What to do
Dive into the atmosphere of the French Riviera!
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Nice has always inspired artists and seduced visitors from all over the world all year round.
With an average annual temperature of 16°C (60,8 ºF) and the sun shining about 2.694 hours per year, don’t be surprised if you can walk on the Promenade des Anglais wearing a t-shirt in the middle of February!
Whether you are a couple, a family with young children or with friends, discover the cultural heritage, gastronomy and the French lifestyle in Nice for a day.
Have breakfast in front of the sea
After having left your luggage at the hotel, head for the Promenade des Anglais, one of the most famous streets on the French Riviera. Built from the middle of the 19th century and gradually bordered by palaces and casinos, the Promenade des Anglais is a must for Nice’s inhabitants and tourists. This is a perfect place to relax during the summer; it hosts the famous Nice Carnival every February for two weeks, where the battle of flowers also takes place, during which 5.000 locally produced flowers, such as mimosa, lilies and daisies are thrown from parade floats.
Let yourself be guided through this typical setting and take a seat on one of the many terraces by the sea to enjoy a typical French breakfast. From May onwards, you can easily take a swim in the ‘Grande Bleue’!
Food stroll at the ‘Cours Saleya’ market
Alongside the waterfront, the ‘Cours Saleya’ fruit and vegetable market is a unique experience. Get ready to have a real sensory journey that leads you to the heart of Provence by discovering the products of the Nice hinterland, but also fish and other local specialties among which the traditional socca de Nice, the onion pie or the ‘pissaladière’, that looks like a pizza with anchovies and small olives from Nice. Many restaurants along your walk will offer you a chance to try out the region’s traditional dishes on this market classified by the National Council for Culinary Arts!
From Tuesday to Sunday – 6 am-1.30 pm
Visit the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
The MAMAC is one of a kind! It contains 1.300 masterpieces from the 20th and 21st centuries by 300 American, Nice and French artists such as Warhol, Wesselmann, César, Malaval, Hains, Ben, Klein, etc. If you like Pop Art, you will enjoy its French counterpart - the New Realism - led by Yves Klein.
For Fauvism lovers, the Henri Matisse Museum houses the artist’s works in the ancient decor of Cimiez, including the Roman arenas and baths. This is the opportunity to take beautiful pictures and share them with your loved ones!
MAMAC - www.mamac-nice.org
Musée Henri Matisse - www.musee-matisse-nice.org
Rendez-vous in the Old Town for an ice cream
The Fenocchio family proposes 100 different ice creams and sorbets tastes in its three shops in the Old Town, for more than 50 years. It is impossible to leave Nice without going through this famous one! The most gourmands can order up to 15 scoops when ice cream lovers can discover new flavors: black olive, thyme-rosemary, tea-bergamot, etc.
After this gourmet break, let’s go to the Stade de Nice to attend the first group matches of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™!
Glacier Fenocchio - http://www.fenocchio.fr/
Have a last drink after the football game!
Whether it is to celebrate the victory of your football team or to change your mind if they lost the game, the city of Nice is full of magical places to end this day full of beautiful discoveries.
Rooftops, pubs, casinos or cabarets, there is something for everyone! You can also take a walk along the waterfront and enjoy the activities often offered on the Promenade des Anglais all year round.
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