Things to do

Here are just a few suggestions of things to do, to visit, to explore, to try, to experiment, to eat, to see, in this beautiful region that is the Côte d’Azur, French Riviera.

Carnaval in Nice

Carnaval in Nice

Within the city

Nice itself is an attraction. The city is just a delight, with its flower market, gorgeous coastline, sipping drinks mere feet from the Mediterranean sea on the Promenade des Anglais, great shopping and splendid dining. This city certainly has plenty to offer the tourist and it is quite difficult to choose where to start. But there are several spots that a tourist simply must see, such as the Cours Saleya Flower Market, the Matisse and the Chagall Museum, ancient Roman ruins, the Russian Cathedral, the “Vieux Nice” or old town, the Chateau (castle) and its spectacular panoramic view of the city and of the “Baie des Anges” , the pedestrian zone and its activity and shopping, the Nice port where you’ll find some of the city’s hippest nightclubs. And more. Much more.

Around the city

Nice is located in the heart of one of the most popular tourist region in the world: the Côte d’Azur or French Riviera. This central position is a major asset for discovering the region. The best known places to visit along the coast and in the hillside are within a radius of 50 miles at most from the house!

 

Berre-les-Etangs

Berre-les-Alpes

 

The Principality of Monaco and Cannes are certainly the most
famous places around, but you should not forget Antibes (old fort, Picasso Museum), Biot (old village with a 15th century church, plus the famous local Glass works), Cagnes-Sur-Mer (fortified medieval town and the Renoir Museum), Eze-Village, a medieval city “in an eagle’s nest”, Grasse (world capital of perfume), Saint-Paul de Vence (a fortified village with numerous art galleries and the Maeght Foundation), Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, one of the most exclusive area in the South of France, with the sumptuous Ephrussi de Rothschild villa and gardens, Saint-Tropez, Menton, Mercantour National Park, to name just a few.

Sports

The diversity of the mountain and coastal areas surrounding Nice is ideal for sports such as hiking, pony-trekking, mountain-biking, canyoning, para-gliding, tennis, golf, “via ferrata”, fishing, swimming, scuba diving, parasailing, jet-skiing, boating, etc….

The Nice Lawn Tennis Club

The Nice LTC – where a temporary membership can be arranged.


We suggest you check out the following web sites for more information and suggestions about Nice and the Côte d’Azur:

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