Attractions and Places to Visit in Nice
With its sunny weather and stunning seaside scenery, this picturesque city seems to mesmerize its visitors. Surrounded by the serene blue waters of the Baie des Anges and sheltered by the foothills of the Maritime Alps, Nice has a mild climate year round.
Nice has a thousand surprises in store its monuments, churches, gardens, the footpaths which link the surrounding hillside to the city centre, but also its museums, its artists, its local crafts, its internationally renowned gastronomy with its unmistakable flavours of garlic, olive oil and basil, as well as its folklore.
The city was originally discovered in the 1820s by the British as a winter resort. Today, it is still a popular vacation destination. Considered the center of the French Riviera, Nice is the perfect starting point to explore the dazzling Côte d'Azur coastline.
The city has a distinctive Italian character that's especially visible in the Old Town. Whether wandering the quaint cobblestone streets or strolling the famous Promenade des Anglais, visitors will be delighted by the beauty, culture, and ambience of Nice.
The Old Town is all about wandering through the streets and ducking down the alleyways. Don’t miss rue Pairolière, filled with food shops that give you the flavors of the Mediterranean, and the nearby small fish market in Place St-François which takes place from 6am to 1pm daily except Tuesdays.
The Promenade des Anglais
The most emblematic street in Nice, the Promenade des Anglais is a gorgeous pedestrian area that follows the curve of the Baie des Anges beaches. This legendary seaside road is lined with planted palm trees and filled with elegant gardens.
Castle Hill-Colline du Château
Castle Hill overlooks the city of Nice and gets its French name Colline du Chateau due to the remains (very few can still be seen) of a castle which once stood here in the early 1700s.