Traveling with children can be a challenge when finding activities to suit their taste. If you have planned to travel to Nice, here are some amazing things you can do to enjoy with the whole family.
Nice is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. The picturesque capital of the Cote d´Azur is a paradise for those looking for a dream holiday. Beautiful beaches, haute cuisine and an amazing atmosphere, make this city the one of the most legendary tourist destinations on the planet.
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However, Nice is not only glamour. Here you can also feel comfortable traveling with children and, perhaps, seek an experience that goes beyond an exquisite gastronomy and luxury shops.
French Riviera Pass
For parents traveling on a tighter budget, we recommend the “French Riviera Pass”, which allows access to more than twenty tourist attractions and the most important museums of the city, as well as ten custom guides. Find out where to buy the French Riviera Pass at Nice’s tourist center.
Marc Chagall Museum
Once you’ve purchased the pass, head to Marc Chagall Museum, where you will find some of the most emblematic works of this famous French painter. It opens from May to October 10-18 hours and from November to April 10-17 hours. It is closed on Tuesday, January the 1st, May the 1st and December the 25th. You’ll find Marc Chagall Museum on Avenue Doctoeur Ménard.
The miniature train from Nice
Another great attraction for kids in Nice, it´s certainly the miniature train that takes you from Promenade des Anglais to the imperial gardens, up in the mountains. The train passes through the famous Place Masséna, the picturesque streets of the old city and the beautiful flower market, to finally reach a mountain from where you can enjoy spectacular views of the city. The tour will take approximately 45 minutes. The train departures every 30 minutes from Promenade des Anglais.
Marineland is the perfect park for travelers with children. This is a magical place to experience great moments. Here you’ll find three pools dedicated to the whales, dolphins and sea lions. During the daytime you’ll have the chance to see a show dedicated to sea lions. In the aquarium you can get to know more about the mysterious world of sharks, while in the evening shows there is an amazing atmosphere for the presentation of whales and dolphins. Marineland is located on the Avenue Mozart.
Castel des deux rois Park
This park is located at the foot of Mont Baron and offers a spectacular view of the city. Its huge fountains at the entrance are the main attraction for children, especially during the summer, while parents can take a break in the extensive green area.
If you are a fan of active holidays and discover the hidden corners of the city on two wheels, there is nothing better than renting bikes for the whole family. You´ll find “Holiday Bikes” at number 23 rue de Belgique, where you’ll find everything you need for a day cycling, helmets for children and babies included. Be aware that the bikes need to be booked in advance: 33 (0) 493 16 01 62.
If you want to enjoy a memorable holiday, we recommend you to find accommodation in Nice . This is without doubt, the best way to explore the city as a family and to rest after a long day of activities.