La Tête Carrée

La Tête Carrée by Sacha Sosno is one of the most unusual contemporary works situated in the heart of Nice. Imposing and intriguing, it never stops stimulating the admiration of passers-by.

This is a 30 m high and 14 m broad monumental work which artist Sacha Sosno gifted to the city of Nice. Through its most original contemporary architecture, La Tête Carrée is today one of the most famous monuments on the Côte d'Azur. Inaugurated in 2002, it is not open to the public, but houses seven floors of the Louis Nucéra library administrative offices.
It stands in the heart of the city in the shape of a giant bust on which a cube is set at mouth level. At night, it is illuminated and regularly changes colour according to events. Sosno likes to bring humanity into geometric shapes and has produced many works of this kind all over the world. On the Côte d'Azur can be found his sculptures "Regard sur l'Arénas" [Look at Arénas] at the heart of Nice's business district, the Venuses embedded in the walls of the AC Hotel by Marriott and the "Guetteur" [Watcher] at the Polygone Riviera centre.


Accepted file types: jpg, png, pdf, doc, Max. file size: 16 MB.
Privacy policy(Required)
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.


Sign up now to get a sneak preview of exclusive offers, new experiences and all the news about Nice.

  • Book your accommodation on-line

    Make the most of our booking platform to check availability and compare rates of the different types of accommodation in Nice Côte d’Azur! To help you prepare your stay, we offer a...


Boat trips, parasailing, gourmet tours, hikes in the hinterland or introduction to canyoning…..

Make your choice and book on line.

Book your visit or activity

  • Sorties en bateau

    Boat trips

    Cruise along the coast and admire Nice Côte d’Azur from the sea. Take to the sea and enjoy a unique experience onboard a boat. For a coastal area trip to discover marine...

  • Nature and sensations

    With over 300 days of sunshine a year, Nice Côte d’Azur is the ideal destination for outdoor activities.Whether you are a novice or an experienced sportsman, set off on an adventure!A whole...

Guided tours

Boat trips, parasailing, gourmet tours, hikes in the hinterland or introduction to canyoning…..

Guided walking tours, electric bike tours, Segway tours, bike taxi, minibus or tourist train tours….

Book your visit online

Book your visit

  • Guided visits with a qualified guide-lecturer

    Nice Côte d’Azur has a thousand and one surprises in store… its monuments, its churches, its gardens, its walking paths, but also its museums, its artists, its traditions, its local crafts, and...

  • Visites découvertes

    Discovery tours

    Book an original excursion and discover the hidden treasures of Nice Côte d’Azur. Guided tours and discovery walks are accessible to all. On foot, by bike, perched on the roof of a...


Visit more and spend less!

With the French Riviera Pass, make the most of free access to over 50 sites and attractions for 24, 48 or 72 hours with or without the transport option.



  • French Riviera Pass

    French Riviera Pass

    Make your life easier and save money during your holidays in Nice Côte d’Azur! For a 100% discovery holiday, don’t hesitate to get the French Riviera Pass. This is a unique card...

Our special offers

Choose your “all-inclusive” offer according to the theme, the number of persons and the duration of your stay.

Book your stay

  • My gay-friendly trip

    Explore Nice Côte d’Azur during a gay-friendly trip. On the coastal area, beaches, bars, and discos welcome you in all simplicity for a festive holiday rich in new encounters. Live all year...