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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Neighborhood
“Where it all happens in Nice! Bars, restaurants, amazing icecream,several museums... and great for a wander on foot.”
  • 425 locals recommend
Road
“to go for a walk with family/loved one, to jog in the morning or just to enjoy the nice architecture of the most iconic hotels of Nice such as Negresco. Full of restaurants right by the sea... ”
  • 240 locals recommend
Museum
“The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art often features an exhibit along with their permanent collection featuring Nice native Yves Klein. Niki de Saint Phalle also has a permanent collection. Do not miss the rooftop of the MAMAC for spectacular views of the city!”
  • 221 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Matisse spent a lot of time in this region. An very important impressionist artist, this museum is a must see. You can also buy prints of the artist’s work. Open 10am-6pm (closed on Tuesdays). Admission is 10 EUR for a ticket that’s good for 48 hours.”
  • 174 locals recommend
Park
“I would recommend to take a petit train which goes from Place Massena every 20 minutes to Colline du Château and back. Nice trip with audio guide. Would be interesting for all ages. ”
  • 265 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Amazing view on the French riviera. The best panoramic spots where you can enjoy the view on Promenade des Anglais or Port of Nice. You can come up by foot or take an elevator. Opening hours: 8:30-18:00 from 01/10 to 31/03 et 8:30-20:00 from 01/04 to 30/09”
  • 261 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Located a stone´s throw from the Matisse Museum, this is a religious inspired collection.”
  • 131 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“Un des marché les plus couru de la côte d'Azur! The famous marketplace of the french riviera!”
  • 235 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Cap 3000 is a beautiful shopping mall. It's not open sky as the Polygone Riviera, but there are nice terraces and restaurants in front the beach. ”
  • 96 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Chez Pipo is known to the people of Nice as one of the best socca restaurants. The people of Nice come here to taste the socca from generation to generation and thus perpetuate a tradition that has lasted for nearly 100 years. The socca is a galette made from chickpea flour, golden brown in the oven, both soft and crispy, which can be eaten hot and eaten with the fingers by simply adding a little pepper!”
  • 202 locals recommend
Zoo
“Phoenix Park, also known as the "Nice Floral Park" is a botanical and zoological garden located near Nice Airport, in the Arénas district. On 7 hectares, you will find a very high biodiversity, both in terms of fauna and flora, with aviaries, marsupials, porcupines, otters and a pond. One of the major attractions of the site is the large greenhouse of Phoenix Park, which has several tropical climates with, in addition to tropical plants, various bird specimens including flamingos. A play area has also been set up for children. It is an excellent place to spend an afternoon with your family in Nice! Entrance fee to Phoenix Park: 4 euros per person. Discounts are available for families and students.”
  • 143 locals recommend
Department Store
“You can find almost anything at Galeries Lafayette. A good place to experience French shopping at it's best. ”
  • 66 locals recommend
Art Museum
“During your visit to Nice, do not miss the Masséna museum, you must visit this sublime museum just next to the Promenade des Anglais. The place is enchanted, the furniture is sumptuous, the interior is mesmerizing. The art evokes all of these by a scenography which combines the graphic arts, the furniture and the objects of this period and more particularly the history. You will be able to see the death mask of Napoleon made by Doctor Arnolt, the diadem of Joséphine in mother-of-pearl.”
  • 82 locals recommend
Plaza
“It's hard to miss this and if you do, you missed Nice. It is a large place often hosting events with the famous naked Apollo fountain. It divides the Promenade de Paillon where you will find people of all ages playing in the fountains, lying on the grass reading a book or just people watching. Really beautiful.”
  • 104 locals recommend
Hotel
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“Hotel Negresco is a boutique hotel. "Boutique" is an understatement. It's a majestic palace, with a distinct architecture reminiscing us of days bygone when kings, queens, presidents, aristocrats would travel to Nice. You may go in to eat at a restaurant. At the same time, please visit the art gallery inside. ”
  • 114 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Best ice cream , but keep in mind - it is very popular so the line is long!”
  • 161 locals recommend

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Restaurant
“Chez Pipo is known to the people of Nice as one of the best socca restaurants. The people of Nice come here to taste the socca from generation to generation and thus perpetuate a tradition that has lasted for nearly 100 years. The socca is a galette made from chickpea flour, golden brown in the oven, both soft and crispy, which can be eaten hot and eaten with the fingers by simply adding a little pepper!”
  • 202 locals recommend
Hotel
“Hotel Negresco is a boutique hotel. "Boutique" is an understatement. It's a majestic palace, with a distinct architecture reminiscing us of days bygone when kings, queens, presidents, aristocrats would travel to Nice. You may go in to eat at a restaurant. At the same time, please visit the art gallery inside. ”
  • 114 locals recommend
Café
“Small well known restaurant in Nice. Always full so consider to go there not too late for lunch.”
  • 102 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“If you are after specialty oyster place, this is a restaurant of your choice.”
  • 69 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Fait maison et toujours frais ; desserts XXL qu'on oublie pas et très grande terrasse agréable sur la piétonne / Homemade and always fresh; XXL desserts that we forget and very nice terrace on the pedestrian.”
  • 69 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“I couldn't forget to recommand you my favourite bar with tapas and Dj's. My fiancée and I love going there for apero time, to eat the tapas and drink the cocktail of the day, made by professionnal barmen.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“As a restaurant in Nice, I recommend La Voglia. The sizes of the portions are insane. I can almost bet you won't finish your dish, and this for a normal, affordable price. Watch out, you can't book this place, and there are always waiting lines at peak times.”
  • 77 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Very good restaurant, typical french. Always reserve a table, as it is very popular. Very nice service staff, seating in a charming and nice surrounding, food is just heaven.”
  • 71 locals recommend

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