10 things to do in Nice for less than €20

Travel February 7, 2017

Year-round sunshine, beautiful beaches, delicious food, amazing museums… Trust us, the Queen of the French Riviera doesn’t disappoint! Enjoy your language stay in Nice and let this elegant holiday destination unveil its secrets through the affordable activities that our friends at Alpha-B recommend:


Taste Fenocchio’s ice cream

This ice cream parlour opened in 1966 in Nice’s old town and has always been run by the Fenocchio’s family. Their ice cream is so good that, once you’ll taste it, you will want to go back every day and try all the possible flavour combinations!


Free tour at the Alziari’s Olive Oil Mill

Learn all the different steps of the olive oil’s production through this interesting tour of the Alzari’s mill. Followed by a delicious olive and olive oil tasting, the tour is free of charge.

French Riviera by sea

Discover Nice and its gorgeous coast through a relaxing 1-hour boat tour for €18. From Cap de Nice to the Baie des Anges, passing through the famous bay of Villefranche, the marvellous landscapes and the magnificent villas will leave you speechless.



The sweet world of Confiserie Florian

Located in the old town, this sweet factory opened is 1974 after the purchase of the former Florian chocolate factory, where French artist Matisse was a regular customer. Take advantage of the free guided tours and see how the staff turns the best regional fruits and flowers into candies!


Cross the Port with the free shuttle

Relive the tradition on “Lou Passagin”, the tiny boat that takes you from one side of the port to the other… for free! Just like in the old days, a fisherman drives the charming barque; the service is available for four months over the summer, from 10:00 to 19:00 every day of the week.



Typical food Chez René Socca

Not the best service you can get, but definitely the best socca! Try this typical chickpea-flour bread, as well as other delicious dishes such as the pissaladière and the deep-fried courgette flowers; this legendary shop in the charming old town is the best spot for a tasty break!


Kayak on the shore

If sunbathing is too boring for you, rent a kayak for an affordable price and enjoy the view of the shore while working out! This can be a really fun activity to do with your new school friends.



Have a drink on a rooftop

If you want to catch the sunset from a good location, you should choose one of the best rooftops in Nice, such as “Villa Garibaldi” or “Movida”. Soak up the fashionable vibes and start your night with a good cocktail!


The ‘Coulée verte’

This 12-hectare green corridor in the heart of the city is pretty new, but it quickly became one of the favourite spots of both tourists and locals. With green grass, palms, flowers, fountains and children’s playgrounds, this natural oasis is the perfect place to spend the afternoon.



The Flower Market on Cours Saleya

Get lost in the famous “Marché aux fleurs”! Held every week from Tuesday to Sunday, this market actually includes flowers and food. Immerse yourself in a unique mix of colours and smells… And if you cross the arches, you’ll have a beautiful view of the sea!


Did you fall in love with Nice as we did? Let us know your tips to enjoy the city with less than €20!

By Erica Dell'Acqua

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