Old Town (“Vieux Nice”)
Old Town is still the heart of Nice, just as it was in the 16th century. Today it’s where you’re as likely to find the older generation having a chat over a cup of coffee as you are to find young people drinking in the trendy new bars. Head to the famous flower market, which is an institution; it’s a great place to find Socca, the local chickpea pancake (a bit like a crepe). The Cathedrale Sainte Réparate is a wonderful place to visit and still holds a powerful place in local life. But most of all, just wander the back streets among the pastel buildings and take in a little of old and new Nice.