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3 Days in Nice: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, June 2014

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Nice has a azure sea, a kind climate, unbeatable wine and food, exciting nightlife, art, views and ice cream the flavor of flowers. Whether you want history, fashion, fun, beaches, day trips or culture, Nice  is more than nice.

Day 1: Discovering Nice

Start the day in Vieux Nice, the old town, at the Parc du Chateau. Enjoy views of Nice and the coast over coffee and croissants. Follow the narrow streets down to the food and flower market near the beachfront, stopping in at Cathédrale Ste-Réparate and the Eglise du Jésus St-Jacques Le Majeur with its yellow and blue-grey Baroque exterior. Take a traditional stroll along the beachfront promenade des Anglais or enjoy the sun on the pebbly beach. Avenue Jean Medecin is the main shopping strip and nearby Place Massena is a lovely public square. At night, the old town has the pick of restaurants and bars.

Day 2: Art and Beauty

Nice bursts at the seams with cultural riches. Begin at the striking Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain, home to Warhol, Christo and many French artists. The Musée des Beaux-Arts boasts names like Rodin, Dufy and Sisley. Other must-sees include Marc Chagall Museum and the Musée Matisse in the Cimiez district. Nearby lie ancient Roman ruins at the Musée et Site Archéologigues. Matisse's magnificent Rosaire Chapel is located near Nice in Vence, and the Musée Picasso, in Antibes, is in a wonderful small castle overlooking the sea.

Day 3: French Riviera Day Trips from Nice

Take in the French Riviera by driving the stunning coastal road known as the Corniche. Visit the tiny principality of Monaco and the casinos and yachts of Monte Carlo. Return via Eze, a pretty medieval village perched high on a hilltop. Spend a day millionaire-watching in iconic St. Tropez. Take a boat cruise along the coast, soak in the movie-star glamor of Cannes, enjoy the fishing village atmosphere of Antibes, explore the lavender-infused Provence surrounding Saint Paul de Vence, or go shopping in an Italian market.

Tours & Tickets

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Monaco and Eze Small Group Day Trip from Nice

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 319 Reviews

Spend a day on the beautiful French Riviera with a small-group day trip from Nice to Eze and Monaco. Take a perfumery tour in Eze, see the changing of the ...  Read more

Location: Nice, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $117.65

French Riviera Small Group Day Trip from Nice

4.5 star rating: Recommended 196 Reviews

From Monte Carlo to Cannes you'll see all the fabulous towns of the French Riviera on this small-group day trip from Nice. You’ll delight in the scenic drive ...  Read more

Location: Nice, France
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $140.81

Provence Countryside Small Group Day Trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 266 Reviews

See the picturesque villages and lovely countryside of Provence on a small-group day trip from Nice. With your transport taken care of, you can sit back and ...  Read more

Location: Nice, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $117.65

Private Luxury Yacht Cruise from Nice with Personal Skipper

Experience the French Riviera in luxury on this private yacht cruise from Nice. Let your personal skipper whisk you away along the stunning Côte d’Azur ...  Read more

Location: Nice, France
Duration: Varies

From USD $136.71

Nice Segway Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Explore top Nice attractions and take pictures you can’t wait to share on a fun 1-hour or 2-hour Segway tour. Cruise through historic Old Town, admire the ...  Read more

Location: Nice, France
Duration: 1 hour or 2 hours

From USD $41.01

Italian Markets Shopping Tour from Nice

4.5 star rating: Recommended 53 Reviews

Get a taste of Italy and its wonderful open-air markets on an Italian Riviera shopping spree from Nice. With your minivan transport taken care of, you can sit ...  Read more

Location: Nice, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $125.77

Monaco and Eze Private Day Tour from Nice

4.5 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

See the best of the French Riviera on a private tour from Nice to Eze and Monaco. Drive along the Middle Corniche; stop along the way for gorgeous vistas over ...  Read more

Location: Nice, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $97.92

Small-Group Tour: Grasse Perfumery and Provence Wine-Tasting Day Trip from Nice

4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Head inland from Nice to see the best of Provence on a full-day tour, discovering the beauty of the region’s much-applauded landscape. Pass rocky promontories ...  Read more

Location: Nice, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $149.01

St Tropez Small Group Day Trip from Nice

4 star rating: Recommended 18 Reviews

Luxury yachts, fashion boutiques, terrace cafes where else but Saint Tropez? See where the beautiful people hang out on this small group day trip from Nice.

Location: Nice, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $205.06

Nice Art Tour: Chagall Museum, Matisse Museum and the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

4.5 star rating: Recommended 10 Reviews

Discover the famous artistic heritage of the French Riviera on a full-day art tour, incorporating must-see museums and an opulent villa. With an expert guide, ...  Read more

Location: Nice, France
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $101.16

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