There is plenty to see and do in Nice.
The following are what we recommend that you definitely check out during your holiday there:
Promenade des Anglais: Started out as a small coastal road that was used by upper class English families, it is now one of the main roads used in Nice. Now it is an eight-lane highway, 8km long.
Colline du Chateau: Overlooks Baie des Anges and gives a magnificent view of the whole city, from 90 metres above. There are little remains of the castle, except for walls that are crumbling. The castle was felled in the 8th century. The view alone is worth the trek to the top. The hills now are home to a beautiful park, with typical Mediterranean foliage of pine trees and aloes, an alluring waterfall, and a play area for children. If you want another great view of Nice from a high vantage point, check out Mont Boron.
Vieux Nice (Nice Old Town): Nice Old Town is a wonderful maze of streets and alleyways. It is a colourful neighbourhood with tiny alleyways with charming and quirky shops, art galleries and eateries located between many traditional old style houses. The centre of Vieux Nice contains Saint Réparate Cathedral. There are some wonderful museums, including Palais Lascaris to the north east of the town, and decorated in a 17th century style. Rue St. Francois is home to some lovely little shops where you can pick up a bargain!
The very heart of the Old Town is to the south; along Cours Saleca, where the market is. You can smell the fresh fruit and flowers here. Grab a bargain any day of the week here, from antiques to clothes to ornaments! At the Palais de Justice you can pick a book from extensive market library on Saturdays. To the east of Vieux Nice is Colline du Chateau. Colourful houses define Vieux Port, which is reached from Place Garibaldi, and a charming church called Notre-Dame-du-Port.