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Nice, the emblem of French romanticism, equal (or almost) to Paris? Judging by the clichés conveyed by the famous series Emily in Paris, it seems that it is. In any case, for some foreigners who love France. This city, which is the capital of the Alpes-Maritimes department on the Côte d’Azur, has something to seduce anyone. With its unparalleled views of the Mediterranean Sea and the crazy charm of its narrow streets, you are certain to be won over. And what about the Promenade des Anglais, which is so chic that it finds few equivalents in the country? Yes, Nice is a romantic city and there is no shortage of activities to prove it to you. Here are five.
🔝 Just the best. If you have little time to visit Nice, here is a selection of the essential things to do there.
Take a boat trip at sunset
This is the flagship activity for lovers looking for a moment of intimacy with an unobstructed view of Nice. The advantage? “Nissa, la bella” will not be the only treasure you can admire. The Côte d’Azur has no shortage of them, in fact. We should mention the splendid bay of Villefranche-sur-Mer in particular, a real jewel of the region, the coast of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat and its opulent villas, or the mythical city of Saint-Tropez. Prepare your eyes! There are many boat rental providers in Nice for sea trips and they offer ships of all sizes.
Create your own perfume for a unique moment for two
Want to create your own unique fragrance? That’s exactly what the Molinard perfumery in Nice offers. Obviously, you will be helped by an expert who will help you discover complex scents that you can mix to obtain the perfume that suits you. This is a workshop that has existed since 1994 and which delights lovers in search of a unique and romantic sensory experience on the Côte d’Azur.
Stroll through the garden of the Cimiez Monastery
Notice to lovers of contemplative walks hand-in-hand, this next activity was made for you. Adjoining the monastery of Cimiez, the garden of the same name awaits its visitors with nearly 10,000 m² of greenery. It is a romantic place inspired by Italian gardens – the first of its kind on the Côte d’Azur. Indeed, the garden of Cimiez has kept its original layout dating from the 16th century, which divides it into several different areas of vegetation. The icing on top of the cake for our lovers: the top of its hill offers a magnificent view of the city of Nice!
Treat yourself to a helicopter tour of the Côte d’Azur
Ok, this may not be the most eco-friendly activity presented here, but for couples looking for a little thrill and, above all, an unparalleled view of the Côte d’Azur, it is possible to treat yourself to a helicopter ride. You will fly over Cap-d’Ail, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Èze, Villefranche-sur-Mer, and of course, the famous Promenade des Anglais in Nice. Several options exist, from collective to private flights, and with or without commentary from the pilot.
Eat in a starred restaurant
Clearly, Nice has nothing to envy from other major city in France in terms of gastronomy. There are dozens of local dishes, as well as some very good restaurants. The city is also home to several Michelin-starred establishments. This is the cases of Les Agitateurs and the Chantecler which know how to best showcase the products of the region. Let’s not forget about Flaveur (two stars), located in the heart of the city, which transports you all around the planet by the sheer force of your taste buds. With restaurants like these, it would be impossible not to impress your significant other during your romantic weekend in Nice.
That’s it, we hope we’ve helped you find activities for your romantic weekend in Nice. If you have any others to recommend, feel free to share them in the comments.