Nice: Shopping and fun in the South of France

Nice: Shopping and fun in the South of France


Viewed from the sea on a luxury charter, Nice appears as a charming town that blends metropolitan and small-town attractions. Its reputation for quality tourism never fails to please visitors.

Nice is best discovered on foot. Wandering through its districts, each with a unique identity, is a real pleasure. The Palais Masséna exudes the allure of the old town. The palace-museum and its splendid gardens are some of the few sites that escaped the frenzy of renovation that hit several of the city’s residential buildings. Art enthusiasts should include the Museum of Modern Art, Musée de Matisse, Musée Chagall, and Musée des Beaux Arts in their itinerary.

The flower market on Cours Saleya is another lovely attraction. On market day, a bouquet of colors and delicate scents reminiscent of a Burgundy field envelops the avenue. Take a break from your stroll by dining at one of the nearby restaurants that specialize in the local cuisine. Great shopping spots are the Galeries Lafayette, Place Masséna, Nice’s fashion district, rue de Paradis, rue de de la Liberté, and Avenue de Notre Dame.

Take a walk on Promenade des Anglais before heading to the beach.

Nice is the perfect stop for your luxury charter in the Mediterranean, its vibrant lifestyle attracting celebrities and yachters from all over the world. Some of France’s most exclusive beaches are located within reach of the town, like the superbly-equipped Florida beach, Cap d’Ail, the popular Galion Plage, the more secluded Beaulieu sur Mer, and VilleFranche. At La Riserve take a swim by going down some picturesque little steps. Some renowned private beaches are hotel Negresco’s Beach Sport Club, and the fabulous Blue Beach and Bambou Plage.

Novice and expert divers love Nice. The relics and grottos that populate the seabed make for exciting explorations, while the vast offer of water sports will not disappoint fans of wakeboarding, jetskiing, and parasailing.

A cruise of the Southern coast of France should include a stop in Nice. Let your luxury charter heed the call of the magnetic and exciting seaside resort!

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