The Top 5 by town in the coastal area

1 May 2023

What to do, what to see this summer in the Nice Côte d’Azur area?

Discover the best of Nice – Eze – Beaulieu-sur-Mer – Cagnes-sur-MerCap d’Ail – Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat – Saint-Laurent-du-Var  Villefranche-sur-Mer

Towns and villages in the coastal area


  1. Climb to the top of the Castle Hill and enjoy an exceptional panorama.
  2. Relax in the sun on one of the many public or private beaches and “take a dip” in the deep blue sea.
  3. Stroll through one of the most beautiful markets in France and treat yourself to a load of flowers.
  4. Taste the famous pan bagnat and other specialities from Nice.
  5. Get the French Riviera Pass (24h, 48h or 72h) to enjoy the best of Nice and its region.


  1. Stroll in the medieval village.
  2. Observe the sunset at the Fort de la Revère.
  3. Take a break on one of the terraces of a luxury hotel.
  4. Take a hike and enjoy the view.
  5. Visit the Exotic Garden.


  1. Treat yourself to a private 100% Zen and 100% solar coastal boat-trip.
  2. Visit Villa Kérylos, a Greek villa from the Belle Epoque period.
  3. Go shopping and a make a gourmet stopover in a privileged place.
  4. Follow in the footsteps of a prestigious past and a unique architectural heritage.
  5. Dive into the world of gambling and its beautiful setting.


  1. Enjoy a 360° view of the Côte d’Azur from the tower of the Château-Musée Grimaldi du Haut-de-Cagnes.
  2. Get drunk from a sea ride in the bay of Cros-de-Cagnes aboard a Speed Boat.
  3. Let yourself be surprised by the unexpected garden and the contemporary art course of Polygone Riviera.
  4. Fall under the spell of the gardens of the Renoir Museum in the shade of centuries-old olive trees.
  5. Hesitate between a siesta on the beach or one of the many water activities on offer.

Cap d’Ail

  1. Stroll along the coastal path and admire the “Belle Epoque” villas.
  2. Swim in the turquoise waters of the Mala River.
  3. Climb “la tête de chien” and enjoy a superb panoramic view.
  4. Discover the history of Cap d’Ail at the Villa Les Camélias.
  5. Go kayaking.


  1. Stroll through the streets of the village and on the quays of the port.
  2. Discover Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat “sea side” by boat, paddle or kayak.
  3. Walk along the coastal paths and, at the bend in a cove, dive into the crystal-clear waters.
  4. Discover the wonders of the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild and escape into its magnificent gardens.
  5. Laze in the sun on the terrace or on a deckchair, with the sea as the only horizon…


  • Walk along the Var river through the Departmental Park of the Rives du Var and then along the seaside to the large marina.
  • Enjoy the joys of the beach and water activities.
  • Enjoy the thrill of hoverboarding or have fun on the aquatic course.
  • Stroll along one of the large seafront terraces and go shopping at Cap 3000
  • Follow an unusual walk in the old village thanks to a signposted route, connected and accessible to all.


  1. Admire the most beautiful harbour and practice a nautical activity.
  2. Walk around the old town.
  3. Visit the citadel and its museums.
  4. Going round the Chemin de Ronde.
  5. Visit the Cocteau Chapel Saint-Pierre.

Here are, in my opinion, the best things to do and see on the Nice Côte d’Azur coastline! Enjoy your stay!

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Assistant Director of Marketing and Communication at the Nice Côte d'Azur Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau