Book flights to Nice, capital of the Côte d’Azur, and bask in the warmth of the French sun. Nice is a fantastic city, the perfect mixture of glamour & glitz and urban grit. It’s not just a playground for Europe’s super-rich any more either, with plenty of affordable accommodation, restaurants and lively bars and clubs on hand to keep you entertained and fed! The cuisine down here is everything you’d expect from the region – French finesse with a healthy splash of Mediterranean flavour – and the local wines are fantastic. Book flights to Nice today.
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The whole world envies the French for their quality of life while the French envy the Riviera residents for their life in paradise. Nice combines the best of both worlds. This is where you can find small Provençal squares, where you can happily spend hours over a cup of coffee, but also find famous museums, parks and cathedrals. Put your walking shoes on!

The cathedral is a masterpiece of Baroque architecture. Admire the beautiful ornamentation and friezes in the refreshing cool of the cathedral. On the outside, the shimmering colours on the dome have become one of Nice’s landmarks.

​Address: 3 Place Rossetti, Nice​Phone: + 33 4 93 92 01 35​Website:
Phoenix Parc Floral de Nice

Phoenix Parc Floral de Nice is the world’s largest greenhouse. Seven different tropical climates (damp, in other words) covering seven hectares, packed with 2.500 different plants. You can walk in the shadow of an (almost) unknown palm tree here, look at a baby shark, smell a thousand flowers and listen to bird song- on the loudspeakers.

​Address: 405 Promenade des Anglais, Nice​Phone: +33 4 92 29 77 00​Website:
Musée National Marc-Chagall

The Russian-born master painter, Marc Chagall, is one of the Riviera’s many adopted children. The museum was built in consultation with the artistic genius himself, on the theme of Biblical art. The museum has regularly recurring exhibitions of Jewish art.

​Address: Avenue Docteur Ménard, Nice​Phone: +33 4 93 53 87 20​Website:
Musée d’art Moderne et d’art Contemporain

Contemporain (MAMC) - Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. Nice wants to make a name for itself as a centre for pop art. Admire Nice’s famous local artists such as Ben and Niki de Sainte Phalle in this imposing building. The latter has donated 170 of her works. But there is also Andy Warhol, Picasso, etc.

​Address: Promenade des Arts, Nice​Phone: +33 4 97 13 42 01​Website:
Musée Matisse

Let’s face it, you are not going to find any of Matisse’s greatest works here. They are all in the USA. On the other hand, there is a clear picture of the artistic genius’ development, from his sickbed as a young man to his grave behind the museum. After a visit, you can walk around in the painter’s footsteps and compare the light in each painting. In addition, the red ochre villa is beautiful in its own right.

​Address: 164 av. des Arènes de Cimiez, Nice​Phone: +33 4 93 81 08 08​Website:
Russian Orthodox Cathedral

In the days of the tsars, the people who enjoyed themselves in the Riviera’s casinos until late on Saturday night, were not exactly short of money. They went here, to church though, on Sundays. After the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe, things are much as they were in the old days, but thick wads of dollars now rain down on the Riviera - and the beautifully restored cathedral. Strict dress code.

​Address: Avenue Nicolas II, Nice​Phone: +33 6 63 28 98 99
Villa Arson

Centre for modern art in Nice – you could call it art in real time. This is both a school of art and an exhibition centre, frequently featuring students or former students. They also have performance art.

​Address: 20 avenue Stephen Liegard, Nice​Phone: +33 4 92 07 73 73​Website:
Rent a classic car

The classic and sports cars rental on the French Riviera! The French Riviera is one of the most beautiful places in the world to enjoy from behind the wheel of a classic sports car. Go for a drive in the country in a Porsche 356 Speedster, cruise down the Croisette in Cannes in a Ford Mustang, take on the sharp bends of the Monte Carlo Rally in an Alpine Berlinette or go for a dinner in Monaco in our Jaguar E-Type Nice and its region are a paradise for car enthusiasts...

