Top 10 Things to Do in Nice
Located along the French Rivera on the Mediterranean Sea, Nice is warm, sunny and welcoming -the ideal host city for the inaugural European Cloud Conference. Framed between the crystal blue waters of the Med and the mountains of the Alps, it possesses a charming blend of beauty, culture, heritage and history; a fantastic host city for European Cloud Conference. Known as “Nice la Belle” – Nice the Beautiful, it is one of France’s top destinations for both business and leisure travel.
This multicultural capital of the French Riviera, is serviced by Nice Côte d’Azur airport just 7km from the city centre, and borders the cutting-edge technology park of Sophia Antipolis, the French Silicon Valley. The Nice-Acropolis Congress and Exhibition Centre is in the heart of the city, just a four-minute walk from the old town of Nice, a ten-minute walk from the beaches, and 17 minutes by tramway from the airport. Ensuring a pleasant and convenient delegate experience.
After a productive day, delegates have a myriad of relaxing options to choose from. With good weather guaranteed, enjoy the vibrant cafes in the Squares of the Vieielle Ville, charmed by the building’s colorful architecture. Relax by the beach after a walk along the 7km Promenade des Anglais or a refreshing swim. Visit one of Nice’s many museums such as Musée Marc Chagall or the Belle Époque mansion Musée Massena. This lively cosmopolitan city offers countless things to do!
Au Plaisir de vous accueillir a Nice!
1. Take a Stroll on the Promenade des Anglais.
In the 1800’s, English Ex-Pats chose the Bay of Angels as their favourite winter holiday destination and gave their name to the most famous Promenade in the world. It gives Nice its cosmopolitan and attractive identity between the sea and the palm-trees. A stroll or jog along this 7km paved promenade is the perfect way to unwind after a long day at European Cloud Conference.
2-Discover the Old Town of Nice.
Vieille Ville or Vieux Nice, a must see of Nice. Discover the Old Towns shady alleyways, colour facades, shuttered windows. Relax with a coffee or a glass of Wine in one of its many cafes or bars. Or for the complete Tourist experience, indulge in an ice cream at ‘Azzurro’ on Rosetti Square.
3-Experience the Marché aux Fleurs Cours Saleya.
An incredible flower market in the Old Town which dates back to 1897 In the shade of pretty striped awnings, hundreds of flowers make eyes at you. Anyone strolling by will be able to breathe in the fragrances and enjoy the colourful bouquets, plants and exotic flowers that await them. There are also plenty of other market stalls with street food to satisfy, and gifts for home available. It’s a feast for the senses. The market is held every day, from 6 am to 5.30 pm except Mondays, Sunday afternoons and public holidays.
4-Enjoy a coffee at the Old Port of Nice.
The surroundings of Nice’s Old Port are ideal for a walk. Here you can admire the luxury yachts, colorful houses reflecting in the water, and the green hills in the distance. Around the port you will find many restaurants and bars with great cocktails.
5-Don’t miss the views from Parc de la Colline du Château.
For the best views over the red tiled rooftops of Nice, climb the winding staircases up to this wonderful viewpoint. The city’s original site, the Castle Hill once boasted a reputedly impregnable citadel that was entirely dismantled by the soldiers of the French King Louis XIV in 1706. This beautiful location offers quiet, calm and an incredible viewpoint over Baie des Anges, Old Nice and the Port. Access on foot from OId Nice and Place Garibaldi, in an Art-Deco lift or by steps (‘escalier Lesage’) at the end of Quai des États-Unis
6-Visit the Place Masséna.
The main city square is a meeting place for the locals as well as tourists and guides. Full of life at all hours of day and night.
8-Treat yourself to a cocktail at Hotel Negresco.
With its pastel pink domed roof, this iconic building on the Promenade des Anglais is an beloved sight on the Nice landscape. More than 100 years old, walk through its beautiful doors and enjoy one of their famous classic cocktails or their signature ‘Royal Negresco’ with kirsch, raspberry syrup and Champagne.
9-Enjoy Nice Cuisine -the “Cuisine Niçoise”.
In Nice, there is a mix of unique flavors only available in this region – traditional Provençal and Niçoise foods with a heavy Italian influence. Being on the Mediterranean, seafood and fresh ingredients play an integral role in the tasty regional specialties. Don’t leave without trying ‘Socca’ – a thin Chickpea pancake, ‘Salade Niçoise’, ‘La Daube Niçoise’- a hearty meal of slow cooked beef served with pasta, ‘Farcis niçois’, also known as les petit farcis, are vegetables stuffed with ground beef and rice or couscous.
10-Take a trip to Monaco or Cannes.
Monaco is located between Nice and the Italian border. One of the world’s smallest but richest countries, it draws large numbers of tourists from around the world. It’s just a 32-minute train ride from Nice. Cannes is located about 30Km from Nice. Home of the Cannes Film Festival in May this luxury resort has a beautiful boulevard and a sandy beach in the city centre.