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Top Nice Tips - Your Insider Tips for Nice

  • On a visit to Nice you will encounter stony beaches, amazing food and some breath-taking views, or so these travellers tell us. We asked you over on our Facebook page for your top Nice tips. Here's what you told us...


    Try some Socca

    Audrey Somnard says:

    Eating a Socca in the old town, and of course an ice-cream from Fennochio on Place Rossetti, unmissable!

    Micheli Romao Da Silva says:

    Socca and a glass of cold rose wine... So lovely after sunset.

    Anne Elder says:

    Eat socca!



    Be prepared for the stony beaches

    Yazeid Hafez says:

    Never walk on the shores without buying proper shoes!

    Keil Davis says:

    Take a straw mat to the beach.

    Kiel BostonBruins Buckland says:

    Catch the little train to the top of the hill (saves you the walk), then go to the one of the best beaches in the world for the afternoon (buy a straw mat for the stones, makes for a much more comfortable day), and sit and watch the sun set on the Promenade des Anglais and be entertained by the rollerbladers showing off their skills. A true holiday gem is Nice.

    Katie McCulloh says:

    Definitely take water shoes or buy them before going onto the beach... while it made for loads of laughter, not having them proved to be difficult!



    Sample lots of restaurants and bars

    Emma Ciccone Feasey says:

    Oliveira restaurant - book in advance as it is tiny. Lovely friendly owner and amazing menu of dishes made with fresh local ingredients and served with a dizzying array of olive oils!

    Blanquita Loquita Paradise says:

    The tiny, hidden restaurant "Chat noir, chat blanc" in the historic part of Nice. Sophisticated fusion food cuisine and a wonderful familiar atmosphere. Reserve or come early and stay for ages!

    Bernadett Méhecske Tóth says:

    Go to Checkpoint Bar!

    Jonathan Neumann says:

    The old harbour has got a lot of hidden bars and restaurants well worth a visit! The beach on which the film Brice de Nice was shot is nearby. And for great live music and an international crowd hit the Cours Saleya and the Ma Nolan's in particular. Enjoy!



    See Nice from a height

    Michael Harmon says:

    Take the 15 minute bus trip along the windy mountainside to the neighbouring village of Eze where you can climb to the top of the ancient walled city and enjoy some of the best views of Nice. Also visit specialty shops and eat food at discounted prices

    Peter William says:

    Once it is dark, go up the back entrance and climb the top of the hill to the ruins with the man made waterfall. You get a night time view of the shoreline and old town on one side, then on the other side, you get a great view of the harbour.

    Michael Harmon says:

    Take the 15 minute bus ride along the windy mountainside to the neighbouring village of Eze where you can climb to the top of the ancient walled city and enjoy some of the best views of Nice. Also visit specialty shops and eat food at discounted prices



    Check out all the beaches

    Brian Donovan says:

    Nice beaches are very stony and the water gets deep almost immediately, bring a mat and sea shoes/ flip flops. Two alternatives would be: Villefranche - Bus 100 €1 to Menton, nice sandy beach in a sheltered bay. Can get the train too for about €3. Antibes - Lovely small sandy beach under the walks of the town near the marina. Train about €8 return. Both have showers and food and drinks nearby

    Natalia Djajarahardja says:

    Go to Cap d'Ail, for sure the best beach around!

    Ognjenka Tesovic says:

    My suggestion is Zelo's beach at Beaulieu-Sur-Mer!



    Explore the Old Town

    Rachael Coll says:

    Spend time in the Old Town... so much to see and do, loads of funky bars and restaurants. Keep an eye out for the street performers too, the break dancers and guys rollerblading on the esplanade were awesome! I loved Nice!





    Eat ice-cream

    Vanessa Gilles says:

    Eating an ice-cream at Fenoccio in Vieux Nice!

    Sven Župani? says:

    Finocchio ice-cream in the old town... Probably the best ice cream in the world. Also climb up the fortress to see the best panorama of Nice and Cote d'Azur.



  • And that's not all... You can find even more great tips from our Facebook fans here and here. Hopefully these top Nice tips will help you make to most of your visit to Nice.


