Top 10 Things to Do in Nice

Are you traveling to Nice? Here’s a list of our favorite attractions and the top 10 things to do in Nice as a tourist!

Colline du Chateau

Take a walk or the elevator up to the castle hill Colline du Chateau. From here you will be greeted by a breathtaking view of the city, the harbor, and the sea. Once upon the hill, there’s a lot of cozy areas with beautiful gardens, different events, and lovely small food stalls. If you’ve planned to walk all the way to the top, then we recommend bringing a pair of comfortable shoes and a big bottle of water.

If you enjoy a nice view, then this is one of the best things to do in Nice for you!

Vieille Ville

Vieille Ville is the old part of Nice, which is also one of the coziest. Stroll around the cozy streets of Vieille Ville and have a look in all boutiques and sit back and relax at one of the many restaurants or cafés. Take the opportunity to visit the square Cours Saleya, where it daily offers food and flower markets and also a lively atmosphere during the evenings. On Mondays, there’s a big flea market here selling everything between heaven and earth!

Promenade des Anglais

Promenade des Anglais is a famous promenade that stretches along the entire town. This long beach is divided into both public and private areas. Many of the private beaches are a bit more luxurious and offer sunbeds, service, umbrellas, towels and also serve good food and drinks. On the public beaches, all people are welcome to put out a towel and enjoy the sun and sea for free.

Marc Chagall Museum

If there is a museum you should visit in Nice, then it’s Marc Chagall. A great art museum with a broad content of Marc Chagall’s 17 works with motifs from the Old Testament. This museum is extremely popular and also liked by those who are not interested in art at all.

Catch the train to Italy

Catch the train to Italy and visit Ventimiglia, where the final station is located for the French trains. In Ventimiglia, one can buy Italian delicacies such as pasta, cheese, fish and wine at low prices. Only a small walk from the train station you’ll find an indoor market selling good products and a wide selection of local delicacies. Around the market hall, you can also enjoy excellent restaurants, bars, cozy cafés and several shops.

Day Trip to Gorges du Verdon

Gorges du Verdon is a beautiful natural area located about two hours drive from Nice. Here you can go boating on the turquoise water, swim, hike and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Few places in Europe are as beautiful as the Gorges du Verdon, so make sure not to miss this place while visiting Nice.

Avenue Jean Medecin

Avenue Jean Medecin is Nice’s main shopping street. Along this road lies shopping centers, department stores and a lot of stores, such as Zara, Mango, and Sephora. Are you looking for more luxury shopping? Then you should head to the famous Paris department store, Galeries Lafayette. This shopping center offers five floors of fashionable clothing, decor, food, wine, accessories and much more.

Musée Matisse

This museum is located in a beautiful terracotta house, surrounded by beautiful olive trees in the wonderful district of Cimiez. Musée Matisse is one of the most famous and popular things to do in Nice, and it’s not particularly surprising since the museum has an extensive collection of Henri Matisse’s works, sketches, and personal belongings. A big plus of this museum is that it’s completely free to enter.

One of the best things to do in Nice if you’re into art!

A Taste of Nice Food Tours

Enjoy the French cuisine in Nice by taking a guided tour with “A Taste of Nice Food Tours.” Here you can follow the guides to various eateries and markets to eat local produce and dishes. During this guided tour your also get to learn a thing or two about Nice history, since the guides love to tell you about the different locations and sights that you’ll pass during the tour.

Place Massena

Place Massena is the city’s main square and is a place where there’s always something going on. A square with lovely fountains, sculptures, and often several street performers. Here you can stroll around, eat an ice cream, go to a restaurant or just sit on a bench and watch the crowds. From the square, there’s also many buses and trams departing if you want to go to other parts of the city.

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