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Things to do in Alpes-Maritimes

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Zoo
“For the Kids Marine Park, (Dolphins/ Whales/Sea lions etc) Water Park flumes, wave pool (Aquasplash) Crazy Golf ”
  • 275 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The former workshop of Picasso has been converted in a museum dedicated to its former occupant. Whether it is for the art collection or for the stunning view from the terrace, the Picasso Museum is a must go.”
  • 196 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Along the Promenande Paillon you will find the the colorful building of old Nice. Visit the flower and antique et at Cours Saleya, enjoy local specialties such as socca, buy some olive oil, baskets, spices, and soaps. Basically, shop till you drop! Then stop for a glass of rosé and people watch.”
  • 384 locals recommend
Convention Center
“The Cannes Film Festival is one of the most famous international festivals in the world, celebrating both art-house and mainstream cinema. Cannes comes alive every May when the most celebrated names in the film world descend on the city. Although the festival takes place all over town in every theatre, cinema and hotel, the main concentration is on its most famous street, La Croisette.”
  • 276 locals recommend
Road
“to go for a walk with family/loved one, to jog in the morning or just to enjoy the nice architecture of the most iconic hotels of Nice such as Negresco. Full of restaurants right by the sea... ”
  • 240 locals recommend
Museum
“The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art often features an exhibit along with their permanent collection featuring Nice native Yves Klein. Niki de Saint Phalle also has a permanent collection. Do not miss the rooftop of the MAMAC for spectacular views of the city!”
  • 215 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“The newest shopping mall on the Cote DÁzur food, movies, selection of shops.”
  • 165 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Matisse spent a lot of time in this region. An very important impressionist artist, this museum is a must see. You can also buy prints of the artist’s work. Open 10am-6pm (closed on Tuesdays). Admission is 10 EUR for a ticket that’s good for 48 hours.”
  • 170 locals recommend
Park
“Very nice view over the city from the top of the park and the walk to get there is very nice.”
  • 254 locals recommend
Route
“Famous shopping street, with high end shops, concept stores, cafes and boutiques”
  • 187 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“ The medieval quarter of Le Suquet used to be the only village in the area before it expanded down towards the sea and became Cannes as we know it today. It is the oldest part of Cannes and a wonderful place full of winding, cobbled streets and old cottages. It now has a good choice of family-run places as well as good restaurants and bars, but the best reason to visit Le Suquet is the view: look down from here over the old port below and across to the entire stretch of the coastline beyond.”
  • 241 locals recommend
Port
“Possible to go to Monaco by the motorway but the waterfront road is lovely (despite strong risk of traffic jams!): go to Nice, then Villefranche-sur-Mer, Beaulieu and Cap d'Ail”
  • 176 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“Take a 1 day cruise to the islands, where the mysterious Man in the Iron Mask was held captive for a time and appreciation the raw and wild Mediterranean vegetation, while being just in front of Cannes.”
  • 206 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Amazing view on the French riviera. The best panoramic spots where you can enjoy the view on Promenade des Anglais or Port of Nice. You can come up by foot or take an elevator. Opening hours: 8:30-18:00 from 01/10 to 31/03 et 8:30-20:00 from 01/04 to 30/09”
  • 246 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The national Marc Chagall museum was created by the artist's will to bring together in one-purpose-built place his most important biblical works: the 17 painting which make up the Biblical Message. ”
  • 128 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“Un des marché les plus couru de la côte d'Azur! The famous marketplace of the french riviera!”
  • 237 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“On y mange la meilleure "socca" de Nice. You can eat the best Socca in Nice. Socca is the traditional plate of Nice.”
  • 189 locals recommend
Nightclub
“Prices - $$$ City: CANNES Le Baoli is the best night club in Cannes and it's quite selective. If you manage to get in you'll have a good time”
  • 85 locals recommend
Real Estate Agency
“Famous place with the Movies festival and the stairs that all the stars have climben, lots of palaces along the bay. Beautiful pyrotechnic festival above the sea on 7, 15 and 24 of August 2015.”
  • 109 locals recommend
Hotel
“The iconic Negresco five-star Hotel is an inseparable part of the city landscape, established in 1912. Hard to believe, but this hotel was once a hospital – during World War I to be exact. Since 1957, it is belong to Madame Augier, a public figure in Nice. It has been and still is a holiday destination for many celebrities and billionaires who choose to pass their summer vacation. Rumor has it that Mrs. Augier is planning to bequeath the hotel to her cat when the time comes. The entrance is available only for clients of the hotel, so make sure you are ready to buy something to eat or drink at the bar or restaurant. ”
  • 114 locals recommend
Café
“Small well known restaurant in Nice. Always full so consider to go there not too late for lunch.”
  • 97 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“If you are after specialty oyster place, this is a restaurant of your choice.”
  • 65 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Fait maison et toujours frais ; desserts XXL qu'on oublie pas et très grande terrasse agréable sur la piétonne / Homemade and always fresh; XXL desserts that we forget and very nice terrace on the pedestrian.”
  • 68 locals recommend
Miscellaneous Shop
“Découverte de la fabrication du verre soufflé Discovery of the manufacture of blown glass Scoperta delle fabricazione di vetro soffiato”
  • 53 locals recommend

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