Shopping in Old Nice:
Another great area for shopping is around the Rue Saint François de Paule, where you can find some inviting shops selling olive oils, milled French soaps, truffles and more.
The best way to discover the shopping in Old Nice is to wander, especially deep in its narrow streets. There are shops devoted to jewelry, wine, kitchen and even umbrellas.
Old Nice Attractions:
- L'Opera - This is situated in a beautiful historic building.
- Any number of churches and cathedrals, of which there are many. My personal favorite was the intimate and atmospheric Cathedrale Sainte Reparate, but one could easily spend the day tourism Old Nice's historic religious buildings.
- Le Chateau - Just as Old Nice juts out to meet the Bay of Angels, Le Chateau is atop a hill overlooking the amazing view below.
Tips for Visiting Old Nice:
- Although Old Nice certainly doesn't give off a dangerous aura, at night this neighborhood has a higher crime rate than some other popular tourist areas. That doesn't mean you can't be in Old Nice after dark, but be stick with friends and family and use some basic safety precautions.
- If you want to enjoy the Cours Selaya markets, be sure to get up early before the crowds arrive. At peak tourist times, it can be difficult to peruse the stalls.
- Have change on hand in case you need to use the restroom. There are public toilets between the Cours Selaya and the quai des Etats Unis, but they are paid.