Nice's Most Trendy Neighbourhoods

Nice has some beautiful, trendy neighbourhoods
Nice has some beautiful, trendy neighbourhoods | © Fishman64/Shutterstock
Alex Ledsom

Nice has some really trendy neighbourhoods where you can find the coolest shops, fashionable bars, beautiful beaches and new art. Here’s our list of where to go.


Nice’s flower market is still the place to go to taste the delicious local food | © kerenby/Shutterstock

Jean-Médecin, New Town

New Town, as you would expect, is filled with grand avenues and tree-lined streets that house the smart shops and restaurants that are synonymous with Nice. Place Masséna is at the heart of this district and roads lead out from here in all directions. Wander the smart department stores or visit the MAMAC, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. If you’re after some older artwork, head to the Musée Masséna, which has some amazing work from the 18th century and later. It was built for a rich aristocrat and bequeathed to the city on his death. This area is the place for shopaholics and those who want to window shop – especially anyone who likes the latest, fantastic clothes and state-of-the-art chocolate shops.

Jean-Médecin, Nice, France

Le Port

Le Port
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The port area has some lovely bars and restaurants | © Vanderwolf Images/Shutterstock

Le Château

The chateau doesn’t exist anymore but you can still climb the hill where it once stood. It’s well worth the effort as the views are phenomenal at the top. One side overlooks the Baie des Anges, while the other overlooks the port and the daily ferries and cruise ships. It’s a perfect place to get a panoramic shot to put on your Instagram account.

Le Château, Nice, France



Cimiez has always been a sophisticated neighbourhood with a lot to see and do | © irisphoto1/Shutterstock

The Promenade and Beaches

Nice has a series of different beaches that curve round the bay (the Baie des Anges). Some are private where you can sit on a sumptuous sun lounger and order your cocktail while listening to the latest tunes. Others are public, free and offer a more intimate and busy experience. Check out our list of the best here. Whichever you choose, you can’t escape the famous Promenade des Anglais. Built by beggars and funded by the English, it runs the entire course of the bay and is a wonder to walk along. You’ll find every slice of life here – buskers, diners, artisans, etc. A visit to Nice is not complete with a coffee or glass of wine along the seafront in one of the trendy new bars.

Promenade des Anglais, Nice, France

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