​Phone: +33 9 54 00 29 33​Website:

Many tourist travel to Nice to enjoy its warm weather and the beautiful long beaches. You will not only find one beach but 30 amazing beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see. Along the beaches you will find the city´s famous Promenade des Anglais. It is lined with cafés, restaurants and hotels, definitely worth a visit. Some of the beaches in Nice are; Plage Beau Rivage-one of the most popular, Le Sporting -a private beach and Ruhl Plagewhich - one of the most famous beaches in Nice.

​Address: Promenade des Anglais, NIce
Palais Lascaris

Even though many of us long for the sun, it can get too hot here in Nice. Palais Lascaris is a perfect escape from the heat. It is a lovely museum with beautiful paintings and interesting old musical instruments.

​Address: 15 Rue Droite, Nice​Phone: +33 4 93 62 72 40​Website:
Place Rossetti

After strolling around in Nice, you might come to the point where you just would like to sit down and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Place Rossetti is the perfect place to do just that, find a place in the shade, buy an ice-cream and relax.

​Address: Rue Rosetti et Rue Centrale, Nice
Place Massena

Place Massena is another picturesque square in the historic part of Nice. It is located just by the coast line and a great place to take beautiful pictures.

​Address: Place Massena, Nice
Nice’s cuisine is a reflection of the city’s 300 days of sun a year. This means great tasting olive oil, garlic and lemons. Also a vast selection of all kinds of vegetables like aubergines, tomatoes, vegetable marrow, and lots more. If you put all this in a frying pan with olive oil, it makes ratatouille. Put it in the oven and you have a tian (au gratin). The city’s own traditional take-away food is la socca – a kind of pancake made from chick peas. Some say it has a salty bracing taste, others say it tastes of old socks. However, this does not stop a new generation of playful chefs who have started to prepare Provençal cuisine nouveau. Bon appétit!
Le Grand Café de Turin

Le Grand Café de Turin is a genuine 1900s brasserie, with everything that the shellfish enthusiast could dream of – above all, heaps of oysters. Lightning fast waiters, as you would expect at a place like this.

​Address: 5 place Garibaldi, Nice​Phone: +33 4 93 62 29 52​Website:​More info: In the northern part of the Old Town.
La Reserve de Nice

La Reserve de Nice is a one star Michelin restaurant with a panoramic view of the best of that Nice has to offer- lovely ocean view and a sunset over the Baie des Anges. The chef Sébastien Mahuet works with locally produced flavourful vegetables which brings exquisite taste to his cuisine.

​Address: 60 boulevard Franck Pilatte, Nice ​Phone: +33 4 92 04 23 02​Website:
Chantecler-La Rotonde

Chantecler is Nice’s culinary and cultural heritage flagship on the beach promenade. The restaurant is like the hotel: overblown and extravagant - bordering on kitsch. It also has a hidden low-price dining restaurant, “La Rotonde,” with market decor, where you can eat lunch for a mere €30.

​Address: 37 promenade des Anglais, Nice​Phone: +33 4 93 16 64 00​Website:​More info: Hôtel Negresco

Sapore allows you to pick and choose from lots of small, delicious tapas-style dishes. Décor in stylish metal and light-coloured wood. The chef has been trained at some of the Riviera’s most highly-regarded kitchens.

​Address: 19 Rue Bonaparte, Nice​Phone: +33 4 92 04 22 09​Website:
Cours Saleya

Cours Saleya is the largest square in the city and a historic centre. Perfect at any time of day, for a coffee or lunch, beneath what used to be Matisse’s balcony.

​Address: Cours Saleya, Nice
Restaurant Saison

This is a Japanese restaurant located in a quiet street close to the historic center of Nice. Here you can discover the Japanese culinary culture and indulge yourself in sushi, tempura and sashimi or dishes like grilled beef tenderloin with wasabi sauce and grilled seasonal fish.

​Address: 17 rue Gubernatis, Nice​Phone: +33 4 93 85 69 04​Website:
La Baie D'Amalfi

This lovely and stylish restaurant offers Italian cuisine in a friendly atmosphere in the city centre. The chef serves delicious dishes with a creative touch, dishes like stone baked pizzas, homemade pasta and innovative meat dishes. This is also a good spot for people watching.

