Going out in Nice France – visiting
The Castle of Nice
Overlooking the city, the castle of Nice is a must see for tourists and locals. This lush setting shelters a gorgeous waterfall, and offers a unique panorama on “la Baie des Anges”. Only a few people know it, but in the past this hill was home to a powerful castle known throughout Europe. this one was tear down in 1706 by the troops of Louis XIV.
- Promenade des Anglais
The promenade des Anglais, also nicknamed as “la Prom”, is a must-see in Nice. Longing the Mediterranean for 7 kilometers, this walk boasts stunning views on the Mediterranean all along. The promenade was first built in 1820 by the British reverend Lewis Way. Over the time, sitting on the blue chairs and contemplating the horizon have become a tradition.
- Place Masséna
Since its creation in the 1820s, the vast esplanade of Place Masséna is a major landmark of Nice heritage. It can be identified by the black and white slabs, and the 7 statues elevated over the ground, by Spanish artist and sculptor Jaume Plensa.
Going out in Nice France – bars and nightlife :
- Le Petit Marais
Le Petit Marais is an eclectic and trendy neighborhood of Nice. Locals like to hang around le Comptoir Electrique, Chez Papa, le Café des Chineurs, and many others nice places.
- La place Garibaldi
Place Garibaldi is one of the most bustling places in Nice. Regulars love to meet up for a drink at Campo Caffe, enjoy a pastry at Cappa and lunch at Giuseppe & Pepino.
- Le Port
The environment of the Port is very diversified, huge yachts and small boats called “pointus” share the panorama. Next to the docks, neighborhoods restaurants and upmarket adresses coexist for the best. If you’re looking for a cosy place next to the water, try out MaNolan’s for an aperitif on the Quai des Deux Emmanuel.
Going out in Nice France – markets :
Nice boasts a great variety of markets, we made a list of the best ones to look for :
Cours Saleya : in the Old Nice, from Tuesday to Sunday mornings 6am to 12:30 pm. Provençal specialties, cheese, vegetables and fruits adorn the stalls.
La libération : Near the Gare du Sud, everyday from 6am to 12:30 pm except for Mondays, small producers sell vegetables, fruits, fish and meat and local delicacies.
Fish market : in the old Nice, Place Toja, everyday from 6am to 1 pm except for Mondays.
Nocturnal market : on cours Saleya, from Tuesday to Sunday.
Discover the French Riviera from a local point of view