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Best things to do in Nice

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Neighbourhood
“This is the ‘old town’. Below the hill of the main city lies a maze of streets and tight alleyways, lined with amazing architecture. There are many boutiques here, as well as, the Cours Saleya—a daily fruit and flower market.”
377 locals recommend
Park
“Very nice view over the city from the top of the park and the walk to get there is very nice.”
260 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!”
238 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... ”
252 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.”
183 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Cap 3000 is a beautiful shopping mall. It's not open sky as the Polygone Riviera, but there are nice terraces and restaurants in front the beach. ”
88 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Very nice collection, museum well laid out in a nice park, only a few steps from the house. ACCESS AND OPENING TIMES opening hours: every day except tuesday from 10am to 6pm prices: €10, €8 concession, ”
150 locals recommend
Zoo
“The Phoenix Park (Parc Phoenix), also called “Nice Floral Park” is a botanical and zoological garden located near Nice Airport, in the Arenas district. On 7 hectares, you will find a very high biodiversity, both fauna and flora, with aviaries, marsupials, porcupines, otters and a pond. One of the major attractions of the site is the large greenhouse, which has several tropical climates with tropical plants and various bird specimens including pink flamingos. In the park, you will also find a children playground area. Phoenix park is a great place to spend an afternoon with your family in Nice!”
144 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“Un des marché les plus couru de la côte d'Azur! The famous marketplace of the french riviera!”
248 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“La Colline du Château is a place you must not miss if you go to Nice! It's a great park and you'll get breathtaking 360 degrees views on the whole city, which include the Promenade des Anglais, the Old Town and the Port on the other side. The entrance is located right next to the Old Town, at the end of the Promenade des Anglais. You can go by foot or take the free public evelator. Also do check out the waterfall when you're there!”
243 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A must for food from Nice and local specialties. You need to try Socca and Pissaladiere while you are in nice. ”
189 locals recommend
Department Store
“You can find almost anything at Galeries Lafayette. A good place to experience French shopping at it's best. ”
64 locals recommend
Hotel
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“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. ”
117 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Ornate center for Riviera art & artifacts to the belle époque, including Napoleon's death mask Great history of Nice as applied to the Napoleonic wars and subsequent history. A must visit on the Promenade Des Anglais, and the ticket is good at most other museums in Nice.”
78 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Great ice cream, unusual flavors such as lavender, ginger, speculos, nutella, etc...”
150 locals recommend
Plaza
“It's hard to miss this and if you do, you missed Nice. It is a large place often hosting events with the famous naked Apollo fountain. It divides the Promenade de Paillon where you will find people of all ages playing in the fountains, lying on the grass reading a book or just people watching. Really beautiful.”
109 locals recommend