The 10 Best Things to Do in Nice, France

January 13, 2018 Flossie Demartino

The deep blue waters of the Cote d’Azur are the dramatic backdrop for elegant Nice. Breathe in the fresh Mediterranean air as you stroll the waterfront promenade, or get an eagle eye of the whole city from atop Castle Hill. The pedestrians-only Place Rossetti is the heart of the city, with a grand fountain, vibrant buildings, and the beautiful Sainte-Réparate cathedral giving it a provincial French feel.
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1. Old Town (Vieille Ville)

Vieux Nice, 06000 Nice, France +33 6 25 63 28 30
Excellent
62%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 9 reviews

Old Town (Vieille Ville)

This historic part of Nice feels like a medieval village with narrow streets curving between old buildings with red-tile roofs, small restaurants and open-markets.

Reviewed By suej159 - Conwy

A lovely part of Nice to wander around by day or night . In the day it is a quaint bustling area of little shops and stalls and cafes. Very narrow streets that you could wander around for hours getting lost and seeing something different everytime . By night it lights up and all the cafes and bars are open and has a lovely atmosphere. A must do if your in Nice

2. Promenade des Anglais

06000 Nice, France 0712345678
Excellent
61%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 11 reviews

Promenade des Anglais

This famous street travels along Nice's Mediterranean waterfront.

Reviewed By Khato1 - Greater London, United Kingdom

We stayed at the Hotel West End few minutes walk from the front beach. It is actually in the Promenade des Angles. The road is busy specially in the rush hour. However the Promenade it's walkable and safe and when it's sunny, definitely you can spend hours.

3. Castle Hill

Montee du Chateau par ascenceur, 06300 Nice, France +33 892 70 74 07
Excellent
65%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

Castle Hill

Reviewed By PhilFields - San Diego, California

Have been there many times, and love going up the steps every visit. The view, the waterfall, the cemetery.

4. Mt Boron

Nice, France
Excellent
61%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 338 reviews

Mt Boron

Reviewed By chickandbeast - Durham, Canada

Steep mountain worth a looksaw cows, goats and a farmer was herding the cows. Wear comfortable shoes blisters are possible.

5. Parc forestier du Mont-Boron

Route Forestiere du Mont-Boron, 06300 Nice, France
Excellent
59%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 302 reviews

Parc forestier du Mont-Boron

Reviewed By Beth Z - Houston, Texas

This park was a beautiful, if not sweltering walk, but really worth it! When you climb, whether you go via the stairs by the Hotel Suisse, or up the long ramp which reveals wonderful shopping and restaurants on hidden Nice back streets, you won't regret the effort. At the top there is the uncovered ruins of a 10th century church, and a waterfall that takes your breath away. There are also Gardens at the top and unbelievable views nearly 360 degrees all around you from on top of the waterfront of Nice. Take a cab there if you don't want to brave the 30+ degree temps, or walk the Promenade for a real Nice experience.

6. Musee National Marc Chagall

Avenue du Docteur Menard, 06000 Nice, France +33 4 93 53 87 20
Excellent
67%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Musee National Marc Chagall

This museum has a large collection of works by Marc Chagall, the famous Russian-born painter and designer.

Reviewed By geetarchurchy

Most museums or galleries dedicated to an artist are very sycophantic towards their subject; not the Marc Chagall museum.
It takes a humble perspective towards Chagall's work and displays some of his finest work in a wonderful collection that allows it to fully breathe.
As you wander round this welcoming space, you're invited to pause and reflect on each of the works here with no need to rush or hurry your way round.
Very much worth the trip outside of the main tourist area, a 25 minute walk or so up the hill from the old town.
The café does not accept cards.

7. Jardin du Monastere de Cimiez

Place du Monastere de Cimiez, 06000 Nice, France
Excellent
57%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 612 reviews

Jardin du Monastere de Cimiez

Reviewed By Manuela L - Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

It's a most pleasantly garden, stroll around in an absolutly calm and admire the nice roses, cedars, aromatic herbs; the beautiful landscape grounds and the Monastère of
Cimiez, all forms the city most beautiful central park with plenty of flowers and trees,
which make a very relaxed way to see the park.

8. Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate

3 Place Rossetti | Vieux Nice, 06300 Nice, France +33 4 93 92 01 35
Excellent
54%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 730 reviews

Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate

Reviewed By Katie J - Orlando, Florida

This Cathedral is definitely a standout among others in Europe. It doesn't look as same-y, and actually has quite lovely colors everywhere.

9. Cote d'Azur Observatory

319 boulevard de l Observatoire, 06304 Nice, France +33 4 92 00 30 11
Excellent
58%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 167 reviews

Cote d'Azur Observatory

Reviewed By BWUK - Newcastle, UK

Although we didn't check beforehand, the Observatory was closed, and the road to it was blocked, so we can't even see it from the outside or as a viewpoint over Nice - shame.

10. Place Massena

Place Massena, 06000 Nice, France
Excellent
51%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

Place Massena

A picturesque city square in Nice's historic quarter.

Reviewed By jude9999_10 - Diss, United Kingdom

We walked through the square after visiting the park. The tram goes right through it. There are interesting statues. Places to sit and eat and drink and watch the world go by. Wonderful architecture. Well worth a visit.

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