Shopping in Nice offers everything from the arts and crafts shops of Old Nice, to the open air markets of the Cours Saleya, the bargain antiques in the Port, and the deluxe boutiques and designer stores of the Zone Pietonne. [ Read more ]


Museums in Nice comprehensively cover history back to pre-historic times, and art all the way up to the most contemporary, and are only second to Paris in number. Most museums are free to the public the first and third Sunday of each month. [ Read more ]


Music in Nice spans a broad range of cultures and styles. The streets of the city are brought alive by Jazz, classical, traditional Nicois, and even Brazilian or Cuban music. Some of the best bands in the world, from U2 to the Rolling Stones, play at the Nikai stadium. In addition to organised events and concerts, nearly very bar has their own style of live band with no jukebox to be found. [ Read more ]


Festivals in Nice occur all year around, though the most famous are the Jazz festivals during the summer and the Carnival during February. Many of the national holidays inspire festivals exposing the different cultural sides to Nice, often accompanied by spectacular fireworks displays. [ Read more ]

Eating Out

Restaurants cover a wide range of dishes, though the three main influences are local Nicois cuisine, traditional French cooking, and Italian pizza and pasta dishes. Most of the popular places are spread between the Old Town and the Zone Pietonne. [ Read more ]

Bars and Clubs

The restaurants and bars in Nice have busy terraces outdoors all year around. The bars range from chic Riviera, to the local Pastis and ‘pression’ joint, to the ever popular Irish pubs. [ Read more ]