Nice City Guide

Nice on France’s south coast is a beautiful city located in the heart of the French Riviera. It’s time to discover picturesque Nice.

Getting Around

Nice is very pedestrian-friendly so getting around on foot is easy. If you don’t like walking there’s also trams and buses.



Start your exploration of Nice along the Promenade des Anglais, a promenade along the Mediterranean Sea. It extends about 7 kilometres and offers gorgeous views out to sea. Here you’ll be able to stop for coffee or do some serious shopping.

If you love food, head to Cours Saleya, a market selling fresh produce and flowers. One of the most beautiful spots in the city is at Parc Phœnix, a seven-hectare botanical garden and zoo. Stroll through the flowers and along the lake.

Lookout in Nice

The furthest attraction from the water is Notre-Dame de Nice, a Roman Catholic basilica built in traditional Neo-Gothic architecture. Its beautiful white exterior shines in the sunlight by day and is illuminated by artificial lights at night.

Take a day trip to Monaco where the rich and famous go to holiday. The small sea-side city is gorgeous and offers something even more luxurious than Nice.

Looking out over Monaco


Spend time exploring the Riviera’s history and cultural scene by visiting museums and galleries. David and I didn’t have the time to do that but it would have been nice to.

What’s your favourite French city? Let me know in the comments below!


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