For a fantastic family outing, rent inline skates, skateboards, scooters and bicycles at this rental outlet to whizz along Nice’s silky...
Chapelle de la Miséricorde
This 1740 chapel is renowned for its exceptionally rich architecture.
Plage Publique des Ponchettes
Right opposite Vieux Nice, this is generally the busiest beach of all, with oiled bodies either baking in the sun or punching a ball on...
Les Trois Diables
Cours Saleya’s cheesy pub-club won’t win any prizes for sophistication, but that doesn’t seem to deter the crowds. Events range from...
The second branch of Nice’s finest maître glacier, in business since 1966, stocks all the flavours.
Vieux Nice information
Getting lost among the dark, narrow, winding alleyways of Nice’s old town is a highlight. The layout has barely changed since the 1700s, and it’s now packed with delis, restaurants, boutiques and bars, but the centrepiece remains cours Saleya : a massive market square that’s permanently thronged in summer. The food market is perfect for fresh produce and foodie souvenirs, while the flower market is worth visiting just for the colours and fragrances. A flea market is held on Monday.
Baroque aficionados will adore architectural gems Cathédrale Ste-Réparate , honouring the city’s patron saint; exuberant Chapelle de la Miséricorde (1740); and 17th-century Palais Lascaris , a frescoed riot of Flemish tapestries, faience (tin-glazed earthenware), gloomy religious paintings and 18th-century pharmacy.
There’s also a lively – and very smelly – fish market on place St-François.