Nice tourism and travel guide

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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

Nice is situated in the Alpes-Maritimes department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

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.

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

Below you can see 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.

Popular places to visit nearby include Villa Ephrussi at 5 km and Beaulieu-sur-Mer at 5 km.

Nice, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 3 km (direction east)

The small harbour town of Villefranche-sur-Mer is in one of the loveliest positions on...

See Villefranche-sur-Mer guide
Villa Ephrussi

Villa Ephrussi

at 5 km (direction east)

Villa Ephrussi is an beautiful villa with views across the Riviera, impressive architecture and...

See Villa Ephrussi guide


at 5 km (direction east)

One of the more low-key riviera resorts, Beaulieu-sur-Mer is a pleasant place to take...

See Beaulieu-sur-Mer guide
Villa Kérylos

Villa Kérylos

at 5 km (direction east)

Villa Kerylos is the recreation of a Greek Villa, with mosaics and frescoes, built...

See Villa Kérylos guide
Cap Ferrat

Cap Ferrat

at 5 km (direction east-south-east)

Cap Ferrat has a pretty port, a lovely coast walk and the Ville Ephrussi...

See Cap Ferrat guide
The Jardin Exotique d\'Eze

The Jardin Exotique d'Eze

Garden at 8 km (direction east-north-east)

The Exotic Garden of Eze is a beautiful garden overlooking the Cote d'Azur...

See The Jardin Exotique d'Eze guide


at 8 km (direction east-north-east)

Eze is one of our favourite villages in the whole of France, with exceptional...

See Eze guide


Seaside resort at 11 km (direction west-south-west)

If you visit the resort and beaches of Cagnes-sur-Mer be sure to also explore...

See Cagnes-sur-Mer guide
La Turbie

La Turbie

at 12 km (direction east-north-east)

The small village of La Turbie developed in medieval times, or earlier, around the...

See La Turbie guide
The Jardin Exotique de Monaco

The Jardin Exotique de Monaco

Garden at 12 km (direction east-north-east)

Stunning exotic garden overlooking Monaco and the Cote d'Azur...

See The Jardin Exotique de Monaco guide


at 12 km (direction west)

On of the highlights in the pretty village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence is the famous Museum...

See Saint-Paul-de-Vence guide


at 13 km (direction north-east)

Peillon is a small village, but the picturesque cobbled streets and the stunning views...

See Peillon guide
Fondation Maeght

Fondation Maeght

Museum at 13 km (direction west)

The Fondation Maeght art gallery in Saint-Paul-de-Vence features works by famous modern artists such...

See Fondation Maeght guide


at 13 km (direction east-north-east)

The Municipality of Monaco, with high-rise blocks squeezed onto every square inch, is a...

See Monaco guide

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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

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

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

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