Things to do in Nice Nice Guide

Things to do in Nice

Heading to the Cote D'Azur? Here's a guide of things to do in Nice, the jewel on the crown of France's south coast. Also called 'Nice la Belle', and you'll soon see why when you get to this dazzling beach town.

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Promenade des Anglais

Along the coastline in Nice there is a really nice promenade with palm trees in the middle and all sorts of luxury hotels and casinos on the other side of the street. It is a perfect place for long walks along the see with breathtaking views. This road is prepared for both pedestrian and bikes as well. You will see many people sitting relaxed on benches but also people doing many other sport activities. There are couple places to rent roll skates or bikes next to the beach which can be a great fun.

Promenade des Anglais

Promenade de Paillon

There is also a recently opened huge central park with many beautiful, modern fountains and greenery around it. This is another great place for a walk and to lie down on a fresh grass, with the playground for kids as well. Even if you are in heart of Nice, you will still feel like you are on countryside.

Nice Port

Last but not least, it is essential to visit port in Nice. Even if it is quite small, is still has a very nice vibe and character, with many modern and luxury boats and yachts from around the world.

Moreover, there are also ferries to Corsica, Saint Tropez and Monaco, that can make visiting region much easier and more pleasant. Besides that, around the port there are many small art galleries and antique stores, which make this place even more unique.

Museum Matisse

Having been renovated a few years ago, this museum contains many works by Matisse which he donated following his death in 1954. Entry starts from 5€. 164, avenue des Arenes de Cimiez.

Access: Bus No. 15-17-20-22-25: stop Arenas / Matisse Museum

Open: Every day from 10h to 18h

Museum Marc Chagall

One of the most popular museums in Nice, it stands out as a stunning monument to one of France’s greatest artists. Inside you will find a wide range of stunning canvases (some portraying the Old Testament), tapestries and lithographs. Entry is 7.50€, with discounts for students available.

Avenue du Docteur Ménard

Open: May-October: 10h-18h November to April: 10h-17h

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Museum of Modern Art

Located just off Garibaldi square, this colossal building is home to a wide variety of modern art examples (Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein to name just a few) dating back to 1950. Not only is there art, but also magnificent views of the city itself.  A must for things to do in Nice!

Promenade des Arts – Place Yves Klein   Access: Tram stop Garibaldi Cathedral, – Every day from 10h to 18h