The Best Things to do in Nice, Capital of the French Riviera

Beach in Nice - French Riviera

The Best Things to do in Nice, Capital of the French Riviera

Nice, the capital of the French Riviera, is a very popular destination in south of France! Located between the shores of the Mediterranean and the summits of Mercantour, the beautiful city of Nice has an ideal situation and many assets! It will please you whether you are a beach bum or a culture buff. Experience the Best Things to do in Nice and get all the info you need with my following guide: what to see and do, when to visit, where to stay, where to eat, and more!

Let’s start this guide about the Best Things to do in Nice with a walk in the iconic Promenade des Anglais! Promenade des Anglais is the pedestrian walkway stretching for 7 km from the airport in the west to the headland in the east along the beach and the Mediterranean Sea. Let’s go back in time a bit: the English aristocracy used to love to spend the winter in Nice starting from the second half the 18th century. In the early 19th century, they offered to work on the construction of a walkway along the sea: that why the promenade got this name!

Nowadays, the Promenade des Anglais is a great place for a stroll. It’s popular with families, baby strollers, joggers, bicyclists, skateboarders and other in-line skaters. As you walk here you can enjoy the fresh air from the seafront and increase your daily steps score while chatting with your friends/families and people watching! You can also admire the elegant hotels standing along the road running parallel to the promenade and get a drink or something to eat in the numerous bars and restaurants around here. It’s THE place to be, especially on Sundays (if you are not already lying on the beach of course 😉 )!

Go to the beach

Beach in Nice - French Riviera

One of the main assets of the city of Nice is its beaches with amazing turquoise waters! So, one of the Best Things to do while in Nice is to go to the beach! The bay between Nice and Antibes has been nicknamed “La Baie des Anges” (Angel Bay in English): a lovely name to highlight the beauty of the place! It looks like a blue moon! There are more than 7 km (4 miles) of pebble beaches for your biggest pleasure!

If it appears like one loooooong single beach, it’s in fact a mix of 30 public and private beaches (20 of are public, 15 private), and all slightly different from each other.

Choose between public and private beaches

Beach in Nice - French Riviera

On the one hand public beaches are free of charge and you can just bring your towel to lie on the rocks at your convenience. The downside is that you will be surrounded by the other tourists and locals (and it can get very crowded in summer!). Additionally, you should pay attention to your personal belongings as there are many thieves. On the other hand, private beaches will allow you to be in a more comfortable and exclusive environment: you will get a sun chair, a mattress, an umbrella, and a locker. Most of them are attached to a restaurant and you can also access showers and bathrooms. But of course, you will pay the price for it.

  • Mattress: between 18 and 25 € for a day. Some of the private beaches also do a price for half a day: between 12 and 20 €
  • Umbrella: can be included or you have to pay extra from 5 to 7 €.
  • Drinks: coffee 2,50 € to 3,70 €, bottle of water 1L 4,50 to 9 €, Coca Cola 4 to 6 €
  • My secret tip: if you want more info to choose your private beach, check out the prices here to compare: Private beaches in Nice – price comparison

My experience at the beach

Beach in Nice - French Riviera

I experienced both public and private beaches when I visited Nice. The first time I went to the beach was at the end of my first day of sightseeing. It was spontaneous and of course I didn’t want to pay for the access to a private beach for only 1/2 hours, so I went to the public beach close to downtown. I had a good experience because it was already the end of the day and it was a bit less crowded! The second time I went to the beach I decided to enjoy the luxe of a private beach. As I planned it in advance, I went there in the morning around 10am. I chose Ruhl Plage because of its iconic blue striped umbrellas! I paid 28 € for a mattress and an umbrella for the whole day (no half-day price available here). The service was very nice and I could access lockers, showers, and their own restaurant!

Discover Place Masséna

Place Masséna is the main square of Nice: therefore, if you want to experience the Best Things to do in Nice, you cannot miss it! This beautiful historical place is filled with red ochre elegant buildings and some very cool black and white tiles on the ground! It’s vibrant and quite mesmerizing!

Place Masséna is located at the crossroads of several of main boulevards, one of them being the prime shopping street of Avenue Jean Médecin. There are a few cafes around and some restaurants nestled under the arcades. If you feel like taking a break and enjoying the view, you will have plenty of options!

You will find it is only a 2 min walk from Promenade des Anglais and the beach. It makes it easy for sightseeing! You can also take a look at Albert I Garden (Jardin Albert Ier) right close by.

