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Things to do in Nice

Prestigious art galleries, high-end restaurants, wonderful beaches and balmy year-round climate means there is no shortage of things to do in Nice. Culture vultures and sun seekers are well-served in the glamorous French Riviera.

Visit one of Nice’s world-class art galleries or museums, many of which offer free entry. From its lofty hillside position, Parc du Chateau affords stunning vistas over the beautiful Bay of Angels. Indulge in fine dining at a Michelin starred restaurant or choose from budget-friendly eateries. Enjoy an evening at the Opera, or try your luck at a casino. Book ferry trips to Monaco or Corsica.

Old Town

Old Town

Visit the Old Town and browse the famous Cours Saleya flower market. Drive up to Parc du Chateau for breathtaking panoramic vistas over the city and sparkling waters of the Côte d’Azur. Dine in style, take in a show or try your luck at luxurious casinos.

Restaurants

Restaurants

Nice offers a large selection of restaurants, many with fixed price menus. Indulge in Michelin-star dining or tuck into tasty local fare while gazing out over the ocean at a restaurant on the Promenade des Anglais. Sample a delicious chickpea crêpe, known as ‘Socca’, or the famous Salad Niçoise.

Beach

Beach

The famous Promenade des Anglais spans the whole of Nice, offering miles of pebbly beaches on which you can relax in the comfort of a deck chair. A private beach is available at the Beau Rivage hotel, for quieter sunbathing. Beautiful sandy shores await you at nearby Villefranche-sur-Mer or Cannes.

Shopping

Shopping

Make your way to the Rue de France for a good selection of shops and outlets, or visit the massive Nice Étoile shopping mall. For local produce and the famous flower market, Cours Saleya is the place to go. Hunt for souvenirs and gifts in the Old Town.

Nightlife

Dining & nightlife

You are sure to find something to suit your taste buds among Old Town’s excellent choice of eateries, or try the pedestrian streets just off Place Massena. Luxury hotels in the city boast chic bars or deluxe casinos. Book tickets to the Opera for an evening of high-class entertainment.

Castle Hill

Castle Hill

Parc du Chateau boasts fabulous vistas over Vieux Nice from its hilltop location 92m above the city. The climb to Castle Hill is another rewarding experience, affording spectacular views over the Bay of Angels, pebbled beaches and the sparkling azure water that earned the Cote d'Azur its name.

Exciting experiences

Nice Hop On, Hop Off Tour

See the best of Nice, the French Riviera's largest city, on a hop-on hop-off tour. Set your own sightseeing itinerary and hop on and off as many times as you like at any of the 14 stops. See top Nice attractions like the Promenade des Anglais, Place Garibaldi and the Chagall Museum, or shop in the glamorous Nice boutiques. With regular departures and the option of either a one or two-day ticket, the tour is the perfect way to explore Nice at your own pace.

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Monaco, Monte Carlo and Eze Small Group Day Trip

Spend a day on the beautiful French Riviera with a small-group day trip from Nice to Monaco and Eze. See the changing of the guard at the palace in Monte Carlo, do a lap of Monaco's famous Formula One Grand Prix and take a perfumery tour in Eze. With your minivan transport taken care of, you can sit back and relax on the scenic drive. This small-group day trip is limited to just eight passengers, ensuring you receive personalised attention.

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French Riviera Small Group Day Trip from Nice

From Cannes to Monte Carlo, you'll see all the fabulous towns of the French Riviera on this small-group day trip from Nice. Delight in the scenic drive along the famous Mediterranean coastal road, gazing out over a sparkling blue ocean dotted with white yachts. Your journey takes in the designer shops of Cannes, trendy boutiques in Juan-les-Pins and the royal palace in Monte Carlo. This small-group tour is limited to eight passengers, ensuring a personalised experience.

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Monaco Half Day Tour

Enjoy the beautiful coastal scenery at Villefranche-sur-Mer and visit the Bay of Millionaires, with its famous villas. Explore the majestic cathedral, stunning gardens and royal palace, where you can watch the changing of the guards. Take a tour of the principality following the amazing Formula One Grand Prix circuit. See the mega-yachts in Monte Carlo, visit its luxurious casinos and shop in the chic boutiques. Return by Middle Corniche road and stop at the charming medieval village of Eze.

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Provence Countryside Small Group Day Trip

Take in the picturesque villages and idyllic rural beauty of Provence on a small-group day trip from Nice. With your transport taken care of, you can sit back and enjoy the scenic drive, on which you'll visit Gourdon and Saint Paul de Vence. You will also see Cannes's top attractions, including the famous La Croisette Boulevard and the Film Festival Palace. This small-group tour is limited to eight passengers, ensuring you receive personalised attention from your English-speaking guide.

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Nice weather

Prepare for the weather before your holiday

Average seasonal temperatures°C/°F
  • 11°Jan
  • 11°Feb
  • 13°Mar
  • 15°Apr
  • 19°May
  • 22°Jun
  • 26°Jul
  • 26°Aug
  • 23°Sep
  • 19°Oct
  • 14°Nov
  • 12°Dec
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
  • 77
  • 73
  • 73
  • 64
  • 49
  • 37
  • 19
  • 32
  • 65
  • 111
  • 117
  • 88
Average daily sunshine (hours)
  • 5
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 11
  • 9
  • 8
  • 6
  • 5
  • 5

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