​Address: 9 Rue Gustave Deloye, Nice​Phone: +33 4 93 80 01 21​Website:
Le Vingt4

The restaurant-wine bar Vingt4, located in Nice, offers a romantic dining in an elegant setting. You can enjoy traditional French cuisine like sea bream fillets, roasted lamb and fresh scallops. This is a very modern restaurant but yet very cosy.

​Address: 24 rue Alphonse Karr, Nice​Phone: +33 4 93 88 45 49​Website:
Restaurant JAN

JAN brings a twist of South Africa to this chic European city. It is a popular restaurant with both tourists and locals and is located just behind the old port. The food is absolutely amazing.

​Address: 12 Rue Lascaris, Nice​Phone: +33 4 97 19 32 23​Website:
La Route du Miam

La Route du Miam is the place to go if you love duck and would like to try all different types of preparations of it. Now, do not make the mistake and get too full after the main course because you do not want to miss the dessert here.

​Address: 1 Rue Molière, Nice​Phone: +33 6 16 36 33 22
L 'Hydropathe

Do not let the fact that L 'Hydropathe is a pub put you off, because you will miss out on a really tasty meal. The service and atmosphere is warm and welcoming, and if the cheeseburger is on the special be quick to order it before it gets sold out.

​Address: 6 Boulevard Victor Hugo, Nice​Phone: +33 4 93 55 89 12
The Cheese Steak House

America and France might not always mix, but this Steak House brings great American flavour among all the foie gras and escargot. The Cheese Steak House is the perfect place to go to if you are in the mood for take away and enjoying your lunch in the sun.

​Address: 12 Rue de la Buffa, Nice​Phone: +33 9 51 51 72 20​Website:
Restaurant Le

Restaurant Le is the perfect little place to visit for a romantic dinner with your loved one. The prices are bit on the pricy side, but the menu contains lovely dishes with French and Mediterranean flavours.

​Address: 12 Rue Pastorelli, Nice​Phone: +33 4 93 87 84 24​Website:
Café culture thrives in the Riviera. Every terrace and bar counter has its own, special daily rhythm, get to know them yourself. All along the Cours Saleya, beyond the flower market, the seats are closely packed in a myriad of cafés and restaurants. The café bill will not be welcomed by low budget tourists, but you have to face facts – millions of visitors a year cannot be wrong. Sitting here – in the shade or the sun, is a delight for watching and being watched.

Fenocchio is run by the Fenocchio family and serve some of the best homemade ice cream in Nice. Here you have a selection of 94 flavours and 35 of these are lovely sorbets.

​Address: 2 Place Rossetti, Nice​Phone: +33 4 93 80 72 52​Website:
Aqua Bar

Aqua Bar is located right at the top of the highest terrace in Nice at the Grand Hotel Aston. It is an ideal terrace for getting high on ice-cream.

​Address: 12 Avenue Felix Faure, Nice​Phone: +33 4 92 17 53 69​Website:
Le Grand Café des Arts

Situated between Nice’s theatre and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, this café has a traditional menu and a great view from the outside terrace. Inside the café there is constantly an exhibition dedicated to one single artist.

​Address: Place Yves Klein, Nice​Phone: +33 493 80 58 58​Website:
Coffee Time

Coffee Time is a café with a British and American inspired menu. The carrot cake is highly recommended! If you are feeling hungrier, have a salad or a bagel.

​Address: 29 rue Tonduti de l’Escarene, Nice​Phone: +33 6 85 21 92 08​Website:
Oliviera Café and Olive Oil Shop

Now, if you love olives and everything around them then you should visit this café that is an outlet for quality olive oils. Try the different olive oils or just enjoy a nice lunch.

​Address: 8 Bis rue du Collet, Nice​Phone: +33 4 93 13 06 45​Website:
Riviera nights reflect influences from the Orient, Paris and Barcelona, all year round. The foundation of a good night out is the tiny bars and cafés that can escalate into a giant party before the night has ended. Nice is one of the real hot spots to party all year, just go with the flow and rhythm. Most of Nice club scene is along cours Saleya, rue Droite and Place Masséna.
Le Relais Negresco

Le Relais Negresco has an upholstered decor for those who want to give their evening a bit of luxury and ostentation. A great piano bar with big cigars and big bills.