Place Masséna is the main meeting place for the locals and a major location for public events like concerts, the summer festivals, the Corso Carnavalesque (carnival parade) in February, the military procession of 14 July (Bastille Day).

Wander in the Old Town

Old Town of Nice - French Riviera

The Old Town of Nice, called Vieux Nice, is a lovely area to wander! Its narrow streets are lined with beautiful buildings with ochre colors and lovely louvered shutters – so typical from the French Riviera! As you are walking here, you will stumble on some pretty churches, vibrant public squares, cute cafes, and appealing shops and art galleries.

You can easily spend a few hours here, and you will see why it’s one the Best Things to do in Nice!

Start your walk in Place Masséna and check out the following places:

  • Esplanade Georges Pompidou,
  • The main street of historical Nice: rue Saint-François de Paule,
  • The Opera House,
  • Maison Auer Chocolaterie Confiserie : an old traditional and artisanal shop making chocolate and candied fruits since 1820,
  • Cours Saleya: Nice’s main marketplace,
  • The Cathedral of St. Reparata,
  • Place Rossetti,
  • Lascaris Palace and its amazing baroque style,
  • La Porte Fausse (False Gate): a passage marking the transition between the historic Old Nice district and the modern town. The ceiling is covered with gold leaf and the walls with marble.
  • Place Garibaldi at the north end of the Old Town: one of the oldest and the largest squares in Nice bordered by beautiful baroque arcaded buildings.

Admire the Orthodox church Cathedral St Nicholas

St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral n Nice - French Riviera

St Nicholas Cathedral is a Russian gem in the heart of Nice! This is the largest Eastern Orthodox cathedral in Western Europe. Built in 1912, this church is the property of the Russian Federation but also recognized as a national monument of France.

Once you will be in front of it gazing at its six cupolas with golden bulbs, you will feel like you are in Moscow or St Petersburg! Although it can seem atypical, but I promise you it’s really one of the Best Things to do in Nice!

You can visit it for free is every day from 9am to 6pm. The access to the church may be closed or limited for celebration of the Sacraments, normally from 12 to 2 pm. And remember this is a religious place so you have to be respectful (dress code, no food, no camera, no phone calls, be silent…).

Address: Avenue Nicolas II, 06000 Nice.

Eat like a local

Socca and Pissaladière in Chez René Socca - Nice, French Riviera

A great way to discover a new place is to try the local cuisine! If you want to experience the Best Things to do in Nice as a foodie, I will recommend you two of the main specialties of Nice: Socca and Pissaladière.

Socca is a pancake made from chickpea flour and cooked in a wood oven. It’s usually made in a round copper plate of 50 cm diameter generously oiled and topped with salt and pepper. More than a simple street food snack, socca is extremely popular amongst the locals since centuries! Here people can queue for a while to get fresh (hot) slices just out of the oven. Oh and I forgot to mention that socca is really cheap: count around 3 € only for a slice! Because I guess I got you hungry now, are the best places to eat socca in town:

  • Chez Thérésa: 28 Rue Droite in the Old Town. It’s well known for being the very best socca in town! My secret tip: Get there before 1pm, because when the batch is done, that’s it for the day.
  • René Socca: 2 rue Miralheti in the Old Town. I went there in the evening to try that famous socca!
  • Chez Pipo: 13 rue Bavastro in the area of the harbor. Another traditional place to eat socca.

 

Now let’s talk about Pissaladière, another traditional recipe adored by the locals in Nice. This is a kind of pizza with a thick bread dough and caramelized (almost pureed) onions, black olives, and anchovies. You can find it in the same places where you find the socca (it’s also super cheap around 3 € for a slice).

Enjoy a cocktail at a rooftop bar

Rooftop of the AC Hotel in Nice - French Riviera

Nice offering both an ideal situation on the coastline and a fantastic weather, the best way to end a day of sightseeing (and to try one of the Best Things to do in Nice) is to enjoy a drink on a rooftop!

During my trip in this city I discovered the Farago, the rooftop of the AC Hotel Nice. One of the trendiest bars and restaurants of Nice, the Farago on the Roof is famous for its tapas and cocktails. From there you can admire stunning 360° views of both the Mediterranean Sea and the mountains, while enjoying some lounge music or a live concert: tempting isn’t it?!

