Nice, France

Nice is a beach town along the French Riviera nestled in between the hot spots of Cannes and Monaco. Surprisingly the fifth largest city in France, you would never know walking through the quaint Old Town streets or relaxing with the sunbathers lining the vibrant blue ocean beaches. Whether you’re here for a few days or just popping in on your way to the next port, here are some of my trip highlights!

  • Explore Old Town
    • Spend time walking through the town, exploring the pedestrian only street lined with restaurants and shops. Stop into a cafe for lunch and explore the open air markets. Depending on the day you may find yourself stumbling upon antiques, souvenirs, fresh foods and flowers!
  • Walk along the Promenade des Anglais
    • This pathway stretching across the Baie des Anges is filled with people enjoying the sun as they walk, cycle and skate along the seafront.
  • La Tour Bellanda
    • Beside Old Town and along the Promenade des Anglais you will notice a tower overlooking the ocean. Walk up the stairs to experience an amazing viewpoint of the coastline and the town of Nice. You may even be lucky enough to have a musician playing for visitors to enjoy.
  • Relax along the beaches and jump in the Mediterranean Sea
    • The beaches are a little rocky and the water is colder than you may be used to, but you have to at least jump in!
  • Eat!
    • Since Nice is on the ocean the seafood is amazing and there is a large Italian influence on the meals since it’s so close to the boarder. Here are some recommendations to check out –
      • Di Pui – We were visiting a cousin who lives in Nice and this was one of her favorite spots! From red wine, to calamari, pizza and pasta everyone loved their meal! I personally recommend the seafood pasta, it was so fresh and delicious.
      • La Safari – You will find this restaurant right in Old Town with a large outdoor patio covered by bright blue awnings, perfect for a nice day! We tried a fresh artichoke/parmesan salad and a fresh baked pizza. It was so good we almost came back a second time!
      • Movida – Great spot to stop for drinks before or after dinner overlooking the Promenade des Anglais.
      • Bistrot D’Antoine – I heard amazing things about this French restaurant in Old Town, but it was so busy we couldn’t get in! Try to make a reservation before your trip since it’s a very popular little spot.
      • Fendeccio – If you need a sweet treat while in Nice make sure to stop by for an ice cream or crepe!

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