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Visit Nice: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: One of the largest towns in France, Nice is also the most visited resort and our favourite Riviera resort town in France

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Nice. For detailed visitor information see the Nice travel guide.

Nice is situated in the Alpes-Maritimes department and Provence region, in the south-east of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Alpes-Maritimes department (general information: Nice is 687 kilometres from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Nice include "secteur sauvegarde" and "ville fleurie 4*".

Popular places to visit nearby include Villa Ephrussi at 5 km and Beaulieu-sur-Mer at 5 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Nice, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Nice in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Alpes-Maritimes

Map of places to visit near Nice


Markets in and near Nice

Market days in Nice: weekly market: Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday & Friday;

  • Nice: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (0km)
  • Villefranche-sur-Mer: market Saturday (3km)
  • Beaulieu-sur-Mer: market Saturday (5km)
  • Saint-Laurent-du-Var: market Tuesday & Sunday (7km)
  • Cagnes-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Friday (11km)
  • Carros: market Saturday (12km)
  • Vence: market Tuesday & Friday (13km)
  • Antibes: market Wednesday & every day except Monday (18km)
  • Menton: market Tuesday & Monday (21km)
  • Valbonne: market Tuesday & Thursday & Friday (22km)

More information about Nice, Provence

Tourist attractions near Nice, France

What to do at Nice? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Nice.


  • Marineland d'Antibes (15km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Trophy of Augustus (12km)
  • Saorge Monastery (39km)
  • Frejus Cathedral cloisters (52km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Lerins (Cannes) (27km)
  • Eglise de St Raphaël (Saint-Raphael) (51km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Léonce (Frejus) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin botanique (1km)
  • Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild (5km)
  • Jardin botanique de la villa Thuret (18km)
  • Serre de la Madone (20km)
  • Palais Carnolès (20km)
  • La citronneraie (20km)
  • Le Vallon du Brec (21km)
  • Jardin de la Villa Fort de France (29km)
  • Parc du château de la Napoule (33km)
  • Arboretum Marcel Kroenlein (46km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cascade de Gairaut (4km)
  • Tete de Chien (11km)
  • Baou de Saint-Jeannet (12km)
  • Grottes de Saint-Cezaire (38km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique du Cap Ferrat (4km)
  • Parc Phœnix (6km)
  • Parc zoologique de Fréjus (50km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Nice

Canton: Nice

Arrondissement: Nice

Department: Alpes-Maritimes

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Nice

from Nice (prefecture): 0 km

from Paris: 687 km

from Calais: 903 km

from Nice: 0 km

from Bordeaux: 637 km

from Strasbourg: 544 km

Getting here

Nice 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.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beaulieu-sur-Mer, Cap Ferrat, Falicon, La Trinite and Villefranche-sur-Mer.

This page in French: Visiter Nice

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