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Nice Top 25 things to do

Nice: Top 25 of things to see and do for a wonderful stay

This guide presents 25 ideas of visits and things to do to let you discover Nice for a wonderful stay, from the Promenade des Anglais to the castle hill, from the beaches to the museums of international renown and last but not least the local culinary specialties. Your stay will be unforgettable!

This guide is brought to you by Cathy & Rudy, Seasonal rentals in Nice.

The old town (le vieux Nice)

Cours saleya

Cours Saleya

A very good starting place to explore Nice! While strolling the old streets giving way to the Cours Saleya you will see magnificent buildings, quaint litte shops as well as restaurants serving local food.

There is a vegetable and flower market every morning except on Mondays in the Cours Saleya. You can find every ingredient for a picnic of for a travel gift. Close by you will find the opera of Nice in the street Saint-François de Paule.

While you’re at it you can also visit the palace Lascaris, more details below.

The church Saint-Jacques-Le-Majeur in the Jesus street (rue du Jésus!), build by the Jesuits in the 17th century. After the pope Clément XIV threw out the Jesuits the church became parochial in 1801. The church is well illuminated at night, don’t hesitate to come back after sundown.

Don’t forget to visit the place Rossetti, very worthwhile, as well as the cathedral Sainte-Réparate, of the baroque period. The altar is beautiful, be sure to admire the ceiling!


Tasting the ice-cream

You will find tons of ice-cream vendors in old Nice, especially on the beautiful Rossetti place! Such competition pushes establishments to distinguish themselves on perfumes, on the fact of providing homemade cones. You can find yogurt-verbena, coco-ginger, raspberry-rose perfumes …

We prefer Azurro, prices are – a little – more reasonable than the competition (Fenocchio etc.)

Italian ice cream is back in fashion, good tasting!

Published on: 6 August 2019  -  Filed under: To visit