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Welcome to Nice

Located on the stunning French Riviera, Nice attracts visitors with its picture-perfect seaside locale and attractions. Guided private and small-group tours will whisk you by land and sea around the city and beyond to the sun-soaked region of Provence. Cruise around the Baie des Anges (Bay of the Angels) to admire the renowned sandy beach. Or take a cycling or pedicab tour of the broad Promenade des Anglais (Promenade of the English), which runs alongside the beach for about 4.3 miles (7 km). Book a walking tour in the old town’s pedestrian-only zone, where boutiques tempt you to browse and outdoor cafes invite you to relax. Foodies can take a culinary tour to sample the local specialties; or hop on a Segway tour to cover ground quickly. Explore the city’s Belle Époque architecture, the17th century Cathedral of Saint Reparata, or St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral just outside the historic center. Then get ready for a day trip of two further into the French Riviera and Provence for wine tasting. The city-state of Monaco is a 25-minute train ride away, while traveling to Cannes and Antibes also takes less than a half hour. Head further inland on a sightseeing tour to Grasse to check out a perfumery and smell wild lavender in the air. The charming tiny village of Eze offers incredible panoramic views of the Mediterranean from its hilltop perch, along with statues of goddesses and winding paths to lose yourself in the French Riviera.

Top 10 attractions in Nice

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Eze

Eze

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With its twisting cobblestone lanes, jumble of medieval houses, and shady courtyards lined with traditional cafés, Eze is a tranquil village high above the glamorous resorts and golden beaches of the Cote d’Azur. The hilltop town, traditionally written Èze, is undeniably picturesque, affording panoramic views over the Mediterranean, and its timeless charm has made it a firm favorite on French Riviera itineraries.More
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Promenade des Anglais

Promenade des Anglais

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A stylish walkway monopolizing four miles (six kilometers) along the Bay of Angels, the Walk of the English (Promenade des Anglais or La Prom) is a Nice icon offering stunning views, enticing pit stops, and the best people-watching in the city. Grab your bike, skates, or shoes—and don’t forget your swimsuit—for a sunny afternoon in Nice.More
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Nice Old Town (Vieux Nice)

Nice Old Town (Vieux Nice)

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A honeycomb of narrow streets dotted with baroque churches, lively markets, bustling squares, and a thriving nightlife scene, Nice’s Old Town (Vieux Nice) remains the buzzing heart the modern French city. This seafront historic center offers an atmospheric introduction to Nice.More
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Cours Saleya Flower Market (Marché aux Fleurs Cours Saleya)

Cours Saleya Flower Market (Marché aux Fleurs Cours Saleya)

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Nice's Cours Saleya Flower Market (Marché aux Fleurs Cours Saleya) is a veritable feast for the senses—floral fragrances rise in the air, vendors call out in French to mingling locals, and flower bouquets burst forth from every stall. Add the fresh produce market, sidewalk cafes, and weekly antiques fair, and it’s no wonder the market is a must while in Provence.More
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Castle Hill (Colline du Château)

Castle Hill (Colline du Château)

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Rising up over the eastern end of Quai des États-Unis, the 300-foot Castle Hill (Colline du Château) affords fantastic views over the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Old Town of Vieux Nice, the Baie des Anges, and the glittering Côte d’Azur.More
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Massena Square (Place Masséna)

Massena Square (Place Masséna)

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If you're spending an even remotely significant amount of time in Nice, then you'll soon become familiar with Massena Square (Place Massena). It's the massive, open square at the bottom of L'avenue Jean-Médecin; just a little bit past it is Vieux Nice and the Mediterranean. Walk under the porticos in foul weather, or enjoy the sun on its wide walkways. It ends in a gorgeous fountain framed by faded cherry-red buildings, a favorite with photographers of any ability.In the daytime, Masséna Square is a busy pedestrian/tram intersection, and it can seem like barely controlled chaos as people scurry, stroll or simply hang out along its dizzyingly tiled surface. At night it's a bit less busy, but many are more distracted as the large human-like sculptures high atop poles change color like lava lamps!Massena Square is also the site for many of Nice's most popular events throughout the year, from Mardi Gras to Fete de la Musique concerts to summer outdoor markets, exhibitions and performances of all kinds. And at Christmas, it's transformed into a village with artisanal gifts, games for kids, delicious food stalls and even a Ferris wheel.More
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Place Garibaldi

Place Garibaldi

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Place Garibaldi is a large public square in Nice Old Town. With bars and cafes lining the square it’s a popular place for people to gather for lunch, dinner, or drinks.More
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Molinard Perfumery (Maison Molinard)

