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The capital of the French Riviera and former sanctuary of Europe's elite boasts inland sights as stunning as its coastline! Of course, you're going for the spotless beaches that inspired artists from Chagall to Matisse, but what else is there to see?

Nice Old Town (Vieux Nice)

Nice Old Town (Vieux Nice)

Nice Old Town, or Vieux Nice as it's known by the locals, is a must-see for anyone visiting the city. Wander through the narrow, winding alleyways and explore the restaurants, bars, boutiques and market squares.

Castle Hill (Colline du Château )

Castle Hill (Colline du Château )

Get lost in a maze of greenery while exploring Nice's Castle Hill. Here you can take in some impressive views over Vieux Nice, the Port and Baie des Anges. You can also find the ruins of the former Château de Nice, admire historical landmarks and enjoy the Cascade Dijon waterfall.

Promenade des Anglais

Promenade des Anglais

Promenade des Anglais is considered the most famous stretch of the Nice coastline. This palm tree-lined promenade covers 4km of the Baie des Anges, where hoards of cyclists, rollerbladers and skaters can usually be found.

Musée Marc Chagall
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Musée Marc Chagall

Chagall's paintings are as vibrant and joyous as Nice itself, making the museum a must-do for visitors – even those with little interest in art!

Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Nice
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Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Nice

For those who are interested in art – of the modern sort at least – MAMAC exhibits works from luminaries such as Francis Bacon, Yves Klein and Ai Weiwei among many others.

Russian Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Nicholas

Russian Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Nicholas

Be transported to Russia by visiting the most spectacular Russian Orthodox church outside the country itself. The Cathedral of Saint Nicholas boasts a rich history and remains property of the Moscow Kremlin to this day.

Musée Matisse

Musée Matisse

Journey to the suburban Cimiez Hill for one of Nice's best art galleries, exhibiting Matisse's defining works, not far from where he spent the bulk of his adult life.

Cours Saleya

Cours Saleya

It's home to some of Nice's best restaurants, but the Cours also offers a feast for the eyes. The city's sensational flower market blooms with color every morning (bar Mondays)!

Opera de Nice

Opera de Nice

Perhaps you'd prefer a night at the opera? Or ballet? They're both here! The grand 19th-century monument to the arts is a sightseeing must, even if you don't attend a show.

Planning Your Nice Visit

Best Time to Visit

The coastal breeze keeps Nice from getting too hot during summer's peak season. However, consider visiting in September or early October to take advantage of the cheaper hotel rates while the temperatures still veer around the 20°C mark.

How Safe is Nice?

Nice is relatively safe, but with a high density of rich tourists, it's worth being on the lookout for pickpockets. Though rarely violent, one worrying trend is for thieves on motorcycles to reach into stopped cars. This can be easily prevented by either driving with the windows up, keeping valuables out of sight, or both. For the same reason, try not to carry bags and cameras over the shoulder closest to the road.

Good to know

  • Language
    French
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +33
  • Best time to visit
    The summer beach weather can't be beat, unless you prefer milder, warm temperatures, in which case, visit in September or October.

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What people are saying about Nice

Fabulous! A great way to see it all in one day

We went on this tour with Parfait as our guide. He was friendly, informative, accommodating and efficient. We saw it all and had lots of free time in each location. He was always on time and ensured our day was smooth and stress free. A great way to see the French Riviera in one day. I highly recommend it.

We had an excellent morning in the French Riviera

Alex picked us up at our hotel on time and was wonderful! We were the only people on our tour. We had an outstanding tour as Alex was very informational, professional, and at times amusing. He was also very accommodating to our needs. We were able to spend enough time in Monaco to see the changing of the guard and visit the cathedral. In Eze, we spent some time for my wife to shop in the Fragonard store. One of my best experience was when Alex drove from La Turbie to Monaco on the Grand Corniche and played the James Bond theme. That was outstanding!!

We’ve had an amazing tour, experience and tour guide!!

Yesterday we’ve been picked up at our hotel, at 2pm sharp by Alex! Alex is the most amazing driver we’ve could have ever wished for! He did an amazing job! And the sight seeiings were amazing as well, we would recommend everyone to add this to their trip in Nice! Thank you very much Alex!!

Charming locations, well-prepared guide!

You'll have all the time and freedom you need to enjoy each location :) truly a great opportunity!

An absolutely fantastic tour. Our guide Zara was amazing. 11 out of 10

This tour was the highlight of our trip. A true local view of some great sites. Our guide Zara was amazing. Her insights and commentary were second to none. Also, her explanation and knowledge of the history of the various places we visited was on point. I cannot recommend this tour enough to everyone. We saw so much and it would have been impossible to cover it by ourselves in even 2 full days. Definitely a 5 star experience

Full-Day French Riviera Small Group Trip Reviewed by Stephen, 01/21/2019