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Things to do in French Riviera

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Zoo
“For the Kids Marine Park, (Dolphins/ Whales/Sea lions etc) Water Park flumes, wave pool (Aquasplash) Crazy Golf ”
  • 275 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“A good hour and a half drive from here but well worth it. Stunning views, and yes the water is that blue... Even in summer the water here is very cold so prepare for that, and plan your route ahead of time. The drive from Grasse to the back country is well worth it in itself. ”
  • 286 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Not as important or famous as other Picasso Museums. This building houses sketches and pottery mostly as well as visiting exhibits. The building and view from the walls of Antibes are stunning. ”
  • 198 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“French: Marché du cours Saleya le matin, déjeuner en terrasse, ballade dans les ruelles au milieu de petites boutiques locales, diner et verre le soir, le vieux Nice est, comme beaucoup de vieilles ville l'endroit idéal pour ca. English: cours Saleya market, lunch on a terrace, stroll into small old streets, aperitif and diner to finish the day, this place is, like almost all the old section, the place to go for it.”
  • 391 locals recommend
Convention Center
“The Cannes Film Festival is one of the most famous international festivals in the world, celebrating both art-house and mainstream cinema. Cannes comes alive every May when the most celebrated names in the film world descend on the city. Although the festival takes place all over town in every theatre, cinema and hotel, the main concentration is on its most famous street, La Croisette.”
  • 274 locals recommend
Road
“to go for a walk with family/loved one, to jog in the morning or just to enjoy the nice architecture of the most iconic hotels of Nice such as Negresco. Full of restaurants right by the sea... ”
  • 240 locals recommend
Museum
“The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art often features an exhibit along with their permanent collection featuring Nice native Yves Klein. Niki de Saint Phalle also has a permanent collection. Do not miss the rooftop of the MAMAC for spectacular views of the city!”
  • 215 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“The newest shopping mall on the Cote DÁzur food, movies, selection of shops.”
  • 165 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Boat trips from Rayol and Le Lavendou provide an opportunity to view this unspoilt paradise.”
  • 192 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Matisse spent a lot of time in this region. An very important impressionist artist, this museum is a must see. You can also buy prints of the artist’s work. Open 10am-6pm (closed on Tuesdays). Admission is 10 EUR for a ticket that’s good for 48 hours.”
  • 172 locals recommend
Park
“I would recommend to take a petit train which goes from Place Massena every 20 minutes to Colline du Château and back. Nice trip with audio guide. Would be interesting for all ages. ”
  • 255 locals recommend
Route
“Famous shopping street, with high end shops, concept stores, cafes and boutiques”
  • 187 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“ The medieval quarter of Le Suquet used to be the only village in the area before it expanded down towards the sea and became Cannes as we know it today. It is the oldest part of Cannes and a wonderful place full of winding, cobbled streets and old cottages. It now has a good choice of family-run places as well as good restaurants and bars, but the best reason to visit Le Suquet is the view: look down from here over the old port below and across to the entire stretch of the coastline beyond.”
  • 242 locals recommend
Port
“Possible to go to Monaco by the motorway but the waterfront road is lovely (despite strong risk of traffic jams!): go to Nice, then Villefranche-sur-Mer, Beaulieu and Cap d'Ail”
  • 176 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“Take a 1 day cruise to the islands, where the mysterious Man in the Iron Mask was held captive for a time and appreciation the raw and wild Mediterranean vegetation, while being just in front of Cannes.”
  • 209 locals recommend
Mountain
“If you’re feeling up for a hike! Si vous vous sentez de faire un randonné! ”
  • 168 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“On y mange la meilleure "socca" de Nice. You can eat the best Socca in Nice. Socca is the traditional plate of Nice.”
  • 192 locals recommend
Nightclub
“Prices - $$$ City: CANNES Le Baoli is the best night club in Cannes and it's quite selective. If you manage to get in you'll have a good time”
  • 86 locals recommend
Real Estate Agency
“Famous place with the Movies festival and the stairs that all the stars have climben, lots of palaces along the bay. Beautiful pyrotechnic festival above the sea on 7, 15 and 24 of August 2015.”
  • 109 locals recommend
Hotel
“The iconic Negresco five-star Hotel is an inseparable part of the city landscape, established in 1912. Hard to believe, but this hotel was once a hospital – during World War I to be exact. Since 1957, it is belong to Madame Augier, a public figure in Nice. It has been and still is a holiday destination for many celebrities and billionaires who choose to pass their summer vacation. Rumor has it that Mrs. Augier is planning to bequeath the hotel to her cat when the time comes. The entrance is available only for clients of the hotel, so make sure you are ready to buy something to eat or drink at the bar or restaurant. ”
  • 112 locals recommend
Café
“Small well known restaurant in Nice. Always full so consider to go there not too late for lunch.”
  • 98 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“If you are after specialty oyster place, this is a restaurant of your choice.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Fait maison et toujours frais ; desserts XXL qu'on oublie pas et très grande terrasse agréable sur la piétonne / Homemade and always fresh; XXL desserts that we forget and very nice terrace on the pedestrian.”
  • 68 locals recommend
Miscellaneous Shop
“Découverte de la fabrication du verre soufflé Discovery of the manufacture of blown glass Scoperta delle fabricazione di vetro soffiato”
  • 53 locals recommend

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