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About Nice

Walking along the Promenade des Anglais during sunset, getting lost within Nice's Fower Market, and enjoying a fascinating journey inside the walls of the Musée Masséna is what Nice is all about. Couples and families from all over the world travel to Nice to enjoy the sun and the natural scenery. A haven for painters and artists seeking inspiration, Nice will always be a major tourist attraction in the heart of France.

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Promenade des Anglais

A favoured spot for skateboarders, bicyclists and in-line skaters, Promenade des Anglais is famous for holding a variety of events such as ‘Battle of Flowers Parade’ and ‘Nice Carnival’. A walk down the promenade entitles the visitor to a stunning panoramic view of the coast. Promenade des Anglais was submitted by Nice as a World Heritage Site in 2015.

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Old Town

Travel back to the 1700s and get lost in the narrow lanes of Nice's Old Town. This architectural gem is home to various attractions such as the Place du Palais de Justice, restaurants such as Oliviera, and boutique stores like Caprice that attract visitors from all over the world.

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Place Massena

Nice's main square, the Place Massena is also the largest square in Nice's historical district. With a history that dates back to the 19th century, the square is now filled with markets that sell gifts, foods, and souvenirs, as well as restaurants that specialise in authentic and international foods.

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Castle Hill

Pack your sneakers when planning to visit Nice's Castle Hill. If you want to enjoy the complete experience, get ready to climb the 213 stone steps and be rewarded with a panoramic view of Nice. Tourists who prefer to make it to the top of the hill without climbing the stairs can use the seasonal lift. At the top of the hill, visitors can enjoy fun attractions including an artificial waterfall and kids play area.

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Place Garibaldi

Known as one of the oldest squares in Nice, the Place Garibaldi is home to the statue of the famous Italian politician Giuseppe Garibaldi. The square is also a popular tourist attraction filled with cafes and restaurants that offer French and international dining options.

Restaurants in Nice

Le Bistrot Gourmand

Le Statu.co

Serving authentic French cuisine with a Mediterranean twist, Le Statu.co is a place you don’t want to miss while visiting Nice.

Le Bistrot Gourmand

Le Sejour Cafe

When it comes to seafood, no one in France does it like Le Sejour Cafe.

Le Bistrot Gourmand

Melody Nice

A favorite among locals, MelodyNice is the place to be if you're looking for French desserts.

Le Bistrot Gourmand

Le Bistrot Gourmand

Offering a unique fine-dining experience, Le Bistrot Gourmand is the place to be if you're in the mood for an authentic French meal.

Le Bistrot Gourmand

Le Chantecler

With its cheerful decor, Le Chantrcler is ideal for a romantic meal for two!

Shopping in Nice

Cours Saleya market

Home to the famous Flower Market in Nice's Old Town, the Cours Saleya Market is where locals get their weekly shopping done and visitors take photos of the colourful displays. The market is also where you can purchase fine products such as soaps, honey and olives.

Cours Saleya market
Galeries Lafayette

Galeries Lafayette

As one of the top well-known international department stores in Nice, Galeries Lafayette is a five-floored store that offers the latest fashion trends, home decor, and edge-cutting electronic appliances. Whatever it is you're looking for, Galeries Lafayette probably has it!

Nice Etoile

Nice Etoile

With over 100 stores that sell everything from clothes to makeup and electronics to watches, Nice Etoile is one of the top shopping malls in Nice. The mall also offers various well-known brands such as Pandora, Aldo, and Swatch.

Parfumerie Molinard

Parfumerie Molinard

Do you have an obsession with perfumes? Head to Parfumerie Molinard in Nice and experience creating your own perfume in one of the brand's top international branches. Visitors can also pick from an array of top-selling perfumes.

Confiserie Florian du Vieux Nice

Confiserie Florian du Vieux Nice

If you have a sweet-tooth, Confiserie Florian du Vieux Nice is not something you want to miss during your visit to Nice. The store specialises in chocolates, candied fruits, Jams, and candies. The store is also where locals and visitors can purchase crystallised flowers, rose-scented teabags, and rose syrup.

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Rely on public transportation instead of taxis because they are cheaper and more efficient.

Best time to visit Nice

spring

March to April

temperature
9° to 15°C

If you want to plan a visit to Nice and enjoy uncrowded attractions, cool temperatures, and cheap hotel rates, make sure to visit during spring or autumn.

Nice facts

Languages

French and English

Currency

Euro (EUR)

Transportation

Metro, trains and taxis

Population

334,064

Landmark

Palais Lascaris

Airports

Nice Côte d'Azur Airport (NCE)

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