To Do in Nice and That’s Why We Love Nice (With Photos) – Côte d’Azur
Welcome to our nice travel guide to Nice with a lot of tips on attractions and fun things to do! Nice is the capital of one of Europe’s most beautiful coastlines, the Cote d’Azur, known as the French Riviera. Nice is definitely a classic that still holds. Nice has managed to preserve a charming city center that attracts both the budget traveler and the glamorous jet set. It offers endless opportunities for excursions, Michelin restaurants and bohemian bars. Are you looking to sit in an outdoor dining area and experience the picturesque French you have come to the right place.
Or maybe you’d rather be delighted with exclusive wines, breathtaking seafront and great shopping, then Nice is also quite right. Along with Nice’s azure coast, beach clubs with public beaches, quirky hotels with marinas, and boulevards with cozy cobblestone streets are abandoned. Nice beach is in the middle of the city and the blue sea is constantly reminded along the palm-lined promenade, the Promenade des Anglais.
The old town’s alleys make an exciting break to Nice’s famous glamor and here you can find cozy restaurants serving delicious French dishes at great prices. Many return to Nice several times, including to experience the city’s comfortable climate, beautiful Mediterranean beaches, nearby picturesque mountain villages, fine wines and food in abundance.
Promenade des Anglais
The Promenade des Anglais is one of the most famous strolls in Nice. Situated along the beach, beautiful palm lane, and perfect starting point for a morning or afternoon walk.
Cours Saleya is the name of the beautiful market square in Nice Old Town. Cours Saleya is lined with bars and restaurants and makes the square a given tourist attraction; daytime for the market and evening for the soothing atmosphere.
Photo: Jean-Pierre Dalbéra
Palais Lascaris is located in the heart of the Old Town and once again was home to wealthy families. The beautiful decorative furnishings of the building, furniture and artwork are well preserved. Entrance is free.
Address: 15 Rue Droite.
Photo: Rodrigo Soldon
Musée Matisse is a renovated 17th century villa and houses an impressive collection of artist Matisse’s works.
Address: 164 Avenue des Arénes.
Musée Archéologique de Nice
Nice archaeological museum. Here you can see ancient ruins and bronze and stone age objects.
Address: 160 Avenue des Arénes.
Shopping in Nice
Shopping on the French Riviera does not necessarily have to cost the shirt. In Nice, most shops are open daily between 10:00 and 19:00. Avenue Jean Médecin offers a wide range of shops in all price ranges.
Avenue Jean Médecin
Avenue Jean Médecin is the main shopping street, filled with shops from the famous brands, shopping galleries and lots of smaller shops. Here’s the perfect start to the shopping round!
You probably know again the name Galeries Lafayette as the great, enriched Paris department store. This is its branch, which on five floors forms the largest department store in Nice.
Address: 6 Avenue Jean Médecin.
Four floors, over 80 stores and centrally located. Nice Etoile is a modern and elegant shopping gallery selling the most; furnishings, clothes and books.
Address: 30 Avenue Jean Médecin.
Photo: Bobby Hidy
Cap 3000 is the French Riviera’s largest shopping center, mainly sold here clothes and shoes. The shopping center is located a mile west of Nice, near the airport.
Address: Avenue Donadei, Saint-Laurent du Var.
Eurodif is France’s counterpart to H & M. Low prices, wide range, ok quality and quite trendy. In Nice there is a shop located on Avenue Jean Médecin.
Address: 16 Avenue Jean Médecin.
Marché Aux Poissons
Small cozy fish market in a square in Nice Old town.
Address: Place Saint Francios.
Les Puces de Nice
Flea market, with beautiful location right next to the harbor.
Address: Place Robilante
Well-known French bakery that spreads from Paris, to having shops all over the world. Their specialty is French macarons and we promise La Ladurées is really delicious. Macarons are bought here on loose weight, in different flavors and colors. Vanilla and salt caramel are our favorites!
Nightlife, bars and clubs in Nice
The nightlife of the French Riviera holds a class for itself and attracts people from all over the world who come here to party during the summer months. With a broad spectrum there is something for everyone; legendary champagne parties, glamorous casino evenings, classical music or casual bars and pubs.
Nice popular British pub Wayne’s is located in the Old Town. Here you come for food, drink and live music. Wayne’s attracts an international audience of beer lover and music lover.
Address: 15 Rue de la Prefecture.
Elegant, trendy and somewhat spooky DJ bar in red and black decor. Here you come to drink good cocktails and dance. Located in Nice Old Town.
Address: 3 Rue Barillerie.
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