Molinard Perfumery (Maison Molinard)

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Since its founding in 1849 in the Grasse Province in the south of France, the world-class Molinard Perfumery (Maison Molinard) has been creating famous fragrances for men, women, dignitaries and even soldiers for more than 150 years.Travelers can embark on a one-of-a-kind tour of Molinard Perfumery that starts with a film exploring the company’s history and ends with a trip through the 1930s where visitors can witness perfume-making in its most traditional sense.The guided tour loops through Molinard’s beautiful reception area and flows into the soap room, where years ago a single person created hundreds of soaps by hand. The distillery remains one of the tour’s most incredible stops, as it’s one of the few perfume factories in the world to avoid modernization. Travelers will pass by the cream room, where they’ll learn about packaging and production before the final sales room stop, where a well-curated exhibition showcases fragrance collections from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.More
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Chateau de Cremat

Chateau de Cremat

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Constructed a mere century ago, Château de Crémat is one of the younger castles along the French Riviera. Looking out over the Var Valley between the Mediterranean Sea and the Alpes, the estate and its rolling vineyards offer spectacular views of Nice, as well as a lovely place to enjoy wine made and bottled on site.More
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St. Nicholas Cathedral (Cathédrale Saint-Nicolas)

St. Nicholas Cathedral (Cathédrale Saint-Nicolas)

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On a corner amongst Nice’s trademark French Beaux-Arts style along the Promenade des Anglais, is this gorgeous visual anomaly—the fanciful onion-shaped domes and bright red exterior of the Russian Orthodox Cathedral, built by Tsar Nicholas II for the Russian community exiled to the French Riviera. These days, it is the most important Orthodox cathedral outside Russia.More

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French Riviera Day Trips from Nice

French Riviera Day Trips from Nice

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How to Spend 3 Days in Nice

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Food Lover's Guide to Provence

Top activities in Nice

French Riviera Cannes to Monte-Carlo Discovery Small Group Day Trip from Nice
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Monaco and Eze Small-Group Day Trip with Perfumery Visit from Nice
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Provence Countryside Small Group Day Trip with Grasse Perfumery Visit from Nice
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Nice Local Vineyards Small Group Half Day E-Bike Tour with Wine Tasting
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French Riviera Sightseeing Guided Day Trip with Transfer from Nice
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Visit the fields of lavender and the gorges du verdon.
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Ferry from Nice to St Tropez
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Ferry from Nice to St Tropez

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Eze, Monaco & Monte Carlo from Nice from Nice
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Monaco, Monte Carlo, Eze, la Turbie Full-Day from Nice Small-Group Tour
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Monaco, Monte Carlo, Eze, La Turbie half day from Nice small-group tour
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French Riviera Full Day Shared Tour from Nice
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Recent reviews from experiences in Nice

