Vieux Nice, the old town, is the city’s biggest attraction. There you will find Palais Lascaris and Cathédrale de Sainte Réparate. The New Town and its Promenade de Anglais is a must-see, and Cimiez is where the best museums are. For nice views and food head to The Port area, which is usually less crowded with tourists than other places.
Navigation tips: As a tourist in Nice, you will mostly travel between the old town and the central avenue. The two are divided by the Promenade du Paillon which is difficult to miss.
Nice is on the Côte d’Azur, and it’s a city that’s all about the sea. It’s the point of reference, tourists flock there for that reason, and it has a beautiful laid-back and casual feel to it. There’s some beautiful architecture and great food to be had!
I’ve enjoyed every minute of my time in Nice. For me, this city represents a careless time of sitting on the pebble beach below the Promenade des Anglais at night, hiding a bottle of red in my bag and stealing sips of it when no one’s looking, and having great food everywhere I went.
It’s also right between Monaco and Cannes. There are plenty of reasons to visit this beautiful city!
Where to Eat in Nice-Nice Travel Blog: Old Nice – Photo Credit: Cedric Lizotte
Nice Travel Blog: Where to Eat in Nice
If you are in a hurry and don’t want to waste much time on searching where to eat in Nice, go here straight.
Where to Eat in Nice-Nice Travel Blog: First course of aspargus, quail egg, cured salmon. Subtle and fresh. This is Restaurant JAN in Nice. #salmon #aspargus #nice #france
Nice Travel Blog: Let’s Eat!
Famous Foods and Specialties
Ratatouille – vegetable stew.
Pissaladière – an anchovy and onion “pizza” – it’s in fact pizza’s ancestor
The large majority of French classics
The Best Drunk Food
Kebabs, of course
Our Suggestions – Dishes And Restaurants
I was lucky enough to visit a few exceptional restaurants in Nice. They’re all listed in this article: ADDRESS BOOK: THE BEST OF NICE, FRANCE. Don’t look for where to eat in Nice far away from a good restaurant and dining options.
I can’t recommend enough Le Vingt4. The generosity of the people at this restaurant is stunning.
My meal at JAN is one of the best I’ve had in France ever.
Remember: there are plenty of tourist traps in Nice. Simply avoid eating at any restaurant on the pedestrian rue Massena.
The restaurant called Flaveur is on my list: next time I go to Nice, I’ll be eating there for sure.
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Nice Travel Blog: Let’s Go For a Drink
What Do the Locals Drink?
All kinds of wine. Also apéritif, which is usually a cocktail, drunk before meals.
Drinking in Public
Drinking in public is forbidden in France.
Our Suggestions – Bars and Pubs
Nice is full of bars, restaurants and pubs where you can drink to your heart’s content.
When you decide on where to eat in Nice, keep in mind the bar and beverage options available.
Snug and Cellar Bar (22 rue Droite) is a nice, cozy place perfect for a drink before going out. What makes it even better is that happy hour lasts from 8 to 10 p.m.!
Beau Rivage (Promende de Anglais), a beach bar next to a hotel, offers great views, reasonable prices and relaxing atmosphere. You can also hire a sun lounger.
l’Effervescence (10 Rue de la Loge), based in a converted wine cellar, serves a great range of France’s iconic drink, champagne – not this sparkling wine you will find everywhere.
Unfortunately, this restaurant has since closed its doors.
Le Negresco Hotel (37 Promenade des Anglais) hosts Nice’s most iconic bar (it’s also located in a stunningly beautiful hotel). Featuring antique woodwork and great cocktails and cognac, it certainly isn’t cheap. Still, it is affordable.
As regular readers of this column know, I don’t know anything about clubs. Sorry!
Nice Travel Blog: What to See and Do
When you pick your option on where to eat in Nice based on what you want to do and see in the city.
Promenade des Anglais is 7 kilometres long and offers beatiful views, pebbly beaches and many bars. It is also a favored place for locals to relax during weekends. Cours Saleya, the other Nice’s famed street, is where the flower market lies, with fresh fruit and vegetables available.
Musée Matisse is a museum dedicated to Henri Matisse – it displays his paintings, drawings, sculptures and some photos and artifacts from artist’s personal collection. Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain is located in the very center of Nice and features a large collection of modern art.
Parc du Chateau is the highest altitude in old town, offering breathtaking view, alongside its remnants of castle.
If you are tired of noise and looking for a place to relax, Nice’s olive grove welcomes you. It is a secluded, relatively small park with many areas fit for picnicking!
Carnaval de Nice is one of the largest in the world. Every year since 1872, thousands people come there to enjoy many attractions, including Parade of Lights and ‘flower battles’ that happen few times throughout the event.
Where to Eat in Nice-Nice Travel Blog: Photo Credit: Cedric Lizotte
Tipping in Nice
Just like in most of Europe, no tip is expected but it is always a nice gesture. You can tip 7-10% of the total cost of the bill if you have received good service.
Nice Travel Blog: Common Scams & What to Avoid
France isn’t the safest country on earth. That being said, Nice is a smallish coastal city that sees a lot of tourism and its main downtown areas – Old Nice, the rue Massena area and the Promenade des Anglais – are all very safe. When you decide on where to eat in Nice, be sure to avoid these places.
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