2 days to discover Nice

Weekend in Nice

With its typical landscapes, its gentle way of life and its cultural heritage, Nice la Belle knows how to welcome those who discover it. Offering unforgettable memories in a Mediterranean setting, it is a nugget full of treasures and riches.

The perfect break for a romantic stay or a family getaway! However, discovering all the charms of Nice in 2 days is far from easy. So follow us through the intertwining of its cobbled streets and let us tell you about the Riviera capital like no one else!

La dolce vita by the sea

Because when we come to Nice, we are impatient to see the sea, it is more than obvious that this first day in Nissa la Bella will be dedicated to the big blue sea!

But not too quickly, the city hides within itself a real green lung that it would be a shame to ignore for the richness of its biodiversity.

Recharge the batteries at Phoenix Park

Located by the sea, just a few steps from the famous Promenade des Anglais, Parc Phoenix plays the botanical garden card. After strolling through its gardens, take the time to relax by the pond and meet 2000 animals represented by 70 different species of mammals.

Labeled “Remarkable Garden” for many years, the Park offers a breathtaking green setting and hides a 7000m² greenhouse under which tropical plants and numerous birds are raised in complete freedom.

The Promenade des Anglais

In front of the exceptional setting of the Bay of Angels, come and taste the freshness of the sea breeze, the softness of the sea spray and depending on the season, try a well-deserved nap by the sea.

Perhaps you will opt for lunch on the terrace or on the beach? It's the perfect time to discover the specialties of Provençal cuisine, enjoying an idyllic setting between the deep blue sea, the Belle Epoque facades and the mountains of the Nice hinterland.

Swimming in the Mediterranean

It all depends on the season in which you plan to go for a weekend in Nice, you will tell us. What a shame! In Nice, the people of Nice, the real ones, swim all year round! If it's not the majority of people, many make it their daily ritual in summer and winter.

If you're not yet there and the first heat of summer has warmed up the waves, don't hesitate to take a dip in the crystal clear water of the Mediterranean! For maximum comfort, bring shoes suitable for pebbles, there are no sandy beaches in Nice.

The Castle Hill Park

Once rested, and the intense heat of the middle of the day has passed, head towards the end of the Promenade des Anglais to enter the Château Colline park. To access it, an elevator is available at the exit of the old town. The most courageous are invited to take the hundred steps of the Lesage staircase.

Once up there, it will be difficult to miss the breathtaking view of the Baie des Anges. Cross the hill to enjoy the spectacle of boats entering and leaving the old port of Nice.

Nice’s cultural heritage

From Cours Saleya, start your visit with the legendary flower market classified among the exceptional markets in France, where people from Nice have come to do their shopping since 1861.

A real tourist attraction, it is the starting point for the historic center of the city of Nice. From there, you can stroll through its old Provençal-style neighborhoods to discover its baroque churches such as the Sainte-Réparate cathedral.

You will stop at Place François to enjoy its fish market, at Place Rossetti to sip a cocktail on the terrace before visiting the Palais Lascaris or the Opera!

The Cimiez district

You can take the tram which will take you to the Cimiez district. Along the way, you will cross the road to Coulée verte and Place Garibaldi, known for its traditional terrace restaurants.

Arriving in Cimiez, head towards the archaeological sites (arena, thermal baths, baptistery, museum, etc.) and discover the important historical heritage of the town of Nice. From here, you can also choose art, by visiting the Marc Chagall, Matisse museums or the Nice Conservatory!

Avenue Jean Médecin

Coming back down from the Cimiez district, finish your run on the legendary Avenue Jean Médecin, for which shopping is an institution! Find the biggest brands there alongside small, authentic independent stores that hide gems of all kinds.

At the end of this city walk, you will finish your run on Place Masséna and head towards Parc Albert 1er for a well-deserved gourmet break!