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Visit outstanding cultural attractions or take a hike amongst the peaks? A romantic tour of the wine route or a family cruise? What will this year's
French holiday bring?

Nice: what to do, what to see...

Situated on the shores of the Mediterranean, this city between the sea and the mountains exudes a timeless charm. The summit of the Château’s hill offers a view over the maze of narrow streets in the old town and the Bay of Angels. A stroll along the iconic Promenade des Anglais is a must, as is a visit to Cours Saleya market or a local restaurant to sample Cuisine Nissarde specialities. All this, and the chance to go skiing on the same day!

• Old Nice and its market selling flowers and vegetables
• 20 museums and art galleries across the city
• Breathtaking views over the Bay of Angels from the Castle Hill
• The emblematic seafront Promenade des Anglais
• The antique Roman ruins and prehistoric past of Nice


• Meet a local greeter and discover the city "off the tracks" for free.
• A drink in the friendly and lively Rue Bonaparte, the local "Petit Marais"
• Get a French Riviera Pass giving access to activities, museums and attractions
• Nice Carnival, the biggest winter event on the Cote d'Azur
• The city and Promenade des Anglais by Segway, e-bike or VéloBleu


• Local cuisine at a "Cuisine Nissarde" restaurant
• Socca finger food made of chickpea flour and olive oil
• The local Pan Bagnat sandwich
• Bellet wine from the hills of Nice
• Candied fruits, especially clementine


• Oil, paste and tapenade made with local Cailletier olives
• Bellet wine (red, rosé, white)
• Cook like a real Niçois with a cook book
• A blue chair from the Promenade des Anglais
• A poster by one of the emblematic artists of Nice

Getting to Nice