Discover Nice at the Côte D’Azur

In this beautiful city in the South of France there is always something to do. Just half an hour’s drive from your stay in Vence, you’ll find yourself in a city with lots of fun activities and sights.

Discover here our must-do’s in Nice:

1. Promenade des Anglais
A walk on this unique and cosy promenade along the Mediterranean Sea should certainly not be missing during a visit to Nice. On one side you have a beautiful view of the beach and the sea, on the other side you can find some cosy restaurants and beautiful buildings. A trip along this beautiful boulevard is fantastic!

2. A tour through Nice by E-bike
Doing a tour through the city with an electric bicycle and enjoying all the beauty that Nice has to offer, the perfect combination for a fun trip. Together with a local guide you discover the best spots. You can book this activity from €35 per capita.

3. Shop till you drop!
Also the shopping lovers will love it here. A fan of vintage, design or conceptstores? In that case you have to be in the Rue de la Préfecture! Looking after authentic Provençal products? Then you have to walk by in Le Palais D’Oisier. In this cosy little shop you can find a large range of handmade wicker bags and lovely accessoires! Do you love luxury shopping? Nice is the place to be; Place Massena, Avenue de Verdun and Rue Paradis form the golden triangle for the ultimate shopping experience. You can find stores like Hermès, Escade and Furla and a lot of other luxurious brands.

4. Sniff up culture in one of the museums
Looking more after a cultural trip? In Nice you can find museums like Musée National Marc Chagali, the National Museum of Sports and the archaeological museum. Many museums also offer special activities for kids!

5. Port Lympia
During your trip to the city you can not forget the port. You can not only watch the beautiful boats that are moored here but there are also ferries leaving to Monaco and Saint-Tropez.

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The museums of Nice

Matisse Museum
This museum makes it possible to follow the artistic evolution of the painter Matisse who lived in Nice from 1914 until his death in 1954.

Liscaris Palace
This museum has the Musée de France label and is dedicated to the art and music of the 17th and 18th centuries.

Museum of prehistory of terra amata
The museum presents the behaviour and the way of life of the first people of Nice who had set up their huts on a beach and hunted elephant, rhino or deer.

Jules Cheret Museum of Fine Art
The painting and sculpture collections cover five centuries of history: primitive Italian 15th-16th century sacred art, Flemish 17th,18th French and Italian painting, 19th and 20th century French sculpture and painting: Vanloo, Fragonard, Dufy, Chéret, the Barbizon School, Le Bronzino, G.A Mossa, Rodin, Carpeaux.

Museum of Natural History
Created in the middle of the 19th century, the Museum is a true memory of Mediterranean nature, for a better knowledge of regional biodiversity.

Marc Chagall National Museum
The Musée national Marc Chagall in Nice, a monographic and thematic museum, was born of the artist's desire to bring together in a single place his most important work on the Bible: the 17 canvases that make up the Biblical Message.

 
 
Promenade des anglais à Nice sur la Côte d'Azur
 
Place Masséna à Nice sur la Côte d'Azur
 
Ruelle à Nice sur la Côte d'Azur
 

Local Markets in Nice

Here you have a wide range of choices, whether it's food, flowers, flavours or colours, there's something for every taste, every day and every hour!

The night craft market

A summer night craft market that animates the Cours Saleya from mid-May to mid-September. During the refreshing summer evenings, admire the jewellery, pottery and paintings made with passion by craftsmen from Nice. A great idea for a walk before the restaurant!

Fruit, vegetable market of the Cours Saleya

The fruit and vegetable market takes place from Tuesday to Sunday from 6am to 1pm.

Fruit and vegetable market of the liberation

You will find fruits, vegetables, flowers, beautiful fish and some products from local producers: honey, cheeses... Place du Général De Gaulle, every day except Monday.

Place du Palais market

This market is a delight for collectors and readers. But also artistic products and postcards. Place du Palais de Justice.

Opening hours: Winter 07:00-17:00 Summer 07:00-19:00 Saturday only

Flower Market Cours Saleya

It will be difficult to resist the multicoloured geraniums, the fuchsias of an intense mauve, the dahlias with anemone flowers, the bright impatiens proposed by the nurserymen. If you let yourself go strolling in front of these harmonious floral compositions, it is a breath of scents, a bouquet of colours, plants, exotic flowers that awaits you. This market is classified by the Conseil National des Arts Culinaires as one of the exceptional markets in France!

Rendez-vous therefore every Sunday!

Fish Market

The advantage of Nice is that it is located by the sea and this opens up the field of possibilities in terms of fish-based culinary recipes: give free rein to your cooking talents and come here to glean some good products: meeting at Place Toja, every day except Monday!

Local Dishes

La Socca

Recipe based on flour and chickpeas. Well, say like that ... it does not sell the dream but we assure you that it is very good !

The salade niçoise

Contrary to what many people think: no rice! Or potatoes. Why not? Because no cooked food, except eggs, should disturb this recipe. Afterwards, you can put whatever you want in it (or almost). Rumour has it that only authentic Nice people know which foods to add, or not, to their salad, so run to a restaurant in Nice and enjoy!

La Pissaladière

No, it's not a dandelion salad! It's a pie. On a pastry with a delicate scent of oregano and olive oil, spread a thin layer of onion fondue, anchovies and small black olives. All these ingredients can be found in local markets! No more excuses not to go for it !

The little stuffed niçois

Zucchini, eggplant, tomato, onion. This is not the latest recipe for the street corner kebab but the list of basic ingredients of "Lu Farcit Nissart" ("the little stuffed niçois" in niçois) that you stuff with egg, breadcrumbs, minced meat, grated cheese and, of course, olive oil. Decorate the whole with golden breadcrumbs and enjoy! Or if not, enjoy it in a restaurant, at least you won't have to do anything!

The zucchini flower fritters

Attention, this recipe requires male flowers and not female flowers! They give the fritters a subtle and delicate taste, to lick your fingers!

We leave you, on these good words, we will eat!

Other interesting informations

Other resources that may be of interest to you:

  • Nice with family
    Follow in the footsteps of the city's first inhabitants with your family, meet marine mammals, observe the stars, learn to cook, create your own perfume, travel to the bowels of the earth... Here everything is done to ensure that your family stay runs smoothly and above all to satisfy the children without forgetting the pleasure of the parents!
     
  • Nice, gay-friendly destination
    The capital of the French Riviera, Nice is a flagship location that abounds in gay-friendly establishments. Between the beach, the museums, the old town, the gay nightlife, the program promises to be rich in discoveries!
     
  • Discovery tours of Nice organized by the tourist office
  • Walks and hikes around Nice
  • Events like the Nice Carnival & Nice Jazz Festival
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