Top 10 things to see and do in Nice!
It is going to be a hot summer!
Located on the Côte d’Azur at the edge of the Mediterranean Sea, the beautiful city of Nice is a great place to enjoy the long sunny days. With its vibrant culture, history and art, the picturesque old town, buzzing nightlife and of course it’s Azure sea, Nice has everything you could need for a great stay. From the Promenade des Anglais to the sumptuous Saint Nicolas Cathedral, discover the top 10 things to see and do in Nice this summer.
#1. Nice Jazz Festival
Do you like music? We do! Every summer, Nice hosts the French Riviera jazz festival. A massive musical party with 30 concerts over five nights.
Check out the official website for more information and tickets!
#2. Pub Crawl Nice
How about bar hopping with a group of new friends?
Do you want to know the best places to have a drink and party all night? Don’t worry, we have it all covered! If you like to party you’ll enjoy our Villa Pub Crawl, a Bar-hopping experience, including free drinks, games and much more. Come and party with us as we take you from pubs to bars and end the night in one of Nice’s Best Night Clubs. An easy way to make friends and discover the best nightlife.
#3. Canyoning on the French Riviera
Discover canyoning in a safe and stress free environment!
Run, jump and swim down beautiful mountain rivers, explore hidden gorges, slide down natural waterfalls and enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery. Get the adrenalin pumping with an amazing day of canyoning down the Wolf’s gorge canyon, a beautiful fresh mountain river in the south of France.
#4. A Sailing trip around Nice
Cruise around the beautiful exclusive bays only accessible by boat, drop anchor and swim in the warm clear waters of the Côte d’Azur. Snorkel amongst the local marine life or just relax and sun bathe on deck. A great group activity with friends or to make friends. Take an evening trip with Villa Hostels and enjoy a drink, great fresh local food and an unmissable sunset.
#5. Walking tour of Nice
Take a leisurely walk and discover many of the great places hidden among the winding streets of the beautiful old town. Nice free walking tour is a great way to meet others staying at the hostel and a great introduction to the city, it’s history, art, culture and entertainment. This FREE trip with Villa Hostels will change the way you think about Nice and show you the top places to visit!
#6. La promenade des Anglais
Built-in 1822 by the English, the Promenade des Anglais (The Promenade for the Intimate) is a magnificent avenue seven Kilometres long. Lined with luxury hotels (such as the Negresco), casinos, and a beautiful view of the Mediterranean Sea. Stroll along the Prom, stop for a swim or something to eat along the way or just relax and wait for sunset. The Promenade des Anglais is an unmissable stop on your visit to Nice.
#7. The old town of Nice
Located a few minutes walk from the Promenade des Anglais, the pretty old town is not to be missed during your visit. Take the time to stroll through the narrow alleys of the old town. Visit the craft shops, markets, cafes and restaurants. Relax with a drink and absorb the atmosphere of this romantic, picturesque part of Nice.
#8. Discover the beaches of Nice
Nice is located along the Côte d’Azur, the Azure Coast, often called the French Riviera. It’s clear blue waters and long stretches of beach define Nice as one of the best coastal cities in the world. With a mixture of private and public beaches stretching from the far side of the port (and beyond), passed the old town and along the length of the Promenade des Anglais, the pebble beach has something for everyone, from private beach clubs and restaurants to public spaces with showers and life guards in high season.
#9. The Marc Chagall Museum and the Matisse Museum
If you like art and painting, don’t miss the Marc Chagall museum, a museum dedicated to the painter of the same name. You can also visit the Matisse Museum and trace the artistic evolution of his work, from his early paintings from the 1890s to gouaches created towards the end of his life. Visit Nice and discover these renowned museums and works of art.
#10. Eat fantastic food and have a sunset drink with a beautiful view
Discover our favourite restaurants in this great city. Nice is one of the most beautiful cities in France and is filled with fantastic cafés and restaurants. With its elegant coastline adjoining the azure waters of the Mediterranean, Nice’s dining scene is impressive! To help you to find the best places to eat and drink we’ve compiled a shortlist of our top restaurants.