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23 Best things to see & do in Nice

  • Nice, Cote d'Azur, France

  • Nice, Cote d'Azur, France

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Home to many world-renowned 20th century artists, then later to big spenders founding museums, Nice finds itself home to the best art collections outside of Paris. A veritable feast for art lovers.

Good for age: 18+

  • Nice, Cote d'Azur, France

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Brightly-illuminated carnival float surrounded by crowds

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Nice Carnival

Parades, costumes, flower ‘battles’, lights, and sun: Nice holds one of the world’s best carnivals – second only to Rio.

Good for age: 8+

Duration: 2 weeks

When: February to March

Freq: annually

La Part des Anges

  • Nice, Cote d'Azur, France

inside of a wine shop with shelves full of wine bottles

Experience

Chosen as the best wine cellar in France in 2020,  the ‘Angels’ Share’ specialises in natural wines and organic beers,  with great snacks at the wine bar; the bistro offers ten different wines daily by the glass to go with lunch.

Good for age: 18+

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  • Nice, Cote d'Azur, France

  • Bucket List Experience

Exterior of grand, red-brick museum on a sunny day

Experience

Matisse Museum

A beautiful 17th-century Genoese mansion that now houses a museum dedicated to the art of Nice’s longtime resident, Henri Matisse.

Adult price: 8

Good for age: 18+

Nery’s Fromagerie du Carre d’Or

  • Nice, Cote d'Azur, France

Nery’s Fromagerie du Carre d’Or

Experience

Located in the city’s posh ‘Golden Square’ shopping district, cheesemonger Nery’s is a legend in Nice. Go for the finest fresh and perfectly ripened cheeses from across France, along with specialities made on the Cote d’Azur.

Good for age: 18+

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