A visit to the most famous city on the Côte d’Azur is exciting enough for most travelers. To really appreciate the top spots in Nice, you need to have a good guide. For the Memories Tour, our guide Stephanie Is one of the best. She’s lived in the city more than 30 years and she’s studied it all.
Top Spots in Nice
Sightseeing on Day 2 in Nice started from our hotel, the Beau Rivage, across the street from the famous “Prom,” or Promenade des Anglais.
It was a crystal clear day, so the views of the city and the coastline were magnificent. The sea was a brilliant blue, a sharp contrast to the white stones on the beach and the pale, “Riviera-style” architecture along the distant hillside.
Our first stop was for a group photo at the iconic blue chair sculpture.
Next, a bit of history ..,
Tourism has been the main industry for Nice for centuries. Many of the famous people who lived here, like Matisse, Chekhov, and Marc Chagall, came for their health and the clean air. Italy, for example, had “bad air” because of the coal industry.
Although much of Nice was destroyed through the years prior to the 1600s, the tie with Italy through the years is strongly visible, from the architecture to the food.
Top Spots in Nice to Dine
Along our tour route, one of our guests, Cheryl Jamison, broke away to run into La Merenda to make reservations for lunch. The restaurant of Michelin Star chef Dominique Le Stanc is one of our food expert and talk show host’s top spots in Nice to dine when she’s here from Sante Fe.
Top Spots in Nice by Bus
An extraordinary lunch at La Merenda was followed by a hop-on-hop off bus ride out and about Nice.
Top Spots in Nice On Your Own
After a packed day of sightseeing, the tour gals were on their own to play in Nice. Some of the daring took to the skies…