Great Places to Visit
Sunshine, shopping, art and culture, fine French food and pretty beaches…you name it, Nice has it! And it’s all just a short flight from the UK.
Stroll Along the Promenade
When the sun is shining (which is most of the time in Nice!), one of the most pleasant places to be is on the Promenade des Anglais, which curves around the Bay of Angels and overlooks the bright azure waters and gently shelving beachfront. It’s also popular with joggers, skaters and skateboarders, if you’re feeling active!
Indulge in the Grape Juice
France is one of the highest regarded countries in the world in terms of wine production. If you want to sample some of the local grape juice, Nice is a great place to do it, in bars such as Vin/Vin and La Cave de l’Origine. Opt for a low in sulphites ‘vins naturel’, if you don’t want to suffer too much the morning after!
Get Lost in Vieux Nice
Before holidaymakers and aristocrats came along, the Old Town was all that Nice had to show, and much of its labyrinthine streets and pretty buildings remain. Grab some lunch at a terrace cafe, or an ice cream to cool you down on a hot day, before continuing on your stroll and picking up some local produce as you go.
Enrich your Mind in a Gallery
Nice and the French Riviera in general are home to many galleries and museums that are well worth your time, but if you need to choose just one or two to visit, the Matisse Museum on Cimiez Hill, and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art on Place Yves Klein, with its wealth of pop art, are our top two.