There are a number of ports you can visit on the French Riviera during a cruise around the Mediterranean, with Nice being one of the most popular.
Widely regarded as the crown jewel of the Cote d’Azur, Nice sits in a stunning beachfront location, which means many visitors are more than happy to simply lie back on a sandy beach and relax under the sun.
However, if you are visiting the city on a cruise holiday and have limited time ashore, then there is still plenty more to explore aside from the beach.
For a start, you might elect to head for the Old Town area to explore the cobbled streets and historical buildings that are oozing with character.
The Cathédrale Sainte-Réparate in the heart of the city is well worth a visit to marvel at the intricate decorations that have been added over hundreds of years, whilst the Crypte - located underneath Place Garibaldi – is also well worth a visit to learn move about Nice and the hidden city that is found under the modern streets.
A stroll along Promenade des Anglais – which runs alongside the beach – will give plenty of opportunity to grab a bite to eat or something to drink, whilst the Rue du Paradis is the place to if you fancy doing some shopping – with everything from designer stores to small boutiques.
You can also expect to find a range of open air markets where you can seek out a bargain before returning to your ship.
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