Nice is a cosmopolitan city on the French Riviera with its very own unique charm and we’re here to share with you our list of the best things you can do there.
- Take in the Views from the Promenade des Anglais
Hands down the best thing to do in Nice is stroll along the splendid Promenade des Anglais. The latter is one of the most gorgeous beachfronts in Europe and definitely the ultimate symbol of Nice.
The entire length of this gorgeous promenade is 7km. With magnificent views to the sea from one side and a row of exciting buildings on the other, the Promenade des Anglais attracts not only tourists but also locals who flock to the seafront for their evening stroll, especially on Sundays.
- Live on Cheese and Wine
This is France. And France means two things: cheese and wine. Nice is the perfect destination to indulge in a unique trip that your taste buds will remember for ever. France boasts more than 1600 types of cheese while the country’s wine needs no special introduction.
While in Nice, you can stock up on cheese and wine and enjoy them at the comfort of your hotel room or apartment. Alternatively, you can join an amazing food tour during which you’ll get to know all the secrets of Nice Old Town while savouring delicious specialties in the company of locals.
- Take a Day Trip from Nice
Nice is the perfect base from where to explore the beauties of the French Riviera as well as the secrets of the prettiest medieval villages.
The most popular day trip destinations from Nice include seaside towns such as Monaco, Antibes and Cannes. Each of them is easily reached from Nice in less than 30 minutes by train. Monaco and Cannes are among the most cosmopolitan places in the world while Antibes is yet another popular resort but with a more authentic touch.
However, true magic awaits when you turn your back to the sea for a while and head to mainland treasures such as Saint Paul de Vence and Provence. These are not that easily accessible by public transport though, so you will be better off hiring a car or joining a tour across the countryside of Southern France.