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Great tour!
Maria_F, May 2022
Monaco, Monte-Carlo and Eze Village Small Group Half-Day Tour
our driver Laurent picked me up on time and even if we were not able to see The casino and the palace in Monte Carlo due to the Grand Prix some roads were closed, our driver was do nice to bring us to some other locations to take beautiful pictures..
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Highly recommend! Beautiful way to see Nice and drink great wine.
Tasha_L, May 2022
Nice Local Vineyards Small Group Half Day E-Bike Tour with Wine Tasting
The bike tour was an amazing way to see Nice and it was absolutely breathtaking to drive around the city and see the sea views.
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Great way to spend time in Nice
Cynthia_T, May 2022
Nice Local Vineyards Small Group Half Day E-Bike Tour with Wine Tasting
An enjoyable way to see Nice.
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Fantastic tour
Mary_L, May 2022
Eze & Saint-Paul de Vence Private Half-Day Tour
I will recommend Mago to my friend traveling to Nice this summer.
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Excellent
Nana_K, Apr 2022
❤️ ⭐️ Walking Tour of Old Nice / Castle Hill Small-Group
Sent us recommendations on places and restaurants to visit it Nice.
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Beautifull
Deborah_M, Apr 2022
Countryside Tour
Great trip in the beautifull authentic villages, the waterfalls and the perfume maker.
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Wonderful tour!
Anna_H, Mar 2022
Monaco and Eze Small Group Half-Day Trip from Nice
It was well organized, and we got to see areas that would have been difficult to navigate on our own in that period of time.
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Amazing memories by Irene
Carla_v, Feb 2022
Private Customized Half-Day tour from Monaco, Nice, or Cannes
We were able to see alot in just a half day with a very comfortable ride in a nice van.
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Great way to see lots of different towns in a day
Eerika_T, May 2022
One day in Provence
Philippe gave us tips as to what to do or see, and gave us time from 30 to 60 mins to wander around at each town.
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Worthy experience
MICHELLE_T, May 2022
The Grand Canyon of Europe and Its Lavender Fields Small group day Tour
Otherwise you won’t get to see them.
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High speed sample platter
Micah_G, May 2022
French Riviera Sightseeing Guided Day Trip with Transfer from Nice
There's a lot of going from one place to another, and generally only 30 minutes to an hour to see each town.
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Fantastic time getting into the heart of Nice
TarynRose_L, May 2022
Nice City Tour : Guided Private Tour by electric Pedicab
He took us through Nice and explained the history, and allowed us to step off to have a quick look around some of the attractions, as well as offering to take some pictures for us.
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A must-do for anyone visiting the area
TarynRose_L, May 2022
Eze and Monaco Private Half-Day Tour
He showed us the nuances and attractions of Eze and Monaco, pandering perfectly to what we found entertaining, and ensuring a great morning for us.
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Great day on the Riviera.
Joseph_D, May 2022
French Riviera Cannes to Monte-Carlo Discovery Small Group Day Trip from Nice
We were picked up at our hotel in Nice and we were afforded ample time to visit Cannes, Monaco, Monte Carlo and Antibes.
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Racing in Monaco
Tim_B, Apr 2022
Monaco and Eze Small-Group Day Trip with Perfumery Visit from Nice
Monaco was great and we were able to see the palace changing of the guard.
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absolutely wonderful
Lucy_R, Mar 2022
Mediterranean Cooking Class & Dinner with View of Nice
I was traveling with 4 of my closest friends for a spring break trip to Nice and stumbled upon this class and I am so glad we did!
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Mesmerising French Riviera
Anu_p, Jan 2022
French Riviera Cannes to Monte-Carlo Discovery Small Group Day Trip from Nice
Our tour host Nadir was excellent he quickly understood what we wanted to see and explained everything so well and cleverly incorporated movie scenes in our tour around Monaco, Cannes and Eze.
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As advertised
nnur89, Dec 2021
French Riviera Sightseeing Guided Day Trip with Transfer from Nice
There's not much to see in Cannes, just the red carpet (which isn't grand or nice).
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Beautiful views of the Baie des Anges
SheilaJ_C, Oct 2021
Mediterranean Coastal Sightseeing Cruise from Nice
This is a great way to see Nice and the nearby areas from a different perspective.
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Highly recommend
Brandi_D, Oct 2021
❤️ ⭐️ Walking Tour of Old Nice / Castle Hill Small-Group
We were planning to visit castle hill anyway but are so glad it was with our guide and small group otherwise we would never have learned all of the interesting history.

All about Nice

When to visit

Nice stomps into springtime with two weeks of parades, parties, and fireworks for France's largest Carnival celebration. Once the crowds have died down, the temperate climes of March and April prove ideal for sightseeing and coastal walks. Peak season is summer, when the beaches of the French Riviera draw sunseekers from around the globe.

A local’s pocket guide to Nice

Jade Broggio

Jade was born and raised in the South of France and lived in Nice as a student. She now lives in London but goes back regularly to visit her friends and family.

The first thing you should do in Nice is...

visit Fenocchio, an ice cream parlor that’s a true Nice institution. Choose from dozens of flavors and enjoy your cone from one of the famous blue benches on the Promenade des Anglais.

A perfect Saturday in Nice...

starts at the typically Mediterranean Cours Saleya market. After, head to the cobbled streets of Old Town and stop for a socca (chickpea pancake cooked over a wood fire).

One touristy thing that lives up to the hype is...

the food. Nice's culinary specialities are a mix of Italian and Provençal cuisines and there are incredible dishes to discover, including pissaladière,panisses, and pan bagnat.

To discover the "real" Nice...

visit the Garibaldi district and the Promenade des Arts, a real open-air exhibition space. Locals like to meet there for a chat surrounded by nature and art.

For the best view of the city...

climb the stairs surrounded by pine trees (which smell delicious) to the castle. At the top, a terrace facing west offers a magnificent panorama towards the Promenade des Anglais, the sea, and the mountains.

One thing people get wrong...

is skipping Nice in favor of Cannes, Saint-Tropez, or even Saint-Paul-de-Vence when visiting the French Riviera. Nice is a real gem that has a lot to offer.

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