Address: rooftop of the AC Hotel Nice – 59 Promenade Des Anglais – Entrée Rue Honoré Sauvan, 06000 Nice.

Take a daytrip to Villefranche sur Mer

While you are in Nice, you should really take a look at Villefranche sur Mer. Located at only 15 min by car from downtown Nice, this charming harbor town will take your heart! That’s why I added it in the Best Things to do in Nice!

On the one hand the Old Town of Villefranche sur Mer is enchanting. With its colorful houses with louvered shutters, narrow streets and stairways, you will feel like wandering in a fairy tale! On the other hand, the bay and the beach of Villefranche sur Mer are lovely. The bay of Villefranche-sur-Mer reaches a significant depth only a short distance from shore, therefore this town has been used as a harbor since 130 BC!

Here are some of the things you can do on a daytrip in Villefranche sur Mer:

  • Stroll in the Old Town,
  • Enjoy the beach,
  • Take a look at the 16th century Citadelle Saint Elme
  • Admire the Chapel of Saint Pierre decorated by Jean Cocteau,
  • Visit the church of St Michel with its pastel colors and baroque style.

This city is easy to access by foot, bus or train.

Some other ways to experience the Best of Nice

Here are a few other Best Things to do in Nice:

  • Walk around in Castle Ill to get a stunning viewpoint over the Baie des Anges, the Old Nice and the Port.
  • Enjoy the ruins of a Roman arena in the Parc des arènes de Cimiez.
  • Visit a museum: Chagall, Matisse, MAMAC, Beaux-Arts, Arts Asiatiques, Arts Naïf…
  • Take a look at Notre Dame de Nice: the beautiful façade of this Cathedral reminds me of Notre Dame de Paris.

How to reach Nice

Now that you know all the Best Things to do in Nice, let’s go to the more practical info. First and foremost: how to get here! You can reach Nice by air or by rail.

The airport of Nice is the 3rd airport in France and many airlines are flying here. Located at the end of the Promenade des Anglais, the famous pedestrian walkway along the beach, this airport is only 6 km far from Nice downtown. Therefore, it’s easy to access the city from the airport.

How to go from the airport to downtown:

  • Tram: line 2, 30 min journey, a tram every 3 minutes, ticket 1,50 €.
  • Bus: bus Aéroport Direct, ticket 1,50 € euros, 35 min journey (the bus is only available when the tram is not working: early in the morning and in the evening), a bus every 20 min.
  • Taxi: 32 € (fixed price), 10-15 min journey.

You can also come to Nice easily by train from cities like Paris, Lyon or Marseille. The train station is located in downtown Nice. If you come by train from Paris, it will take you around 6h for a direct ticket. This train will get to Marseille in only 3h20 thanks to the direct high-speed TGV train line. But then it will stop in every station between Marseille and Nice, that’s why the journey takes some time. The train is also an easy way to access the other cities of the French Riviera for some sightseeing (Monaco, Menton…).

What is the weather like in Nice

If you want to make sure you will enjoy the Best Things to do in Nice in the best conditions, let me tell you more about the weather! Great news: Nice is gifted with a very pleasant climate! Given its ideal location on the Mediterranean shores, the temperatures feel nice most of the year and there is a low chance of rain or snow. The warmest months are August, July and June: you will usually have temperatures above 28°C / 80°F during the day and around 22°C / 70F°C at night.

In spring and fall, the temperatures are mild between 13°C and 24°C (55°F to 76°F). In winter the temperatures are between 12°C and 16°C (53°F to 61°F), it’s rarely very cold. The wettest month is October and the coldest month is December.

What is the best time of year to visit Nice

Let’s talk now about the best time of year to visit and enjoy the Best Things to do in Nice. The summer months being the warmest, they are also the busiest for tourism. Nice and the French Riviera are very popular destinations amongst French travelers, European travelers and people from all over the world. In the hot and sunny summer days you can of course enjoy the beach and all the outdoor activities. I you like to swim; you will be happy to know that the average sea temperature is a pleasant 23°C. Additionally you will enjoy 14 hours of sunshine per day from June to September. Some of the major festivals in nice are taking place in August: the Annual Book Festival, Nice Jazz Festival and the festival of St. Peter and Sea.

May-June and September in the shoulder season are great months to visit Nice, as the city will be vibrant but not too crowded. Spring is the second busiest season for tourism after summer, especially during the weekends in May and June, or the Easter school holidays in April.

