What to do during your stay in Nice? Visit the National Sports Museum and the Allianz Riviera Stadium

Looking for family outing ideas in Nice? To celebrate the Rugby World Cup in 2023 and the Olympic Games in Nice in 2024, Hotel Byakko recommends a visit to the National Sports Museum and the Allianz Riviera Stadium. There's something for everyone, from big fans of cultural activities to young people who love to get moving. It's a chance to (re)discover the origins of sport, relive the great sporting feats of the past and go behind the scenes of Nice's legendary stadium. Let's take a closer look at this colourful, fun-filled outing!


An interactive family activity for your holiday in Nice

If you're looking for a cultural activity that the whole family can enjoy (yes, there is such a thing!) then look no further. The National Sports Museum in Nice is the place for you. This museum opened its doors in Nice in 2014 next to the Allianz Riviera Stadium. As well as visiting the museum, you have the option of touring the latter. This is your chance to discover all the secrets of Nice's great stadium.

The visit to the museum is an interactive and immersive experience. It's a truly exciting experience.

Sports enthusiasts will be thrilled to be able to test their fitness levels or learn more about their favourite activity, while others will enjoy the exhibits and large-screen projections. 

The visit offers plenty of variety, with a wide range of exhibits, sporting activities, films, works of art and equipment reconstructions.

An added bonus: at the end of your visit, you can type your date of birth on a screen to find the front page of L'Equipe that came out on the day you were born.

Nice Sports Museum - Credit : Summer Hotels 

Discover the history and development of sport 

The National Sports Museum traces the history of different physical activities, from their origins to the present day, through an exhibition of various collectors' items (some dating back as far as the 16th century) and reconstructions. 

Part of the exhibition is devoted to the origins of sport, with the Olympic Games, from Antiquity to the present day. You'll discover the practices and customs of the time. You can also see how the Olympic flames, mascots and medals have evolved over time.   

The museum is then divided into sporting categories: individual, team and extreme sports, with a final section devoted to OGC Nice.

Football fans are in for a real treat! The section devoted to football features the shirts of great players, as well as replicas of major trophies. It also features audio and video clips of highlights such as the World Cup, portraits of legendary players, etc.

Our pick: A film that traces the great triumphs of French sport. 15 minutes of thrills and spills!

Zinedine Zidane's jersey at the National Sports Museum - Credit: Summer Hotels

Go behind the scenes at the Allianz Riviera

Dreaming of visiting the Allianz Riviera Stadium? You can take a combined tour of the Museum and Stadium. This is a guided tour lasting around 2 hours that allows you to discover, in addition to the museum, what goes on behind the scenes at Nice's stadium. Changing rooms, press rooms, VIP areas, the edge of the pitch... you have access to everything! It's a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes of the stadium, where the general public normally is not allowed access.

Visit the Allianz Riviera - Credit: National Sports Museum

Organise your visit to the National Sports Museum and the Allianz Riviera

How do I get to the museum and stadium from Hotel Byakko? 

Start by taking tram line 2 from Jean Médecin station in the direction of CADAM/Airport. Then get off at Grand Arénas and take line 3 towards St-Isidore. Then get off at the Stadium stop, walk for ten minutes or so, and you're there.

Address: 6 allée Camille Muffat, 06200 Nice

Next to the museum and stadium you'll find the Nice Valley shopping centre, where you can grab a bite to eat or even do a bit of shopping.

You can also visit the Eco-Valley Park next door. A true haven of biodiversity, this 1.6-hectare natural area is home to a wide variety of plant species. The ideal place to enjoy a break surrounded by nature.


During your stay in Nice, the National Sports Museum is an original cultural activity that will appeal to children and adults alike. With the opportunity to visit the Allianz Riviera stadium at the same time, you're in for a unique experience. If you want to spend a sports holiday in Nice, discover our selection of the most beautiful cycling routes in Nice and the surrounding area, and the best places in Nice to do sport.

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