In the heart of the French Riviera lies Nice, famous for its relaxed atmosphere, fine wine tours, and delicious seafood restaurants. Take a stroll along the promenade or visit the local markets to get a taste of life in southern France.
Icelandair offers regular flights to Nice from North America for access to the beautiful beaches, picture-perfect waters, and rich cultural scene that defines the French Riviera.
Ahead of your flight’s arrival in Nice, why not explore the majestic fjords and breathtaking landscapes of Iceland? When you book with Icelandair, you can add a Stopover in Iceland for no additional airfare.
There is plenty to see and do in Nice. Take a relaxed stroll along the beach promenade, explore the historic Old Town, or take a trip to the top of Castle Hill to see the castle ruins and beautiful artificial waterfall.
Art lovers will want to head to Musée Matisse or Villa Masséna Musée to explore 19th and 20th-century French art collections. Whereas insight into Nice’s rich religious heritage can be found at the Notre-Dame de Nice, a Roman Catholic basilica.
The adventurous type of traveler might opt for a trip outside the city to visit the lavender fields of Valensole, or take a sailing trip out from the Port of Nice.
Inspired by its neighbors in the Mediterranean and Italian Alps, Nice has developed a unique cuisine defined by locally grown produce, including olives, almonds, tomatoes, and sardines.
For the ultimate culinary trip to Nice, sample authentic socca (a flatbread-like pancake made from chickpea flour and olive oil) after a delicious meal of salade nicoise or ratatouille.
Nice is ultimately a city bursting at the seams with restaurants, bars, and cafes to explore. You’ll find a range of different eateries situated around the historic square of Place Masséna, and there are opportunities to sample the local grape on a wine tour.
Foodies, especially, will adore eating out in Nice’s seafood restaurants and tasting some of the finest food in southern France.
Nice’s 6,000 stores make this city a paradise for those who love to shop.
Famous, especially, as a destination for luxury shoppers, the area known locally as Carré d’Or (or the Golden Square) is home to a variety of designer brand stores and high-end retailers. The streets are lined with lush green trees and quaint French cafes, giving the shopping experience a distinctly elegant feel.
Head to Vieux Nice (the Old Town) if you prefer trendy boutiques and craft shops.
Explore Nice’s vibrant market life at one of the many markets dotted across the city. From flower and food stalls to flea markets, antique markets, and markets for locally produced goods – you won’t be short of opportunities to enjoy this part of French cultural life.