Nice is known as the capital of the French Riviera. You can find it all in this busy hub. Weekly vibrant markets, pebble stone shores, and teal blue waters are just the start.

Most people fly into the Nice Cote D’Azur airport. We hope you get a window seat because the views flying in are really spectacular and so is the drive in!

Before you walk down to take a dip in the water, remember most of the beaches in Nice are not sand, make sure you bring your sandals for the pebbly shore. After a swim, take a long walk along the famous Promenade des Anglais to see the coastline and take photos with the ‘I Love Nice’ sign before arriving to see the boats in the marina.

Take in all the city has to offer as you wander down the intricate streets that wind through the old town. Here you can find handmade candles, artisan gifts, and local flower shops that will stop you in your tracks. We recommend finding Fenocchio Glacier, to enjoy Nice’s best Italian gelato. If you are feeling adventurous, pick rosemary, lavender, viola or even the olive flavoured in a crunchy cone. In the heart of Nice, you will find Jardin Albert, with cute fountains that light up at night, a great place to stop by in the centre.

Our favorite place in Nice is Colline du Chateau also known as Castle Hill. Here you will find beautiful viewpoints and gardens overlooking the entire coast and over to Monaco. Bring your walking shoes to walk up to the top observation deck to see the panoramic views. Then visit the hilltop park with beautiful ruins, a waterfall, and exotic plants all around. There is a lunch restaurant at the top to refuel or you can backtrack through the park back down along the sea to Hotel Negresco restaurant for a 5-star meal. Les GarçonsFlaveur, and Keisuke Matsushima are also some of our favorite eateries around town, to name a few.

See all of our tips for the Nice Cota d’Azur Airport here: