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Nice in October

I'm leaving for my backpacking trip in a week and I'm planning my itinerary for Nice. I will be staying in Nice October 3-5. Any recommendations on what sights and museums to see, activites to do, and places to eat? So far I have vieux Nice, the promenade, Matisse museum, the Flower market, and Le Chateau. Thanks!!

Posted by
1320 posts

I agree with the suggestions and would add Fenocchio for ice cream (you'll want to visit at least once a day) and Le Safari (cafe) on the Cours Saleya. Enjoy!

Posted by
531 posts

for 3 nights you already have a good amount to cover. you may also consider the Chagall museum (really enjoyed it), the Russian Orthodox church (the largest outside of Russia), and don't hesitate to do some lounging on the beach.

I was there at the very end of Sept and it was JUST barely warm enough to get in the water. Loved it.

And for side trips, of course there is Monaco. But I wish I had checked out Eze instead. Oh well, next time. I didn't have time to see the Matisse museum, but that is a big priority next time for me. (the beach took priority last time!).

Posted by
8700 posts

Definitely do not miss the Matisse museum. And I'll enthusiastically second Amy's recommendation of the Chagall museum.

You could take a half-day trip to Antibes. Walk through the walled old town and visit the Picasso museum.

If you want to combine a visit to a perched hilltop village with great views of the coastline and the sea, take bus #112 from Nice to Eze-le-Village and back.

Posted by
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Thanks for your suggestions! Eze sounds wonderful..how long does it take to get there on the bus?

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8700 posts

The ride from Nice to Eze-le-Village takes 20 minutes. See the timetables here.

Posted by
66 posts

GREAT place to eat -- Terres de Truffe, 11 rue Saint Francois de Paule (near the Cours Saleya). Also sells truffle oils, etc. Save room for dessert!