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Nice Cruises

Sun, sea and sophistication – Nice offers an exclusive vibe with glorious Mediterranean landscapes and chic resorts. Nestled along the Cote D’Azur, it’s been the preferred getaway for the rich and famous for decades, with landscapes that have inspired artists from Picasso to Matisse. View their works in local museums, shop for elegant ensembles in the designer boutiques, or have a wander through the charming cobbled streets and plazas of Old Nice. The city provides the perfect base for exploring the French Riviera’s 80 miles of golden beaches and quaint villages; or taking a trip to Monaco.


What You Need To Know About Nice

How to reach Nice from the cruise terminal?

Cruise ships to Nice will drop you off right at the edge of the city. The port is busy and well-equipped for visitors, with metered taxis just outside the pier. You can easily have a stroll over to the Promenade des Anglais or climb the steps up to the Old Town. Nice itself is quite walkable, but if you want to explore the greater Riviera region, you’ll have a few options. Hire a car from the Nice Airport, tour around by bicycle, or opt to travel by local bus. Lignes d’Azur runs regular services between Nice and popular destinations like Monaco and Saint-Tropez.

What are the can’t-miss sights in Nice?

Take a leisurely stroll along Nice’s Promenade des Anglais, which skirts its way along the Bay of Angels for seven kilometres. It gives you great views of Vieux Nice and the harbour alike. One of the most famous buildings here is the Negresco Hotel, famed for its royal visitors, chic cocktails and incredible art gallery. Admire the city’s historic charm by wandering around the cobbled streets of Vieux Nice, and don’t miss the flower market at Cours Saleya. You’ll find gorgeous Belle Epoque homes in the Cimiez Quarter, along with a 17th-century monastery and Roman ruins. Art fans can visit museums dedicated to Henri Matisse and Marc Chagall, both housed in beautiful buildings.

Typical food and restaurants in Nice?

The Riviera region offers a tempting array of food to rival anywhere else in France, but it’s particularly known for its fresh seafood dishes, particularly fish stews and garlicky mussels. The Nicoise Salad is perhaps the most famous dish from Nice, combining fresh tuna or anchovies, salad greens, olives, and hard-boiled egg. Wash it down with a crisp glass of rose wine in the sun, and you’ll be in heaven! Additional specialities include chickpea flour flatbreads and Pissaladiere onion tarts, not to mention the mouth-watering cheeses, crepes and pastries. Head to La Petite Maison if you want to splurge on a meal with the A-list.


Nice residents are a cultured bunch, and they take their art galleries seriously. The city is filled with museums and exhibition spaces, and if you want to enjoy a curated take on what’s happening with the local art scene the Modern and Contemporary Art Museum is a good place to start.

The Riviera and adjacent Provence regions are world-famous for their perfume production, making locally-produced fragrances a top choice for souvenir collectors. If you’re a perfume enthusiast, take a tour to Grasse, the world’s perfume capital for centuries. Surrounded by fields of lavender and wildflowers, it’s home to the Perfume Museum where you can learn more about the history of this timeless industry.

Additional areas to pick up souvenirs in Nice include the markets of Vieux Nice. From the flower market to the antique market, you can spend the day admiring all the baubles, trinkets and treasures on offer here.

Another rewarding day trip from Nice is Eze, one of many medieval villages that are located nearby. Eze is particularly scenic with its stone buildings, quiet town squares and lush gardens. Take the time to climb up its hill to make it to the Exotic Gardens, where you’ll be rewarded with panoramic Mediterranean views.

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