Plage Publique des Ponchettes
Nice’s beaches are all pebbly; sensitive behinds should therefore opt for a comfy mattress at one of its 14 private beaches (€15 to €20...
Nice’s old town, a mellow rabbit warren, has scarcely changed since the 1700s. Retracing its history – and therefore that of the city –...
For a fantastic family outing, rent skates or scooters at Roller Station and whizz along the Prom. You’ll need some ID as a deposit....
Les Trois Diables
Music is a mix of trip-hop, house and electro at this small club. Thursday is student night (show your ID); Wednesday is karaoke.
Essential tasting for every visiting palate is socca , a savoury, griddle-fried pancake made from chickpea flour and olive oil. The...
Plage Publique des Ponchettes information
If you don't like sand between your toes, Nice's beaches - covered with smooth, round pebbles - are for you. Free public sections of beach with lifeguards, first-aid posts and cold showers alternate with 15 private beaches equipped with restaurants, comfy sun-lounges (obligatory; at a fee) parasols (optional, at a fee), warm showers and changing rooms.
Plage Publique des Ponchettes, opposite Vieux Nice, is the busiest beach with oiled bodies either baking in the sun or punching a ball on the beach-volleyball court.