Lastly fall is a good season to get some good hotel deals as a lot of travelers are back to work, schools have resumed, and the locals are back to daily routine.

How to get around in Nice

If you are staying in Nice for a few days and didn’t come by car, you have plenty of ways to get around in the city. You can use public transport or taxis and Uber to access all the Best Things to do in Nice.

Public transport will be your best option if you you are traveling on a budget. Tram and buses will take you to all the places you need. There are 3 tram lines and more than 3000 bus stops in the area. You can use the same ticket for buses and trams as it’s the same local company named Lignes d’Azur. The solo ticket costs 1,50 € for a journey up to 74 min. You can save some money by buying those packages:

  • Multi 10 voyage: 10 € for 10 journeys of up to 74 min (can be used by several people),
  • Pass 1 jour: this 1 day pass will grant you unlimited journeys during 24h from the first validation for 5 €
  • Pass 7 jours: this 7 days pass will grant you unlimited journeys during 7 consecutive days from the first validation for 15 €.
  • More info: Lignes d’Azur.

But if public transport is not your thing or if you want a more comfortable way to get around in Nice, then you can use taxis or Uber.

Finally, if you want a different commuting experience you also bike around the city! The local bike-sharing program is named Velo Bleu. You can rent bikes and e-bikes from stations all around the city. The first 30 minutes of usage are free! More info here: Velo Bleu.

Where to eat in Nice

As a foodie myself, I cannot write this guide about the Best Things to do in Nice without giving you some suggestions of places to eat and drink!

Where to eat in Downtown Nice

  • La Popote d’Ondine: for brunch, lunch and teatime in downtown Nice. I totally adored this place! It will make you feel at home with its traditional vintage furniture, the staff is very kind and the food is yummy! My secret tip: try their delicious fluffy pancakes! They have 2 addresses: 18 rue Giofreddo in Nice and 2 rue Blacas in Nice.
  • Cafe Brindille: for brunch, lunch and teatime in downtown Nice. I fell in love at first sight with this cute café! From its flower decoration, it’s super nice and welcoming staff, and the delicious food, everything was perfect! Address: 14 rue Maccarani in Nice.
  • Paper Plane: for brunch and lunch in downtown Nice. This vegan and gluten free restaurant was recommended to me but I didn’t had the time to eat there. Address: 14 rue Gubernatis in Nice.

Where to eat in the Old Nice and close to the Harbor

  • Chez René Socca: for snacks and drink all day in the Old town of Nice. This old school popular cafe is one of the best places in town to try local food! Address: 2 rue Miralheti in Nice.
  • Le Café des Chineurs: for lunch, dinner or drinks in the area of the harbor (not far from the old town). A cozy restaurant serving burgers, salads, woks, meat and fish dishes. Address: 1 rue Cassini in Nice.
  • Chez Pipo: for snacks and drinks at lunch and dinner in the area of the harbor. This is another address to try local food. Address: 13 rue Bavastro in Nice.
  • La Voglia: for lunch and dinner in the Old Nice. This Italian restaurant was recommended to me, but I didn’t had the time to eat there. Address: 2 rue St François de Paule in Nice.

My Secret Tip

  • Le Plongeoir: for cocktails and dinner. This venue has a unique location on top of a pillar of rock and an old dive platform and offers scenic views of the Mediterranean Sea. Book in advance! Too bad I couldn’t try it. The restaurant serves a Mediterranean cuisine with fresh products. Address: 60 boulevard Franck Pilatte in Nice.

Where to stay in Nice

Nice is one of the most touristy cities in France, so you will have no trouble finding an accommodation. Nevertheless, I can give you a good tip in this guide about the Best Things to do in Nice! I stayed 2 nights in the AC Marriott Nice and it was amazing! This hotel is ideally located close to the beach and you can admire it as soon as you wake up. I really appreciated the service; the staff was reactive when I needed their help. And do you remember this trendy rooftop bar I mentioned earlier? Well, Farago on the Roof is on the rooftop of the AC Hotel! Up there you will also find a beautiful swimming pool that you can enjoy during the day.

Address: AC Hotel Nice – 59 Promenade Des Anglais – Entrée Rue Honoré Sauvan, 06000 Nice.

Disclaimer: I was invited to stay here by the AC Marriott Nice, nevertheless I have shared my own opinion.

