Travellers holidaying in Antibes and the French Riviera shouldn’t miss a visit to the attractive city of Nice, home to a wealth of art museums, numerous churches and a charming Old Town, filled with winding alleyways and pretty squares.
Where is the Port of Nice?
The Port of Nice occupies a prime central city position in Vieux Nice and is one of the main maritime hubs along the whole of the French Riviera. It’s used for everything from public ferries to tour boats companies and private yachts. Larger cruise ships dock at the nearby Villefranche cruise port terminal, located three miles away.
What to See and Do at the Port of Nice
Besides the boating opportunities, the Port makes for a great place to walk around, eat and admire the views. It can be reached on foot if coming from Old Nice, but it’s also possible to come by public transport or by private car – the port offers 700 spaces for car parking.
Visitors will also find a range of services such as top restaurants, cafes, shops and boutiques. Sailors and those coming by boat will also find a range of maritime services. Ferries to the islands of Corsica and Sardinia also leave from the Port of Nice.
Other Attractions near the Port of Nice
Right next to the port, you’ll find the Cimetière Colline du Château – the Cemetary of Castle Hill – which offers spectacular city views as well as some fascinating statues and tombs. Some of the notable figures that are buried here include writer Alexander Herzen, journalist and novelist Gaston Leroux and opera singer Freda Betti.
The Port of Nice is also located within walking distance to the sights in Vieux Nice such as Nice Cathedral, the Cours Saleya flower market and artist Henri Matisse’s former residence.
Those wanting to stay nearby will find a range of hotels near the Port of Nice, ranging in budget and style, from affordable two and three-stars to luxury five-star hotels with plenty of facilities and bags of style.