and Promenade des Anglais became popular with the English elite during the latter half of the 18th century. Promenade des Anglais or “Walkway of the English” was named after tourists who ventured to Nice from across the water. The soft light and picturesque coastline of the city has attracted artists such as Matisse and Chagall. Their legacy lives on in the city museums today.