After reading this guide, I hope you understand better why Nice is such a trendy destination in France! I really loved this city and I hope this list of the Best Things to do in Nice will help you enjoy it as much as I did! Let me know in the comment or by email if you have any questions!

If you are planning a trip in the French Riviera, check out the following other articles I wrote about this area:

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71 Comments
  • katy kuhlwilm
    Posted at 12:57h, 22 August Reply

    The Orthodox Church looks incredible! And I wouldn’t mind having a cocktail on the roof. As always, I love your pictures, great guide!

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 00:01h, 23 August Reply

      Thank you very much Katy! The Orthodox church is such a gem, I was in awe!

  • Jade
    Posted at 13:27h, 22 August Reply

    Wow, your photos are beautiful! I’ve been to Paris so many times but never to the South of France – looks like that’ll be my next beach destination! And that cathedral – wow! Thanks for sharing!

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 00:03h, 23 August Reply

      Thank you for the compliment Jade! I am so happy the article motivated you to visit! Nice is such an amazing city!

  • Zoe
    Posted at 14:59h, 22 August Reply

    Such a beautiful post and photography you share. I’ve never been to Nice, but its on my list for when travel is safe again 🙂 Your post sure gives me good inspiration!

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 00:05h, 23 August Reply

      I hope you can visit Nice ASAP Zoe! You will love it there! Thank you for the kind words!

  • Kelsey
    Posted at 15:35h, 22 August Reply

    Wow Nice looks beautiful! I’ve never been but the French Riveria is on my bucket list!

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 00:07h, 23 August Reply

      Nice has so much to offer Kelsey: the beach, the city, the sun… I hope you can go there and enjoy it too!

  • Baia
    Posted at 15:54h, 22 August Reply

    Such a great guide for Nice! And your photos are stunning <3

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 00:08h, 23 August Reply

      Thank you very much Baia! I am glad you liked it!

  • Elina
    Posted at 16:37h, 22 August Reply

    Lovely photos! I would love to visit Nice, the Orthodox Cathedral of St Nicholas seems very impressive! Villefranche sur Mer is also very beautiful!

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 00:10h, 23 August Reply

      You chose 2 of my very favorite places Elina! The Cathedral St Nicholas is stunning and I fell in love with Villefranche-sur-mer at first sight!

  • Katie Goes
    Posted at 18:55h, 22 August Reply

    I’m so gutted we didn’t get to spend more time here. We drove through in a motorhome and there’s just next to no great parking spaces for larger vehicles. Maybe another time.

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 00:12h, 23 August Reply

      Oh yes I remember you mentioned that the last time we talked about your trip to the French Riviera Katie. Such a pity 🙁 . I still hope you can get another opportunity to go there!

  • Anita
    Posted at 19:04h, 22 August Reply

    Nice is looking awesome. I have not been there yet but would be happy to go there in the future. Your pictures are so colorful and appealing. Thanks for sharing!

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 00:13h, 23 August Reply

      Thank you Anita! Nice has so many beautiful colors everywhere! It’s a pleasure to visit it and I hope you will be able to go there too!

  • Megs
    Posted at 19:27h, 22 August Reply

    Such beautiful photos! Thank you for sharing all these incredible spots in Nice! Pinned for future travels 😊

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 00:14h, 23 August Reply

      Awesome Megs, thank you very much!

  • Andrea Peacock
    Posted at 19:43h, 22 August Reply

    This looks like such a wonderful, relaxing place to visit! And.I am obsessed with how colourful the buildings are!

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 00:16h, 23 August Reply

      I love the architecture in Nice Andrea! They have the ochre colors so typical of the French Riviera. A beautiful city for sure!

  • Lucy
    Posted at 19:56h, 22 August Reply

    Ooh so many good ideas! I’ve just rebooked my trip for next year. I’m excited to eat at the cafes you suggested 🙂

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 00:17h, 23 August Reply

      Aww that’s great Lucy! I am glad my guide will be useful to you very soon! Do not hesitate if you have any questions for your future trip!

  • Lauren McGill
    Posted at 19:58h, 22 August Reply

    Unfortunately I won’t be making it to Europe this year, but definitely adding Nice to my list! It showed it off quite well 🙂

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 00:18h, 23 August Reply

      This year is quite complicated Lauren 🙁 .. but hopefully you will have the opportunity to visit Nice in the future!

  • Maria
    Posted at 20:05h, 22 August Reply

    What a great list! Nice is definitely my favorite city on the French Riviera, I absolutely loved it there!

