Nice, a picturesque gem on the French Riviera, offers a wealth of enchanting experiences. Wander through the charming Old Town, visit the Marc Chagall National Museum, or soak up the sun on the azure shores of the Mediterranean. Explore Nice's rich history, art, and captivating scenery for an unforgettable journey.
Thinking about a wonderful getaway to the French Riviera, with its sandy beaches, clear blue waters and stunning promenades? Then Nice is one unmissable destination. A city founded by the Ancient Greeks, and popularized by the European elite during the Victorian period, Nice has become an essential stopover for anyone visiting the sunny South of France.
With its beautiful Old Town, the famous Place Garibaldi, Monaco just down the coast, or Villefranche-sur-Mer for breathtaking maritime views, Nice is a city with something to offer for everyone, a fantastic tourist destination and a city perfect for a leisurely vacation with friends or family.
Funbooker has put together a list of what we believe to be the 5 most unmissable places to visit during your stay in this beautiful city. Check them out below!
Discover Nice’s beautiful Mediterranean coast with a stroll down the famous Promenade des Anglais, that stretches 7 km from the airport to the west to the Quai des États-Unis to the east. This is a must during any stay in the city!
If you fancy a real French experience then go for a wonder around Old Nice, the city’s vibrant old town. There you’ll find magnificent cobbled streets, authentic French boutiques selling Niçoise soaps and Provençal textiles, bars, restaurants, and a rustic French market, selling delicious regional produce and flowers.
Ideally located on the seafront between the port and the Old Town, Castle Hill park (la Colline du Château), is a place for relaxation and chill.. It's one of the favorite parks of Nice residents and tourists alike. Its shady paths and numerous vantage points offer exceptional panoramic views over the Baie des Anges, the city, the hills and the Pre-Alps.
For another spot with stunning views of the city and of the sea, take a walk up Mont Boron, to be found in the southeast of the city. Head up the forested paths on a sunny day, enjoy the wonderful green spaces, check out the neoclassical mansions and the 16th-century Fort du Mont Alban, before relaxing in front of the breathtaking panoramic views of the city.
Any trip to the med wouldn’t be the same without that dip in the sea. For an absolutely stunning swimming spot, head over to Coco Beach, with its clear turquoise waters, where you’ll be able to jump in from the rocky outcrop. You can also have lunch in the restaurant of the same name.
Immerse yourself in the world of perfume with the Maison Molinard. You’ll be introduced to the secrets of perfume making, and create your very own fragrance. A great activity to do with friends on a weekend away in Nice.
Hop on a little boat and take in all the beauty of the Côte d'Azur. During this 2 hour boat ride, you’ll skim the waves from Nice out to Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, the most stunning spot to take in the sunset. A perfect activity for a romantic weekend!
Is there a more fun way to visit a city? Hop on a segway and discover Nice in a unique and exciting way. With a guide, you and your small group will embark on a peaceful urban tour on two wheels, taking in all the city’s most famous sites.
Treat yourself and your friends to a stunning maritime adventure off the coast of Nice. The beauty of the coastline, the purity of the water and the numerous marine creatures will all be on show as you gently swim through the water during your 2.5 hour trip.
A perfect activity for wine enthusiasts! Why not delve into the world of wine, sign up to a wine course and discover the aromatic diversity of French wines. You'll be guided through the basics tasting and learn how to describe aromas and balance. Your taste buds will learn to differentiate the flavors of French wines, all in a friendly, convivial atmosphere. A great time guaranteed!
Want to plunge into a world of marine life? Then you simply have to book a ticket for Marineland in Antibes on the Côte d'Azur. You’ll have the unique opportunity to come face to face with orcas, dolphins and sea lions, and experience unique and unforgettable moments during one of the many shows on offer.
Want to try something a bit different? The Quiz Room experience is new to Nice, and a great activity to do with friends of family. The principle is simple: you take part in a quiz as if you were on TV. The questions shouldn’t be too hard!
If the Med is famous for one thing, it’s the food! Discover the delights and delicacies of Mediterranean cooking with Aude, whose workshop is in central Nice. She will introduce you to the best local market produce, provide tips and best practices and be sure to tickle your tastebuds!
For a really unique experience, come and learn tufting, or making your very own rug using a wool gun! This is a fun and creative workshop led by Karima, whose vast experience will be on show. She will guide you through the realization of your creative project!
Need to relax, let go, and let your mind wander away from all the trials and troubles of everyday life? A Californian massage is for you. The massage combines enveloping, cocooning gestures that link the different areas of the body in a rather slow rhythm, leaving you feeling utterly tranquil and carefree.
This one is for the foodies among you. Treat yourself to a unique culinary experience on this foodie stroll through the heart of Nice. You'll enjoy local specialties, of course, but also great company and plenty to drink! Make sure you’ve got plenty of room in your stomach!
For a unique sporting activity in an utterly stunning setting, book a canyoning trip with your friends and family in the Gorges du Loup, one of the most spectacular landscapes in the Préalpes d'Azur regional nature park. Throw yourselves down the river with your guide and take in the beautiful setting.
The Escape Game trend has also made it down to the Côte d’Azur! Enjoy a superb escape game session under the Mediterranean sun that's guaranteed to get everyone laughing, whether it be for a bachelor party, a birthday party or a get-together with friends, the Frontières Nice team will make sure you have a fantastic experience!
Here's an unusual and exciting urban adventure you can enjoy with friends, family or colleagues! Suitable for everyone and available for up to 32 people, you can enjoy this treasure hunt and discover the Old Town at the same time!
This one is for the adrenaline junkies! Come and try out this tandem paragliding experience in Gourdon, near Grasse, on the Côte d'Azur. You’ll have the chance to take in the stunning panoramic views as you glide gently over the beautiful regional landscapes.