Vieille Ville, the labyrinthine old town in the heart of Nice, is a shady retreat from the sun during the day and full of festive ambiance in the warm evening hours. In the narrow streets flanked by colorful, Mediterranean-inspired houses from the 17th and 18th centuries, which are as crooked as the crooked streets, you can stroll among the subtle specialty shops, admire the color symphony of the Cours Selaya flower market, taste French specialties or buy tents and souvenirs. At the countless charming cafes you can enjoy the afternoon accompanied by delicate gallets (French pancakes), fresh fish and cool white wine under the parasols.
When darkness falls and the degrees fall slightly, the afternoon’s half-dull mood is replaced by festive rhythms. The youth find their way to bars and restaurants from where the music seeps into the street. The restaurants invite you to romantic dinners in candles and juicy drinks, while the parade of happy people in the streets sets the mood. Visit the old town and get the ride of the real Nice.