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 00:19h, 23 August Reply

      I agree with you Maria! Nice has such nice vibes! I can totally picture myself living here!

  • Coni
    Posted at 21:09h, 22 August Reply

    I visited Nice a few years ago, but during winter. The Old Town is beautiful, and seeing it without crowds was wonderful! But I can’t wait to go back when it’s warmer to enjoy the beach!

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 00:20h, 23 August Reply

      I am sure it’s really nice to be there without the crowds Coni! Next time I am sure you will enjoy the beach, the rooftop and the outdoor dining!

  • World of Lina
    Posted at 21:26h, 22 August Reply

    I was in Nice around 4 years ago and loved this cute city so much! I especially enjoyed walking along the wonderful promenade 🙂

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 00:22h, 23 August Reply

      So great that you visited it too Alina! Promenade des Anglais is such a amazing place for a stroll!

  • Sophie
    Posted at 23:02h, 22 August Reply

    I really had no idea Nice was so beautiful or that there is so much to do! You’ve definitely inspired me to get over there for a trip soon!

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 00:24h, 23 August Reply

      Nice is such an amazing city Sophie! I was not expecting to love it so much, but I really did! Totally worth the visit!

  • `Larch
    Posted at 23:07h, 22 August Reply

    I have been to Nice several times, and miss eating socca and pissaladière. Villefrance sur Mar is a beautiful place to visit too. I was supposed to be going next month, but lockdown has put paid to that, so I will just enjoy your post instead.

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 00:29h, 23 August Reply

      I am so sorry to read that Larch 🙁 . I hope you can go there again soon! I really loved this area too and I cannot wait to go again!

  • MacKenzie
    Posted at 23:27h, 22 August Reply

    I must admit, I was hesitant to go to Nice because I didn’t enjoy Paris. But, a friend convinced me to go and I’m SO glad I did. It was beautiful and we loved, loved exploring. We did many things not on this list, but I definitely understand why it’s so popular!

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 00:33h, 23 August Reply

      Nice has really great vibes MacKenzie, I get why you loved it! My list is non exhaustive and I hope to visit Nice again and add more things to do in my article!

  • Julia Williams
    Posted at 23:31h, 22 August Reply

    Wow – what stunning photos!! I haven’t been to Nice since 1999… looks like it’s time to go back! I’ve forgotten how beautiful it is. Thank you for sharing such a complete guide!

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 00:34h, 23 August Reply

      I am sure the city changed a bit since your last visit Julia, a good reason to go back right?! You are welcome, I am happy to help!

  • cas
    Posted at 00:32h, 23 August Reply

    Never had Nice on my list before but reading this, I would love to go now. Also, it’s so nice how the colours pop in your photos.

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 19:06h, 23 August Reply

      Nice is such a colorful city Cassie! I am glad I brought you under your radar!

  • Helena
    Posted at 01:27h, 23 August Reply

    This is a part of France I have always wanted to visit! Thank you for sharing such a detailed guide and your photos are beautiful too!

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 19:07h, 23 August Reply

      Many thanks Helena! I wish you will come here to see how amazing it is!

  • Lauren
    Posted at 01:42h, 23 August Reply

    Your photos are amazing, as always! Nice looks like such a stunning city 🙂

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 19:08h, 23 August Reply

      Thank you so much Lauren! Nice worth the visit, so many things to do and a great ambiance!

  • Julie
    Posted at 02:10h, 23 August Reply

    This is a very informative and inspiring posts. Lots of very useful information. And beautiful pics. Thank you! The only time I was in Nice it rained all day and I spent it at the movies. Can’t remember what I saw, though.

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 19:09h, 23 August Reply

      Such a shame that you came here as it was raining Julie! You have a good reason to visit again! I am glad you enjoy reading the article!

  • Taylor
    Posted at 02:31h, 23 August Reply

    I still need to get to the Riviera in France. It is totally on my bucket list next time I go, which is hopefully in 2021. All of your photos are so stunning, as always and I love all of the foodie pics. Everything looks amazing there and I love the colorful architecture. 🙂

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 19:11h, 23 August Reply

      The French Riviera will be waiting for you Taylor! So many cool things to see in this part of France!

  • Rachael
    Posted at 06:21h, 23 August Reply

    I love France but have yet to explore this area. It looks absolutely stunning!

