The July 2016 terrorist attack that left 86 people dead in Nice will forever be a part of the city’s reputation. Part of a wave of terrorist attacks in France, the incident undoubtedly frightened off potential visitors and cast doubts about the city’s future as a travel destination. While the fear is often the lasting damage of terror attack, we’re here to show you why Nice should still be in your plans.
1. It’s the Right Thing To Do
Terror attacks can cripple communities if the people don’t bounce back. What better way to discourage these attacks than to carry on with life as usual? Nothing will heal Nice faster.
2. The Beach and the Promenade
The beaches and the clear blue water haven’t changed and walking the Promenade des Anglais is still the best way to see them. This is where the attack occurred and tourists making the stroll will help the city return to normalcy, not to mention the fact that it’s a great way to see one of the most beautiful section of the city.
3. Nice at Night
Whether you want to sip cocktails at The Puzzle Bar or hit the dance floor at High Club, Nice has plenty of bars and clubs worth exploring by night. Make sure you save time for night time or sunset Promenade walk as well.
4. The Gastronomy
From traditional French cuisine to Italian to fresh-caught seafood from the Mediterranean, eating in Nice can be quite the adventure. The variety might just leave you with too many good options to choose from. We recommend Le Sejour Cafe for French seafood and Illia Pasta for Italian.
5. Old Town
For those looking for a beach break or for those with an architectural interest, Old Town is a great place to wander. The narrow streets, brightly colored buildings and cafe-lined squares transport you to another world and might just take up your photo storage. It’s also the best place to sample local cooking.
6. The Attractions
Whether it’s a whale watching cruise, a trip to one of the nearby islands or a cruise checking the most extravagant homes along the water, exploring Nice by boat shows another side of the city.