This winter, leave the cold and dreariness for an unforgettable holiday under the sun of the French Riviera! Nice is one of the most pleasant cities to visit in France during winter thanks to its mild climate. The Nice walking tour reveals to you its selection of must-do activities as well as the events to see this winter in Nice. Prepare your luggage, Nice has many surprises in store for you!
Activities to do this winter in Nice
Discover Nice under the sun
The sun is out all year round on the Côte d’Azur, even in winter! Discover the emblematic places of Nice without having to take out your umbrella: the Promenade des Anglais, the Vieux-Nice, the port of Nice, the Place Masséna or the Promenade du Paillon.
Cultural visits in Nice
Nice is famous for its museums and hosts numerous exhibitions admired by millions of tourists every year. Discover the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art as well as the Natural History Museum of Nice at only 10 minutes walk from the start of the Nice Walking tour. A cultural visit to do with your children, as a couple or even alone!
Shopping in Nice
Your 4-star hotel in the heart of Nice is ideally located to organise an afternoon shopping in Nice during the winter sales. Within a few minutes walk, you can reach the most beautiful luxury boutiques of the Carré d’Or de Nice, the Galeries Lafayette, the Nicétoile shopping centre as well as the big names such as H&M, Zara or Sephora.
Skiing day in the heights of the Southern Alps
Winter means snow and a day on the slopes! Take advantage of Nice’s geographical situation, situated between the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, to organise a day skiing with your family during your stay.Learn about the nearest station with the Nice walking tour accessible by bus with Lignes d’Azur 100% snow bus service or 1h30 by car.
Drinking a drink on the terrace in Nice in winter
During your winter holidays, take advantage of the numerous heated terraces of the restaurants and cafés of Nice. Some of them also offer plaids such as Le Bateleur in the Vieux-Nice or Le Café des Chineurs located near the Petit Marais, rue Cassini. It’s the ideal place to have a drink with friends in the warmth after a long day in the mountains!
The must-see events in Nice in winter
December: Christmas Market
Winter in Nice starts with its unmissable Christmas Market on the Promenade du Paillon, only 2 minutes walk from the start of the Nice walking tour. Admire the illuminations and animations that decorate the square and discover the many surprises that await you at the market: skating rink, Ferris wheel, Christmas food tasting, chalets offering artisanal products, etc.
January: The 20th anniversary of the Prom’Classic
Start the year sportingly by celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Prom’Classic on 5 January 2020 in Nice! 10 kilometres of racing with breathtaking scenery await you as well as a spectacular finish on the famous Promenade des Anglais.
February : Nice Carnival
The winter ends in apotheosis on the French Riviera with the famous Nice Carnival. It is the most famous carnival in France and one of the most famous in the world. It takes place during 3 weekends and attracts more than 200 000 spectators every year. Come and admire the King of the Carnival and his fashion show subjects on the theme “King of Fashion”. Live the experience at 100% with the whole team of the Nice walking tour e who will disguise themselves for the occasion and reserve you beautiful and colourful surprises.
Enjoy a magical stay in Nice during the winter! Book your Nice walking tour to be at the heart of the biggest events in the region and access all the activities on foot quickly.