Plage Coco Beach

Mont Boron Cap de Nice

Plage Coco, east of the harbor, has large rocks interspersed with paths and ladders down to gorgeous if sometimes dangerous waters. Popular with gays, it is a good...

  • Public beach
  • Water fun
  • Fun & games
  • Food & drink
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Promenade des Anglais

Seaside

Promenade des Anglais is an iconic promenade along the azure waters of the Baie des Anges. That wealthy Englishmen who favored Nice for balmy vacations paid to have...

  • Sports
  • Playground
  • Park
  • Neighborhood
  • Food & drink
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Water fun
  • Walking

Cimiez

Cimiez

About two kilometers northeast of the center of town, Cimiez is an upper-class neighborhood where Queen Victoria vacationed. It is rich in architecture, parks and...

  • Neighborhood
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Art
  • Architecture
  • Performing arts
  • Museum

Cours Saleya

Vieille Ville

Famous for its flower and produce markets, Cours Saleya has been designated as one of the nation's most special markets by the French National Council for the...

  • Market
  • Neighborhood
  • Food & drink
  • Cultural & Historical

Cannes

Known for its ritzy beaches, film festival and record sunshine, Cannes has year around cultural events, high-fashion shopping along the Croisette and internationally...

  • Food & drink
  • Water sport & adventure
  • Golfing
  • Excursions
  • Cinema
  • Natural Attraction
  • Water fun

Èze

Èze is a picturesque medieval village with narrow streets and art studios. On a hilltop in the mountains behind Nice, it is an easy day trip by bus, car or guided

  • Art
  • Architecture
  • Excursions

Galion Plage

Promenade des Anglais

Galion Plage is a private beach-restaurant centrally located across from Le Meridien. It is frequented mostly by guests at nearby hotels. The restaurant serves...

  • Private beach
  • Food & drink

Place Masséna

Vieille Ville

Place Masséna, Nice's main square, is modeled on the Italianate porticos of Rue Rivoli in Paris. Impossible to miss, it is strategically located between old town and...

  • Park
  • Neighborhood
  • Food & drink
  • Walking
  • Performing arts

Plage Hi Beach

Promenade des Anglais

Popular with the gay community, Plage Hi Beach across from High Club is a lively bar/restaurant/beach scene with one area dedicated to family cabanas and two areas

  • Private beach
  • Water fun
  • Playground
  • Fun & games

Avenue Jean Médecin

Centre Ville

Avenue Jean Médecin is Nice's main shopping street, stretching north and south with the tram running up the middle. Here you'll find a Galeries Lafayette, both a...

  • Shopping Street
  • Walking
  • Neighborhood
  • Food & drink
  • Other

Bambou Plage

Promenade des Anglais

Bamboo Plage, across from Rue Lenval, has lounges and well-spaced deck chairs. Its restaurant offers a Mediterranean cuisine, a children's menu and high chairs.

  • Private beach
  • Food & drink
  • Water fun

Beau Rivage Public Beach

Promenade des Anglais

Next door to the Beau Rivage private beach, the public section is among the most popular in the city. At the far eastern side of the bay, it has hot showers,

  • Public beach
  • Water fun

Castel Plage

Promenade des Anglais

Castel Plage, sheltered by Castle Hill, is an LGBTQ favorite and one of the city's top private beaches. Sure, to use it you have to rent a sun lounger and run up a...

  • Private beach
  • Water fun
  • Food & drink

Castle Hill

Vieille Ville

Climb the 213 steps from the Quai des Etats Unis to the top of Castle Hill (Colline du Château), the original site of the city, for a panoramic view from Alps to...

  • Walking
  • Park
  • Playground

Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate

Vieille Ville

Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate on Place Rossetti is Nice's biggest sanctuary. The ornate basilica, inspired by St. Peter's in Rome, has roots in the early 11th century

  • Cultural & Historical

Centre LGBT Côte d'Azur

Riquier

Opened in 2011, the Centre LGBT Côte d'Azur is organized around a cozy café and represents 20 different associations. It is a clearing house for information about

  • Various
  • Sports

Cliff Walk

Coco Beach

Popular with locals, the "Sentier Littoral" is a charming path that begins about a 15-minute walk east of the Old Port at Coco Beach. You can follow the cliff around...

  • Natural Attraction
  • Walking

Coordination LGBT (Provence-Alpes Côte d'Azur)

Founded in 2011, LGBT PACA is an umbrella group that coordinates LGBTQ activities and activism in the region and maintains a website and Face Book page to announce

  • Other

Franciscan Museum and Monastery

Cimiez

The Franciscan Museum with a collection including sacred art, manuscripts and a reconstructed monk's cell is housed in a 9th century Benedictine monastery with an...

  • Museum
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Art
  • Architecture

Glisse Evasion

Neptune Beach

On the public section of Neptune Beach across from the landmark Negresco Hotel, Glisse Evasion is a water-sport center with parasailing, waterskiing, paddle

  • Water sport & adventure

Grasse

Grasse, a sweet-smelling mountain town, is the world capital of perfumes, home of the French perfume industry and an easy day trip by bus or train. Galimard,...

  • Excursions

Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

The Hop-On Hop-Off Bus has 14 stops near major attractions like Promenade des Anglais, Place Garibaldi, Cimenz and the Chagall Museum. One- or two-day passes are...

  • City Tour

La Fondation Maeght

St. Paul de Vence

In a garden setting, Maeght Foundation has one of the largest collections of 20th century art in Europe with works by Joan Miró, Marc Chagall, Alberto Giacometti,...

  • Museum
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Art

La Promenade des 100 Antiquaires

Le Port

La Promenade des 100 Antiquaires, the third largest concentration of antique and collectible shops in France, is located at the foot of Castle Hill. Every Monday

  • Other
  • Cultural & Historical

Le Voilier Plage

Promenade des Anglais

Between Neptune and Blue private beaches, Vollier is a public beach with a restaurant and a children's playground.

  • Public beach
  • Playground
  • Food & drink
  • Water fun

Librairie Vigna

Centre Ville

Lesbian-owned Librairie Vigna is a LGBTQ bookstore and art gallery. It has a good place to browse for new and used books about feminism, the arts, poetry and theory

  • Specialty Shop
  • Art
  • Cultural & Historical

Lido Plage

Promenade des Anglais

Lido Beach between Blue Beach and Ruhl Beaches has a small but wide public section that has Nice's only pontoon. Summertime, it's abuzz with water sports and...

  • Public beach
  • Fun & games
  • Food & drink
  • Water sport & adventure

Maison Auer

Vieille Ville

Approaching its 200th birthday, Maison Auer is a family-owned chocolate and sweet shop that has recently added a tearoom with a plat du jour and a gourmet deli with...

  • Gourmet Shop
  • Food & drink

Market Tour-Cooking Class

Vieille Ville

With a local culinary expert at your elbow, shop the food stalls in Cours Saleya, one of France's top outdoor street markets, and load up on ingredients for a...

  • Food & drink

Massena Palace Museum of Art and History

Promenade des Anglais

The Massena Museum, the Italianate neoclassical mansion dating from the turn of the 20th century, documents the history of Nice through its art, decorative arts and...

  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Museum