The entire French Riviera is a dream to visit and Nice is the main hub in the region. What it lacks in Yoga it makes up for in literally everything else. Here’s what you can look forward to if you ever come by for a visit…
Where to get your Yoga fix:
1. Art Yoga Studio.
This place is immaculately clean and offers classes in English or French. Only downside is that it’s a tad expensive, but that’s any yoga studio in this city. A first time drop-in is 10 euros and a single class after that is 18 euros.
2. Yoga by the Sea.
Not a studio, but a teacher named Berta hosts a class every weekend outside overlooking the Mediterranean. If I remember correctly, classes are 10 euros each and the experience is lovely.
Eat & Drink:
This is where it gets interesting. Our all-time favorite place to experience delicious, authentic food in a homey atmosphere is Le Merenda. They have no phone and no website so you can only make a reservation in person. Go early– there’s only enough room for 12-15 people in the restaurant.
Another classic Nicois place is Acciardo. They serve up incredible Provencal country food and make the best Daube I’ve ever had in my life. It’s also extremely well priced. They fill up quickly, so definitely call ahead to reserve a table.
Get ice cream at Fennocchio in the Vieux Nice and have fun deciding between the 90+ flavors! They have everything from rose to lavender, cactus to beer, cappuccino (my favorite) to rice pudding– seriously, just about anything you can think of. This year they debuted a new flavor: Early Gray. There’s also Grom Gelateria on Rue Massena which has the BEST Stracciatella ever.
For pizza, look no further than Attimi just off Place Massena which will run about 12 euros, or grab a classic Italian sandwich at Casa Della Piadina for a cheap but delicious lunch for around 7 euros. They even make their flat breads from scratch and right in front of you.
Vegan friends, eat your hearts out at our personal favorite place, Caju, where you can get smoothies or vegan burgers that will blow your mind. Or for a fancier, more expensive vegan meal, head to the Vegan Gorilla.
If you’re looking for a fancy night out, eat at L’horlage for dinner and then go upstairs to the rooftop bar of the Aston Hotel for drinks. You will not be disappointed! Gorgeous views and some of the best food ever.
Sights & Experiences
Walk up to the Colline du Chateau for the best views of the city. Do this during the day because they lock the access points after dark.
Visit Cours Saleya any weekday morning for a massive food and flower market that will indulge your senses. Eat a slice of pissaladiere and a serving of socca while you’re here! This is available every day except Monday which is an equally large antique market.
At night, Saleya turns into bar-central. It’s very smokey but incredibly lively with tons of indoor-outdoor cafes and bars. Grab a tray of oysters and sit down with an icey cocktail for amazing people watching any night of the week.
And make sure you go to the beach!! Nice has some of the most beautiful water you will ever see, and the beach is hard to miss. Walk the Promenade and enjoy the sunshine. Any public beach is free to enjoy, but you can rent a beach chair and umbrella for 4 hours starting at around 15 euros on a private beach, which is pretty affordable if you compare it to Miami or another “beach town.”
Over to you! Have you ever been to Nice? Are you immediately booking a ticket after seeing all you can do here?! 😉
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