Nice travel guide
Visit Nice: Highlights and Tourist Information
IMPORTANT: this is a summary of local highlights. For detailed visitor information see Nice travel guide
Location: Nice is situated in the Alpes-Maritimes department (Provence region) in the south-east of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Alpes-Maritimes department. (General information: Nice is 687 km from Paris and 903 km from the port at Calais).
Tourist classifications for Nice: Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé) (see also historical French towns); Village in bloom (fr: ville fleurie);
Market days in Nice: weekly market: Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday & Friday; (markets take place in the morning unless indicated)
Popular places to visit near Nice: these include Villefranche-sur-Mer at 3 km and Beaulieu-sur-Mer at 5 km. Jardin botanique is a listed remarkable garden at 1 km and Parc zoologique du Cap Ferrat is a listed zoo or wildlife park at 4 km. For more places to visit nearby and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.
Photos taken within 10 km
Selected places to visit and attractions near Nice, FranceSome places that we or our contributors have visited and reviewed and can recommend close to Nice
Cap Ferrat 5km
La Turbie 12km
Note that all distances from Nice shown above are direct and real driving distances will be greater.
Nice holidays and travel
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Markets near Nice
- Nice: market every Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (0km)
- Villefranche-sur-Mer: market every Saturday (3km)
- Beaulieu-sur-Mer: market every Saturday (5km)
- Saint-Laurent-du-Var: market every Tuesday & Sunday (7km)
- Cagnes-sur-Mer: market every Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Friday (11km)
- Carros: market every Saturday (12km)
- Vence: market every Tuesday & Friday (13km)
- Antibes: market every Wednesday & every day except Monday (18km)
- Menton: market every Tuesday & Monday (21km)
- Valbonne: market every Tuesday & Thursday & Friday (22km)
Tourist attractions nearby
Below we show places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Nice and wondering what to do next! Positions of each of these attractions is shown on the Nice map below.
Aquarium Marineland d'Antibes (15km)
National Monument Trophy of Augustus (12km); Saorge Monastery (39km)
Religious Monument Abbaye de Lerins (Cannes) (27km)
Remarkable Garden Jardin botanique (1km); Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild (5km); Jardin botanique de la villa Thuret (18km); La citronneraie (20km); Palais Carnolès (20km); Serre de la Madone (20km); Le Vallon du Brec (21km); Jardin de la Villa Fort de France (29km); Parc du château de la Napoule (33km)
Site Of Natural Beauty Tete de Chien (11km); Baou de Saint-Jeannet (12km); Grottes de Saint-Cezaire (38km)
Zoo Or Wildlife Park Parc zoologique du Cap Ferrat (4km); Parc Phnix (6km)
Map of places to visit near Nice & Location Information
Distance to Nice
from Nice (local prefecture): 0 km
from Paris: 687 km
from Calais: 903 km
from Nice: 0 km
from Bordeaux: 637 km
from Strasbourg: 544 km
* distances are direct not by road!
Alpes-Maritimes is in the south-east of France. Most visitors fly into Nice airport. Coming from the UK by car the route takes about 12 hours (can be busy in summer). For driving distances to Nice from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.
This page in French: Visitez Nice