Nice: Shopping Holiday

Nice offers a wonderful variety of shopping opportunities from designer boutiques, to street markets and antique shops. The city is best known for its speciality shops and high end designers. Visitors can stake out any number of streets and find fashion gems, but the central area is Magenta Square in the historic centre. Nice is only second to Paris when it comes to fashion, expect famous fashion studios on Rue Paradis and Rue de Sude.

Popular chains can be found on Avenue Jean-Medecin and Rue de Verdun. Boutiques offer not only exclusive clothes but also a wide range of bargains. There is excellent shopping for all tastes and budgets. Arts and crafts are also very popular in Nice and studios can be found along the narrow streets by the Old Town Cathedral.

In summer, Nice hosts an interesting local arts and crafts fair that offers a unique chance to catch a glimpse of the quality and character of the locally produced decorative goods. Confectionery shops are abundant, try the Henri Auer Chocolaterie which tempts visitors with crystallised sugar. Also good for shopping in Nice are the many markets including the flower markets. Visit the Cours Saleya for colourful stalls and the yellow blooming mimosas, Nice's best known flower.