Ohh la la! Nice la Belle! There are no words to describe this city! After driving for five long days in Spain and France, we ended up spending two beautiful days in the most sunny and colorfull part of the French Riviera.
Nice was the head of the bill in our bucket list and reaching that destination was definitely a dream come true.
We arrived early in the morning and we headed straight to our hotel (Hotel Locarno) to take a quick nap before starting discovering the city.
When we saw Nice and walked at the very famous English Promenade we realized why this avenue is a unique place and is a must see for every traveller.
We felt an unbelievable awe for the scenery around us. Big streets, palm trees, casinos, fast cars and stunning architecture in every corner. Our eyes did not catch a single mismatch!
We felt like we needed to see everything and discover all the beauties of the city. So we spent almost all of our free time visiting all of the most important sightseeings of Nice.
As Nice is the fifth biggest city of France we had so many things to do before moving to Monaco right after.
Here is our bucket list!! 😉
1. Promenade des Anglais
Promenade des Anglais is a landmark for the city! Definitely take a walk before leaving.
2. Russian Orthodox Cathedral of Nice
St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral has its own history. Tsar Nicholas II, the head of the tragic Romanov family, built this church in Nice in the early 20th century to accommodate the religious needs of the city’s growing Russian population.
The church is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., but it’s closed on Sunday mornings.
3. Avenue Jean Médecin
What a beautiful street, especially if you need some ”shopping therapy”!
4. Musée Masséna
In 1919, this villa on the Promenade des Anglais was donated to the city by the Duke of Rivoli on the condition that it should be contribute to Nice as a museum of local history.
Below you can find some of the most important museums of the city
(click on them to visit their official websites) :
This is the oldest part of the city full of local shops, restaurants, crêperies and cafes .
Every day, except for Monday, the Old City’s fruit market is waiting for you to buy your fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as authentic local products from inland Nice.
A very famous flea market is also located there, where you can find old, vintage objects to take back with you as a souvenir.
- Our Favorite street : Can’t decide.. both Avenue Jean Médecin and Promenade des Anglais
- Favorite French food/snack from Nice: salade Niçoise/ ratatouille / fougasse bread/ onion tart
- A fact about Nice: The Nice Carnival is one of the best of the world and it’s held every year in February.
For more information about what to do in Nice, don’t hesitate to send us a message using our communication form on our site 🙂
A fact: Ask Alex actually for more info. He knows better than me about France 😏
I confess it haha!
Till next time…
Take care dizzy birds!