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 19:13h, 23 August Reply

      Awww you will have to go there Rachael, the French Riviera is amazing!

  • Jenny Sandiford
    Posted at 07:33h, 23 August Reply

    I’ve always wanted to go to Nice. Thanks for sharing this article with all your great tips.

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 19:15h, 23 August Reply

      I am happy you wanted to visit Nice Jenny, you will love it! I hope my guide will be useful when that time will come!

  • Curls en Route
    Posted at 17:06h, 23 August Reply

    I hate the fact that I missed the French Riviera when I was living in Rennes (it was winter).. I can’t wait to visit again so I can go! This will definitely come in handy when I’m in Nice 🙂 Love the photos btw!

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 18:52h, 24 August Reply

      Don’t blame yourself, it’s pretty far from Rennes! But next time you will have everything you need to enjoy this area! I am sure you will love it!

  • Courtney
    Posted at 17:29h, 23 August Reply

    Nice is one of those places I have always heard about, but I never actually knew much about other than it is a beautiful vacation destination. Your post opened my eyes to all the things to do there! After being stuck at home for so long, the idea of relaxing on a beach, enjoying a pastry or coffee at a cute cafe and just being outside sounds lovely! I am really drawn to the Old Town architecture along the harbor, and the socca & pissaladiere. Yum!!

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 18:57h, 24 August Reply

      Nice is an amazing city to visit Courtney! It has a lot to offer between the architecture in the old town, the beach, the food and the lovely villages around! I really hope you can enjoy it by yourself soon!

  • Kirstie Will
    Posted at 17:47h, 23 August Reply

    Lovely guide! I visited Nice in February and I would have loved to spend some time on the beaches, your pictures look lovely.

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 19:01h, 24 August Reply

      I hope you can visit Nice again in spring or summer Kristie, like this you will enjoy this fantastic city to the fullest! And thank you!

  • Josy A
    Posted at 18:11h, 23 August Reply

    Interesting that beaches can be private! I guess it makes sense that someone can own a beach – I just always think of beaches as public spaces… It does look like a beautiful place to relax for the day!

    The food looks amaaaazing too. I do miss fantastic French food especially cheese and bread now we live in Canada!

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 19:05h, 24 August Reply

      To be honest I was quite surprised when I discovered private beaches in the French Riviera for the first time Josy! Where I come from – in North of France – all of our beaches are public and free. But then you see all the services that private beaches offer and it kind of makes sense. At least in Nice you have the choice between public and private 🙂 . And I love our cheese and bread, no wonder why you miss them so much!

  • The Globetrotting Detective
    Posted at 19:28h, 23 August Reply

    What a perfect guide for Nice. Special thanks for sharing your stunning and inspiring photos!

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 19:06h, 24 August Reply

      Thanks a lot for appreciating them! Glad you find the guide useful!

  • Kelly
    Posted at 00:54h, 24 August Reply

    All of these photos are so beautiful! I have only been to Paris for a few days and have not yet been able to explore the rest of France! I want to visit Nice so badly and have pinned this for when I am able to visit finally 🙂

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 19:09h, 24 August Reply

      Thank you Kelly! France is full of amazing places to discover and I hope you will get the opportunity to travel here again soon! Do not hesitate to come back to me if you have any questions to organize your trip!

  • Meghan Ramsey
    Posted at 02:09h, 24 August Reply

    This is such a detailed guide! Nice looks so colorful and beautiful to visit. I think it’s a good call to visit during shoulder season as you suggested and avoid the crowds!

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 19:11h, 24 August Reply

      Nice really amazed me at first sight Meghan! Shoulder season makes complete sense for travelling in the French Riviera as the weather is nice and warm!

  • Elizabeth
    Posted at 03:52h, 24 August Reply

    Your photos are so bright and colorful, I love them! Nice looks like a wonderful destination. I enjoy going to the beach, but also like to mix in some cultural experiences so Nice would be a great place for me to visit. Villefranche sur Mer looks so charming too.

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 19:13h, 24 August Reply

      This is also what I appreciated when I visited Nice: so many things to see and do to match everyone’s needs! And Villefranche-sur-Mer is a dream Elizabeth!!!

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  • Talia
    Posted at 23:14h, 29 August Reply

    wow so many amazing tips! love them all, cant wait to go there again one day!!!

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 10:45h, 14 September Reply

      I am happy you liked them Talia! I hope you will be able to visit France again soon!

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