​Address: 37 promenade des Anglais, Nice​Phone: +33 4 93 16 64 00​Website:
High Club/Studio 47

This trendy nightclub is divided into two different clubs, the High Club and Studio 47. The High Club attracts the younger crowd anyone over 20, while Studio 47 is designed for the clients in their 30´s. High Club hosts some of the most celebrated international DJ´s each weekend. This is the place where you can dance to hip music and party until six in the morning.

​Address: 45 Promenade des Anglais, Nice​Phone: +33 7 81 88 42 04​Website:
Pub Akathor

Pub Akathor is a popular Norwegian pub that has been voted the number one venue on the French Riviera. Live bands and the enormous glass of beers always brings out the crowds. This is a must due to the live music and the party atmosphere.

​Address: 32 Cours Saleya, Nice​Phone: +33 4 93 62 49 90​Website:
Ghost Pub

Ghost Pub is a popular nightspot for locals and usually packed with fun-loving crowd. This is one of the city’s hidden gems and looks closed from the outside, only thing you need to do is to ring the doorbell and the bouncer will welcome you. When the DJ´s starts spinning cool jazz, funk, soul and hip-hop you will only feel like dancing.

​Address: 3 rue Barillerie, Nice​Phone: +33 4 93 92 93 37​Website:
Les Trois Diables

Les Trois Diables is one of the most interesting nightclubs located in the old town square. The name Les Trois Diables means "The Three Devils," and offers a fun night out with a wide variety of music, cheap drinks and karaoke night on Wednesdays. The fun-loving atmosphere attracts the students from the local universities.

​Address: 2 Cours Saleya, Nice​Phone: +33 4 93 62 47 00​Website:
B Spot

Check out who is performing for the night, book a table and have a great evening. They have a great mix of experienced artist and new up and coming artists, there is never a dull moment at B Spot.

​Address: 24 Avenue Marechal Foch, Nice​Phone: +33 4 93 92 00 90​Website:

Fred's is located just by the harbour with an extensive selection of vodka and whiskey. They do not have a cocktail menu, but serve some of the best cocktails in town. Just a short talk with the guest and the bartenders will create a special drink just for you.

​Address: 9 Rue Antoine Gautier, Nice​Phone: +33 4 93 55 83 38​Website:
Checkpoint Pub

Here at Checkpoint Pub you will find a great mix of tourist, locals and students. They show different sports on TV, such as football and rugby, have live music and a night club where you can shake all night.

​Address: 2 Rue Desboutins, Nice​Phone: +33 6 66 39 64 94​Website:
Jam Bar à scènes

As hinted by the name, Jam Bar à scènes is a chill Jazz venue and a lovely place to go to and just enjoy the beautiful live music. It is a small venue with big character where the music ranges from Jazz to Funk and Blues.

​Address: 10 Rue du Commandant Raffali, Nice​Phone: +33 4 22 16 55 29​Website:
Fashion, food and drinks are not pastimes in France – they are the foundations of life. The range of goods in the shops reflects the French elegance and awareness of trends. There is also a noticeable influence of nearby Italy showing in the smartly dressed people and beautiful shoes. A weekend passes quickly in Nice, and shopping can easily become a full day activity. So if you are in a hurry, it is advisable to concentrate on just a few streets.
Galeries Lafayette

This is France’s Rolls-Royce of department stores. Here you will find many of the finest things that France has to offer in the way of clothes and souvenirs. It is also centrally located – even if slightly hidden behind its pillared arcades. Essential place to shop during the big sales in January and July.

​Address: 6 Avenue Jean Médecin, Nice​Phone: +33 4 92 17 36 36​Website:

An increasing number of tourists have discovered FNAC - France’s answer to Media Markt. The perfect place to fill your suitcase with French film and music. In addition, there is a small Fnac-Eveil-jeux store next door. This has all the educational toys you might want if you have small children at home.

