How to do Nice on a budget

The city of Nice on the French Riviera might be one of the world's most glamorous holiday spots, but it is also possible to stay there on a budget. 

How to do Nice on a budget
Timo Newton-Syms

Nice is a beautiful part of France, popular with tourists from all over the world. The capital of the French Riviera, Nice is the ideal spot for anyone looking to soak up the sun thanks to its location in the south of France.

Nice is also a great location for those interested in history as it is one of France’s oldest cities. While it can be known for being an expensive destination, Nice also draws a lot of backpackers and those on tight budgets. You will find a lot to see and do in Nice regardless of your budget. Here are some of our recommendations for top attractions in Nice:

For culture….

Musée des Beaux-Arts

This Nice museum is home to an extensive collection of 19th and 20th century French art. You will find some beautiful paintings and sculptures on show here and admission is free. 

For a stroll…

Promenade des Anglais

This is the main promenade in Nice and home to many bars and restaurants. Known locally as ‘La Prom’ this stretch is always busy with rollerblades, cyclists and those out for a leisurely walk. One of the cities much loved attractions. 

For a city square…

Place Masséna

You will find Place Masséna in central Nice and it is probably the city’s most famous square. It is a beautiful area with fountains and gardens as well as some breathtaking architecture. 

For views…

Fort du mont Alban

Take a trip up to this 16th century fort on the hilltop to see an impressive fort as well as to take in some spectacular views. You can get some great views of the city as well as a look at the Lower Alps too.

For relaxing…

Phare et digue

If you want to escape the hustle and bustle and just sit back and take it all in then check out Phare et digue. You will find it at one end of the harbour and it is a beautiful place to sit out. 

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