What To Do In Nice On Holiday

Updated 5 March 2020 | by Lara McComish

Nice, Cote d'Azur, France

Wouldn't it be nice to go to Nice in the South of France? Nice is the crown of the Côte d'Azur, famed for its covetable reputation as a beguiling coastal mecca. Get the most of your holiday with our family-friendly, one-week itinerary. 


Old town in Nice, France

The best way to get a flavour of your home for the week is to explore the charmingly dinky alleyways of Nice's Old Town. A mix between the old and the new - Vieux Nice offers you the space to take in the second-to-none old-worldy architecture, as well as sample the more modern assortment of restaurants, bars and boutiques. 


Promenade des Anglais, Nice in France

You've seen it in the guidebooks, but Promenade des Anglais is even more impressive in person. Voluptuously curved around the Baie des Anges, this cyclist and skateboard friendly sweep is an absolute must-see. The iconic stretch is also a very clear indicator of where Nice's splendid New Town begins.


Neptune beach in Nice

Nice is a magnet for sun-seekers. You'll be spoilt for choice for sandy spots, but with kids in tow - you should also consider a beach with child-friendly pools and play areas. So? Well, we're just going to throw the names Neptune and Ruhl out there for you to sit with... 



Come on down to Parc Phoenix for a fix of flora and fauna. This child-oriented botanical garden boasts 7 hectares of greenery and wildlife, including, but not limited to a multitude of free-flying exotic birds. Wow-ee! Toto, I've a feeling we're not in France anymore...


Girl looking at museum exhibition

Calling all culture vultures - Nice has a cracking collection of museums. AND many of them have free entry for young children. Our all-round top picks include Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art ContemporainMusée Matisse and Musée National Marc Chagall. Pick the one that tickles your fancy, or weave your way around them all to fill a whole day. 


Shopping bags

On the penultimate day of your trip, head to Nice Etoile for some close to the wire souvenir shopping. Shop til you drop and then fuel up at one of the mall's generous restaurant offerings. There's also a cinema on hand for any impromptu rainy day entertainment voids... 


Ice creams

Before you make the weary trip across the Channel, head back into the old town for a last minute ice cream date. The famous Fenocchio store will provide you with the scoop of the day - and it'll keep the kids sweet at the end of a holiday to remember.    

So, how about it? Take a look at our villas in Nice - they're well nice...