​Address: 46 Avenue Jean Médecin, Nice​Phone: +33 825 02 00 20​Website:
Notre-Dame-Jean-Médecin-rue de Paradis

First take a walk along the avenue de Notre Dame. You can find some labels at bargain prices for children in places like Bisque-Bisque Rage! At the Basilica, turn south along the avenue Jean-Médecin. This avenue cannot (and should not) be missed. This is where you will find many of the major brands like Zara - Spain’s answer to H&M, Monoprix, Quick Silver and Virgin Megastore. In addition, there are a number of brasseries where you can take a break. Turn off onto the rue de la Liberté, (this is when the fashion thermometer starts to rise) and end up with the rue de la Liberté. This could be called Nirvana. It is hotter than hot here – you should be able to find everything that makes French fashion what it is - Kenzo, Chanel, Mont Blanc… End by going back to the Place Magenta and turn left onto the designer street, the rue Buffa, and visit, for example, Halogène at number 21.

Rue St-François de Paule-Préfecturerue - rue Droite

At rue St-François de Paule, you can revel in tasting Alziari’s world-famous olive oil. Or why not enjoy the fragrance of Bruno, the truffle king’s black fungi? Not to mention the sweets at Maison Auers! Take a look at Nice’s pulsing heart, the ProvProvençal- scented flower market (marché aux Fleurs), then turn eastwards along the rue de la Préfecture. Don’t miss either the Antic Boutik or one of the other stylish fashion shops (Asso, Habit Magique…). If the Cours Saleya is Nice’s heart, its main artery is the rue Droite. Walk along it. Look in on some of the many art galleries and souvenir shops, or stop and relax in a café.

​Address: Vieux Nice​More info: (Old Town)
Mamac- Gioffredo-Gubernatis - Masséna

After a visit to the Modern Museum (Mamac) and its souvenir shop, walk along rue Defly to rue Gioffredo. This houses an interesting range of everything from home furnishings to a milliner. Take a peek at rue Gubernatis – if for no other reason than to stock up on wine bottles at nos. 16 and 17. If you still haven’t found what you want, try the Galeries Lafayette department store.


In recent years, Monoprix – with its food and clothing departments – has gained an increasing cult status. This is where you can really find an exciting selection of goods at low prices. Look out especially for their own-label brands on the delicatessen shelves.

​Address: 42 Avenue Jean Médecin, Nice​Phone: +33 4 92 47 72 62​Website:

If you are travelling with your teenage kid, be careful to go to Cap3000 because you just might end up spending the night here. This big shopping mall has 150 shops and restaurants, needless to say that you will find anything that you are looking for.

​Address: St-Laurent-du-Var​Phone: +33 4 93 31 10 35​Website:
Cop Copine

Cop Copine is a brand perfect for young, chic and edgy girls. The design is clean, simple and always with an interesting twist with lovely attention to detail.

​Address: 17 rue de la Préfecture, Nice​Phone: +33 4 93 80 72 38​Website:
Agnès B.

Agnès B. is a beautiful, bright and spacious store located close to the seafront in Nice. They have a relaxed feminine style for women and cool, funky style for men.

​Address: 17 Rue des Ponchettes, Nice​Phone: +33 4 93 62 32 39​Website:
Sylvie T.

Sylvie T. creates beautiful painting through her own interpretation of Nice. Everything from the narrow streets to the facades, to the old Nice and the lovely landscape.

​Address: 14 Rue Droite, Nice​Phone: +33 4 93 62 59 15​Website:
Maison Auer

Fashion in all its glory, but really good, amazing chocolate that just melts in your mouth is hard to beat. Chocolate with fruits, chocolate with nuts, one piece or how many as you like - this is the place to go to!

​Address: 7 Rue Saint-François de Paule, Nice​Phone: +33 4 93 85 77 98​Website:

Nice does not only offer a great selection for men and women, but they also have cute baby fashion and especially at Bonpoint. The clothes are on the expensive side, but if you are lucky they have a sale.

​Address: 5 Rue Paradis, Nice​Phone: +33 4 93 87 77 31​Website:
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