Nice is one of the most frequented destinations in the entire Côte d'Azur. Would you like to know why? We tell you! If you plan to spend your holidays here, we show you what to do, see and eat in this beautiful French city. Get ready for an unforgettable experience in every way you can imagine!
Nice is the largest city on the French Riviera. Located in an ideal location (on the border with Italy and close to Marseille, Turin and Genoa), it has so many charms that it is impossible for travelers not to like it. Do you want to know what they are?
5 things to do, see and eat in Nice
If something stands out on the Cote d'Azur is the amount of activities, places and options you have to enjoy. Get ready to discover what you can do, see and eat without leaving Nice. Good trip!
1. A walk along the coastNice coast
Impossible to enjoy the beach of Nice without walking through the Promenade des Anglais. It is the promenade that runs along the coast, with a total length of 4 kilometers. Its name (Paseo de los Ingleses) is due to the fact that during the 20th century Nice was a destination frequented by Britons who spent their holidays here.
It is currently the center of life of Nice for beach lovers. For its four kilometers you have beaches of all kinds, from the quietest to the most crowded. But beware! Some are private and you will not be able to use them.
2. Visit the castle hillCastle gardens
Castle hill It is one of the best places to see in all of Nice. Centuries ago it was a medieval fortress that served to defend the city. However, in 1706 Louis XIV ordered its demolition.
At present, you can see the ruins of the castle and enjoy the waterfall and the botanical garden around him To admire this jewel and the views from it you will have to climb 200 steps. Although not necessary, there is also an elevator.
3. Discover the flower marketFlower market
This is one of the mandatory experiences that you have to enjoy in Nice. It is a market that it is celebrated every day except mondays from early in the morning until in the afternoon.
You will find it in the historic center of the city. Hundreds of stalls with colored awnings are distributed mainly on Cours Saleya Street. For the whole day you can buy from exotic fruits to vegetables, typical products of Nice and, of course, very different species of flowers. Do not miss it!
4. Get lost in its historic centerNice Old Town
Nice is a beautiful city from its turquoise beach to the last corner of its historic center. We advise you to take a walk through its old and narrow streets. A colorful place, with tall buildings, windows with wooden shutters and plants hanging from the balconies.
After your visit to the flower market, we are sure that you will love to discover the rest of the streets that surround the historic center of the city. You can discover religious monuments such as the Orthodox Basilica of St. Nicholas, the cathedral of Sainte-Réparate or the Anglican church of Nice.
5. Don't leave without trying the delicious soccaNice Socca
If you are a lover of good food, we advise you to close your visit in Nice with a flourish, enjoying the multitude of restaurants that you can find. Both on the promenade, as in the port or the historic center there are plenty of premises(some with Michelin star).
But if you want to try and enjoy something very typical of Nice, we encourage you to try the socca. It is a kind of tortilla made with chickpea flour, oil and black pepper.
Among the places specialized in socca, you have Chez Pipo or Chez René Socca. They are historical places (almost a century have been open in the city) where you can enjoy this typical dish.
We can only advise you to get carried away by the rhythm and waters of Nice. You have chosen a magical destination to go on vacation and we are sure you will never forget it. Get ready for an adventure in the best city of the Cote d'Azur!