48 hours Nice : the ultimate itinerary for a perfect weekend

Nice, the sun and the sea make everyone dream. You want to go away for a weekend but don't know if 48 hours are enough to discover this wonderful city? Discover here the ideal itinerary to visit Nice in 2 days!


You want to get away for a weekend? Nice is the perfect destination! A true invitation to relax, Nice, its sparkling sun and the Mediterranean Sea are like a piece of paradise on earth.

To make the most of your precious time in the capital of the French Riviera, stay at the Best Western Hotel Lakmi, right in the center of Nice. Easily accessible from Nice airport and the Nice-Ville train station, the hotel is located just a few meters from the two tramway lines that cross the city. So you may as well say that to get around, you won't have any problems!

Even if 48 hours might not seem like enough time to visit Nice, we have the ideal itinerary for you to discover as much of Nice as possible in a weekend.


Day 1: discover the best viewpoints of Nice


After a dreamy night in the ultra-comfortable bed of your room at the Best Western Hotel Lakmi, have a gourmet breakfast at the hotel's buffet to fill up your strength for the superb day ahead.

Step number 1: discover the authentic Old Nice starting with the market on the Cours Saleya. Let yourself be carried away by the scents and colors of the famous flower market, present every day except Monday on the Cours Saleya. Discover also the local producers and craftsmen who exhibit every day at the market. Then continue your visit by strolling through the colorful streets of Old Nice. A paradise for gourmets and local craftsmen, you will find in the old town all kinds of stores 100% from Nice. Take a break at Place Rossetti before continuing your visit. Take advantage of being in Old Nice to buy lunch and let yourself be tempted by the best Nice specialties: socca, pissaladière, pan bagnat...

Step number 2: Head to the Colline du Château for a picnic with a view! After having refueled yourself with delicious Nice specialties, go up to the Colline du Château park for a quiet lunch with a view of the Port of Nice or the sublime Baie des Anges. Once finished, go down to the Port of Nice via the Rauba Capeu quay to admire once again the view of the Promenade des Anglais. Admire the famous colored "pointus" of the port and for the more adventurous, join the coastal path for a walk along the seaside with postcard landscapes.

Step number 3 : Back on the Promenade des Anglais to admire the sunset from the pebble beach. We never get tired of it!

Last step: Direction the Liberation district, only 2 streetcar stops from the Best Western Hotel Lakmi, and more precisely direction the Gare du Sud. Contrary to what its name indicates, the Gare du Sud is a well-known food hall in Nice. Start with an aperitif and finish your evening there, all in a good mood!


48 hours Nice : the ultimate itinerary for a perfect weekend  – Credits Summer Hotels
48 hours Nice : the ultimate itinerary for a perfect weekend  – Credits Summer Hotels



Day 2 : culture et relaxation


Start your day with a visit to the Cimiez district, a real historical and artistic treasure.

A very popular residential area thanks to its beautiful residences, Cimiez is known for housing the ruins of the ancient Roman city, Cemenelum, as well as the Matisse Museum and the Marc Chagall National Museum. Located on the hill of the same name, Cimiez is full of things to discover.

Start your visit at the Cimiez Arena, where the ruins of an ancient Roman amphitheater remain, then go through the Arena Park under the shade of the olive trees to reach the Matisse Museum.

For history buffs, visit the archaeological museum where you will discover all the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Cemenelum and the Marc Chagall National Museum, with the exhibition "Marc Chagall, in the light of matter" on display until April 25, 2022.

For lunch, go down to Place Garibaldi and the "petit Marais" district. You will find many restaurants in a very pleasant setting with its colorful facades.

Continue your afternoon by strolling down Avenue Jean Médecin, where the Best Western Hotel Lakmi is located. On the agenda: shopping! Because it's good for your mood, treat yourself in the big brands present on the avenue, in the Nicetoile shopping center and in the Galeries Lafayette. Continue your shopping trip on rue Masséna and finish with a stroll on the mythical Promenade des Anglais. And for the most courageous, take a dip in the sublime Mediterranean!


48 hours Nice : the ultimate itinerary for a perfect weekend  – Credits Summer Hotels
48 hours Nice : the ultimate itinerary for a perfect weekend  – Credits Summer Hotels


For dinner, don't hesitate to ask the Best Western Hotel Lakmi reception for the best addresses around the hotel!


Visit Nice in 48 hours, it's possible! By following this itinerary, you will visit several of the greatest attractions of the city of Nice. If you are still hesitating to visit the most beautiful city on the French Riviera, discover the top 6 reasons to visit Nice.

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