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  • On a visit to Nice you will encounter stony beaches, amazing food and some breath-taking views, or so these travellers tell us. We asked you over on our Facebook page for your top Nice tips. Here's what you told us...


    Try some Socca

    Audrey Somnard says:

    Eating a Socca in the old town, and of course an ice-cream from Fennochio on Place Rossetti, unmissable!

    Micheli Romao Da Silva says:

    Socca and a glass of cold rose wine... So lovely after sunset.

    Anne Elder says:

    Eat socca!



    Be prepared for the stony beaches

    Yazeid Hafez says:

    Never walk on the shores without buying proper shoes!

    Keil Davis says:

    Take a straw mat to the beach.

    Kiel BostonBruins Buckland says:

    Catch the little train to the top of the hill (saves you the walk), then go to the one of the best beaches in the world for the afternoon (buy a straw mat for the stones, makes for a much more comfortable day), and sit and watch the sun set on the Promenade des Anglais and be entertained by the rollerbladers showing off their skills. A true holiday gem is Nice.

    Katie McCulloh says:

    Definitely take water shoes or buy them before going onto the beach... while it made for loads of laughter, not having them proved to be difficult!



    Sample lots of restaurants and bars

    Emma Ciccone Feasey says:

    Oliveira restaurant - book in advance as it is tiny. Lovely friendly owner and amazing menu of dishes made with fresh local ingredients and served with a dizzying array of olive oils!

    Blanquita Loquita Paradise says:

    The tiny, hidden restaurant "Chat noir, chat blanc" in the historic part of Nice. Sophisticated fusion food cuisine and a wonderful familiar atmosphere. Reserve or come early and stay for ages!

    Bernadett Méhecske Tóth says:

    Go to Checkpoint Bar!

    Jonathan Neumann says:

    The old harbour has got a lot of hidden bars and restaurants well worth a visit! The beach on which the film Brice de Nice was shot is nearby. And for great live music and an international crowd hit the Cours Saleya and the Ma Nolan's in particular. Enjoy!



    See Nice from a height

    Michael Harmon says:

    Take the 15 minute bus trip along the windy mountainside to the neighbouring village of Eze where you can climb to the top of the ancient walled city and enjoy some of the best views of Nice. Also visit specialty shops and eat food at discounted prices

    Peter William says:

    Once it is dark, go up the back entrance and climb the top of the hill to the ruins with the man made waterfall. You get a night time view of the shoreline and old town on one side, then on the other side, you get a great view of the harbour.

    Michael Harmon says:

    Take the 15 minute bus ride along the windy mountainside to the neighbouring village of Eze where you can climb to the top of the ancient walled city and enjoy some of the best views of Nice. Also visit specialty shops and eat food at discounted prices



    Check out all the beaches

    Brian Donovan says:

    Nice beaches are very stony and the water gets deep almost immediately, bring a mat and sea shoes/ flip flops. Two alternatives would be: Villefranche - Bus 100 €1 to Menton, nice sandy beach in a sheltered bay. Can get the train too for about €3. Antibes - Lovely small sandy beach under the walks of the town near the marina. Train about €8 return. Both have showers and food and drinks nearby

    Natalia Djajarahardja says:

    Go to Cap d'Ail, for sure the best beach around!

    Ognjenka Tesovic says:

    My suggestion is Zelo's beach at Beaulieu-Sur-Mer!



    Explore the Old Town

    Rachael Coll says:

    Spend time in the Old Town... so much to see and do, loads of funky bars and restaurants. Keep an eye out for the street performers too, the break dancers and guys rollerblading on the esplanade were awesome! I loved Nice!





    Eat ice-cream

    Vanessa Gilles says:

    Eating an ice-cream at Fenoccio in Vieux Nice!

    Sven Župani? says:

    Finocchio ice-cream in the old town... Probably the best ice cream in the world. Also climb up the fortress to see the best panorama of Nice and Cote d'Azur.



  • And that's not all... You can find even more great tips from our Facebook fans here and here. Hopefully these top Nice tips will help you make to most of your visit to Nice.


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