Spending a Perfect Day In Nice
Known as the unofficial capital of the sparkling Cote d’Azur, the charming city of Nice is the perfect place to visit. Boasting a year-round mild Mediterranean climate with many things to do, eat and see, read on to discover our suggestions for the perfect day on the French Riviera.
Start your morning at the famous Nice flower market, locally known as the Marché aux Fleurs and situated near the beautiful Old Port in Vieux Nice. Local flower vendors have sold des fleurs to market-goers for more than 100 years.
From markets to shopping to where to enjoy a cocktail at sunset, this Maison Mirabeau article and gorgeous photos have you covered.
Nice’s Old Town (Vieux Nice) is where it all started. Once, this was the entire city. As a result, much of Nice’s history is concentrated in this small area. An excellent place to begin your exploration of Vieux Nice is the colourful daily market on the Cours Saleya. Next, stroll along the old streets where you’ll find Baroque churches, including Cathédrale Ste-Réparate and Gésu, renaissance Palaces and attractive squares before relaxing in the colourful Place Rossetti.
There are two parts to Nice, the old town, Vieux Nice, and the Modern Town. Vieux Nice occupies a relatively small area at the foot of Château Hill near the eastern end of the Promenade des Anglais and can be explored easily in half a day.
A visit to Nice starts and ends with the Promenade des Anglais a celebrated seven (7)-kilometre coastal boulevard between the sea and palm trees that offers superb views of the Bay of Nice. The Promenade and the Baie des Anges give the city its unique identity. The openness of the uninterrupted path provides a sense of freedom and space found nowhere else in the city. The city is pedestrian-friendly, there is good public transport, and there is much to explore in Nice.