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Venturing further along the French Riviera – the 75 miles of Mediterranean-bordered shores that plunge southwest from the Italian border – is a natural extension to your time in Nice.

Day Trips from Nice


With the largest yacht marina on the Côte d'Azur, Antibes is the lovely seaside home to upscale shopping, a Picasso Museum (closed for renovations until early 2008 ), and the Hotel du Cap, temporary abode of some of the Cannes Film Festival’s most famous followers.

13 miles southwest of Nice,
Tags: family | art | culture | architecture | history | day trip


Like Monaco, Cannes is an upscale port town. Stroll La Croisette, the waterfront pathway, shop dozens of designer stores, and take a photo in front of the Festival Palace (site of the Cannes Film Festival).

17 miles southwest of Nice,
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Stroll through the cobblestone pathways of this medieval, hilltop village; visit the tropical garden and the church of Notre Dame or simply soak up the atmosphere at a sidewalk café.

6 miles northeast of Nice,
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This independent principality is famed for its royal governance, spotless streets, and tax haven status. Tour the Prince’s Palace, peruse high-end shops, and linger within the esteemed Monte Carlo quarter, centered on the opulent Monte Carlo Casino.

11 miles northeast of Nice, Monaco,
Tags: gambling | casino | day trip

San Remo

Head to San Remo for a quick taste of the Liguria region of Italy, also known as the Italian Riviera. This cosmopolitan beach resort boasts an upscale, century-old casino, a charming medieval old town (La Pigna), flower gardens, and sun-kissed beaches.

32 miles east of Nice,
Tags: beach | family | gambling | casino | outdoors | history | day trip


Winding cobblestone streets curl around 16th-century houses encircled by 400-year-old stone ramparts in this rocky, hilltop town, long an artists’ haven. The panoramas of the surrounding hills and vineyards are spectacular.

20 miles northwest of Nice,
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