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Nice: What to do when you get there?

This stunning city on the French Riviera, synonymous with glamour and having a good time, is a popular holiday destination for all types of trip, and offers a surprising amount of adventure activities to try. This popular spot in the South of France, on the Mediterranean Sea is a paradise of palm-lined promenades, lush parks, beautiful beaches, water sports and panoramic views. This destination is known for its stunning blue waters, miles of beaches, colourful buildings, eclectic architecture, stunning harbour area, and charming Old Town.

Nice is a family-friendly destination, boasting fun parks to visit like the popular nature park, Parc Phoenix. Additionally, this Côte d’Azur city boasts beaches aplenty and a number of opportunities to try exciting water sports such as snorkeling and scuba diving - perfect for family holidays.

With a variety of interesting museums, beautiful art galleries and great restaurants showcasing delicious local seafood dishes and Nicoise cuisine, Nice really is the destination for all things culture! Located only 30km from the Italian border and 13km from the vibrant and glamorous Principality of Monaco, Nice is at the heart of the excitement and thrills the South of France has to offer.

 

Nice Old Town, Local Cuisine and Stunning Architecture –

This destination’s Old Town is a feast for the senses, offering visitors views of colourful red tile-roofed buildings, mazes of passageways to stroll around, smells of fresh pastries from local, and the Mediterranean sun on your skin. For great local cuisine, fresh seafood and independent boutiques and gift shops, the Old Town is the place to visit, with a large number of them hidden away within its maze of streets. A great way to get your bearings of this area is to see it from above by hiking up Castle Hill, in the east of the city – a location with a great family-friendly park with gorgeous panoramic views.

Nice’s beautiful 17th century baroque Cathedral, also near the Old Town area, and Massena Square – a stunning large public square with a multitude of colourful buildings, close to this, are popular spots to visit. The Fontaine du Soleil, an incredible fountain at the heart of the Massena Square, with a 7 metre high white marble statue of the Greek god Apollo at the centre, is another well-visited landmark.

 

Promenade des Anglais and the Nice Port –

The Promenade des Anglais, an iconic 7km long esplanade along the Nice seafront is a great place to stroll, skate, rollerblade or cycle down, in the Mediterranean sunshine. This palm-lined seafront walkway is the perfect spot to sit on a restaurant terrace and try a Salade Niçoise, for an enjoyable interlude between outdoor sports and adventure activities.

Head over Castle Hill to the Nice Port area of the city, for another charming area for a peaceful stroll in the sun, with yachts and boats of all sizes docked on the stunning blue waters to look at as you wander. This area is the place to go for renting boats, taking boat excursions or hiring sail boats for a cruise along this beautiful coast.

 

Water Sports – Jet Skiing, Parasailing and SUP in Nice –

Offering visitors miles of pebble beaches, blue skies and even bluer waters, views of this stunning city and its colourful and historic seafront buildings, are best gained from on the water. This city, steeped in glamour and legend, in close proximity to the world-famous film festival city of Cannes, is known worldwide for the excitement and adventure that it has to offer.

Part of this adventure and excitement can be found on the water of this destinations azure blue coast – by heading out on jet skis from the nearby town of Saint-Laurent-du-Var, 10km south-west of Nice, and taking in the marvels of the Mediterranean. See the city at speed, travelling at over 80km/h across these beautiful blue waters. Take a guided Jet Ski excursion from Saint-Laurent-du-Var to Cannes or Monaco, taking in the beauty of Nice, as you go, (on your way to Monaco).

To take in the sights of the city from afar at a slower pace, go on an SUP excursion - a great family activity and a great way to see the marine life of the area. Adversely, try parasailing around Nice’s coastline, for stunning views and a great adrenaline rush - soaring at 30 metres above the water. This area is also a great location to try some flyboarding or hoverboarding with unforgettable experiences available in the area.

 

Nice From Above – Helicopter Tours –

A popular way of travelling around the Côte d’Azur area is via helicopter – take a helicopter excursion between Nice and Cannes or Nice and Monaco to see this stunning area from above, or just use it as a thrilling way to get around quicker. This unusual, but popular method of transport in this region, adds to the adventurous and glamorous reputation that the South of France has around the world. There are also opportunities to see Nice from helicopter rides beginning and ending in Cannes, to gain a fabulous bird’s eye view of this stunning coast and city.

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Around Nice

Cap-d'Ail
1 activity
Monaco
10 activities
Antibes
21 activities
Cannes
16 activities
Breil-sur-Roya
20 activities
Rocchetta Nervina
1 activity
Sanremo
2 activities
Fréjus
8 activities
Valberg
1 activity
Mercantour National Park
11 activities
San Lorenzo al Mare
1 activity
Verdon Gorge
61 activities
Liguria
2 activities
Imperia
1 activity
Auron
1 activity
Alpii Maritimi
2 activities
Le Cannet-des-Maures
1 activity
Pra Loup, Espace Lumière
7 activities
Les Orres
6 activities
Vars, La Forêt Blanche
12 activities
Hyeres
32 activities
Embrun
3 activities
Risoul, La Forêt Blanche
11 activities
Lake Serre Ponçon
18 activities
Sisteron
2 activities
Eygliers
1 activity
Queyras
3 activities
Toulon
3 activities
Toulon
3 activities
Tallard
1 activity
Laragne-Montéglin
2 activities
Gap
6 activities
Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer
4 activities
Gémenos
1 activity
Vallouise
1 activity
Briançon
7 activities
Brianconn
2 activities
Serre Chevalier
20 activities
Aix-en-Provence
3 activities
Ecrins National Park
3 activities
Cassis
2 activities
Genova
8 activities
Monetier, Serre-Chevalier
3 activities
Turin
2 activities
Calanques
7 activities
Marseille
6 activities
Mont Ventoux
6 activities
La Grave
8 activities
Portofino
7 activities
Valfréjus, Haute Maurienne
4 activities
Les Deux Alpes
6 activities
Calvi
3 activities
Val Cenis, Haute Maurienne
7 activities
L'Île-Rousse
6 activities
Albiez-Montrond, Les Sybelles
2 activities
Alpe d'Huez Grand Domaine
10 activities
Alpe d'Huez
5 activities
Bessans, Haute Maurienne
9 activities
Martigues
3 activities
Val Thorens
1 activity
Val Thorens, Les Trois Vallées
12 activities
Bonneval-sur-Arc, Haute Maurienne
5 activities
Le Corbier, Les Sybelles
1 activity
Les Sybelles
3 activities
Chamrousse
9 activities
Val d'Isère, Espace Killy
13 activities
Val d'Isère
1 activity
Meribel
2 activities
Porto Ota
4 activities
Saillans
1 activity
Courchevel, Les Trois Vallées
11 activities
Tignes
1 activity
Tignes, Espace Killy
31 activities
Avignon
1 activity

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Canyoning
Jet Skiing
    Scuba Diving
      Stand up Paddle
        Parasailing
          Kayaking
            Helicopter tours
              Freediving
                Flyboard / Hoverboard
                  Snorkeling
                    Rafting

                      Nice: What to do when you get there?

                      This stunning city on the French Riviera, synonymous with glamour and having a good time, is a popular holiday destination for all types of trip, and offers a surprising amount of adventure activities to try. This popular spot in the South of France, on the Mediterranean Sea is a paradise of palm-lined promenades, lush parks, beautiful beaches, water sports and panoramic views. This destination is known for its stunning blue waters, miles of beaches, colourful buildings, eclectic architecture, stunning harbour area, and charming Old Town.

                      Nice is a family-friendly destination, boasting fun parks to visit like the popular nature park, Parc Phoenix. Additionally, this Côte d’Azur city boasts beaches aplenty and a number of opportunities to try exciting water sports such as snorkeling and scuba diving - perfect for family holidays.

                      With a variety of interesting museums, beautiful art galleries and great restaurants showcasing delicious local seafood dishes and Nicoise cuisine, Nice really is the destination for all things culture! Located only 30km from the Italian border and 13km from the vibrant and glamorous Principality of Monaco, Nice is at the heart of the excitement and thrills the South of France has to offer.

                       

                      Nice Old Town, Local Cuisine and Stunning Architecture –

                      This destination’s Old Town is a feast for the senses, offering visitors views of colourful red tile-roofed buildings, mazes of passageways to stroll around, smells of fresh pastries from local, and the Mediterranean sun on your skin. For great local cuisine, fresh seafood and independent boutiques and gift shops, the Old Town is the place to visit, with a large number of them hidden away within its maze of streets. A great way to get your bearings of this area is to see it from above by hiking up Castle Hill, in the east of the city – a location with a great family-friendly park with gorgeous panoramic views.

                      Nice’s beautiful 17th century baroque Cathedral, also near the Old Town area, and Massena Square – a stunning large public square with a multitude of colourful buildings, close to this, are popular spots to visit. The Fontaine du Soleil, an incredible fountain at the heart of the Massena Square, with a 7 metre high white marble statue of the Greek god Apollo at the centre, is another well-visited landmark.

                       

                      Promenade des Anglais and the Nice Port –

                      The Promenade des Anglais, an iconic 7km long esplanade along the Nice seafront is a great place to stroll, skate, rollerblade or cycle down, in the Mediterranean sunshine. This palm-lined seafront walkway is the perfect spot to sit on a restaurant terrace and try a Salade Niçoise, for an enjoyable interlude between outdoor sports and adventure activities.

                      Head over Castle Hill to the Nice Port area of the city, for another charming area for a peaceful stroll in the sun, with yachts and boats of all sizes docked on the stunning blue waters to look at as you wander. This area is the place to go for renting boats, taking boat excursions or hiring sail boats for a cruise along this beautiful coast.

                       

                      Water Sports – Jet Skiing, Parasailing and SUP in Nice –

                      Offering visitors miles of pebble beaches, blue skies and even bluer waters, views of this stunning city and its colourful and historic seafront buildings, are best gained from on the water. This city, steeped in glamour and legend, in close proximity to the world-famous film festival city of Cannes, is known worldwide for the excitement and adventure that it has to offer.

                      Part of this adventure and excitement can be found on the water of this destinations azure blue coast – by heading out on jet skis from the nearby town of Saint-Laurent-du-Var, 10km south-west of Nice, and taking in the marvels of the Mediterranean. See the city at speed, travelling at over 80km/h across these beautiful blue waters. Take a guided Jet Ski excursion from Saint-Laurent-du-Var to Cannes or Monaco, taking in the beauty of Nice, as you go, (on your way to Monaco).

                      To take in the sights of the city from afar at a slower pace, go on an SUP excursion - a great family activity and a great way to see the marine life of the area. Adversely, try parasailing around Nice’s coastline, for stunning views and a great adrenaline rush - soaring at 30 metres above the water. This area is also a great location to try some flyboarding or hoverboarding with unforgettable experiences available in the area.

                       

                      Nice From Above – Helicopter Tours –

                      A popular way of travelling around the Côte d’Azur area is via helicopter – take a helicopter excursion between Nice and Cannes or Nice and Monaco to see this stunning area from above, or just use it as a thrilling way to get around quicker. This unusual, but popular method of transport in this region, adds to the adventurous and glamorous reputation that the South of France has around the world. There are also opportunities to see Nice from helicopter rides beginning and ending in Cannes, to gain a fabulous bird’s eye view of this stunning coast and city.

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