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Hôtel du Centre

Twelve months: activities in and around Nice

Categories : Around Nice, Activities in Nice, published on : 4/3/24

The Hôtel du Centre, an AMMI hotel, offers an ideal base for exploring Nice and the surrounding area. Located right in the city centre, just a short walk from the Gare Anglais and Vieux-Nice, it makes it easy to take full advantage of all the city has to offer.

Here is a selection of things to do in Nice every month of the year, starting from the Hôtel du Centre :



  • Swimming on 1 January: will you be brave enough to jump into the Mediterranean at 15°C?
  • Visit Old Nice and discover the museums: Explore the picturesque narrow streets of Old Nice and visit its many museums, including the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art and the Matisse Museum.



  • Nice Carnival: Immerse yourself in the festive world of Carnival.
  • Lemon Festival in Menton: Attend this unique festival celebrating lemons with giant sculptures and colourful parades.



  • Take part in the Foire Internationale de Nice, an exhibition and sale of craft and food products.
  • Celebrate St Patrick's Day in one of Nice's many Irish pubs.



  • Take advantage of the Easter holidays to explore Nice's surrounding areas, such as Eze, Saint-Paul-de-Vence and Antibes.
  • Visit the flower market on Cours Saleya and admire the colours and scents of the spring flowers.



  • Cannes Film Festival: Attend one of the world's most prestigious film festivals and discover the latest international productions.
  • Attend the Monaco Grand Prix, a Formula 1 motor race.



  • Fête de la Musique: Enjoy free concerts throughout the city.
  • Night of the Museums: Visit the museums free of charge and take part in the evening entertainment.



  • Nice Jazz Festival: Get carried away by the rhythms of jazz at this international festival, which takes place at various venues around the city.
  • Watch the fireworks over the Baie des Anges on 14 July.



  • Beaches and water sports: Enjoy Nice's beaches and practise your favourite water sport, such as swimming, paddling or sailing.
  • Electronic beaches: Enjoy concerts by your favourite artists with your feet in the sand.



  • Visits to the Lérins Islands: Embark on a boat trip to the Lérins Islands and discover their history and natural landscapes.
  • Take part in the Grande Braderie de Nice, a huge open-air flea market.



  • Take part in the Fête des vendanges in Bellet, a wine-growing village near Nice.
  • Hiking in the hills of Nice: Take advantage of the fine weather to discover the hiking trails in the hills of Nice and admire the panoramic views over the city and the sea.



  • Marathon des alpes maritimes: Take part in this international marathon through the magnificent scenery of the Côte d'Azur between Nice and Cannes.
  • Promenade des Anglais: Enjoy the winter sunshine on the famous promenade and take a photo of yourself in front of the Baie des Anges.



  • Attend the living nativity scene at Saint-Paul-de-Vence and discover a unique Provencal tradition.
  • Christmas markets: Discover Nice's Christmas markets and savour the local culinary specialities.


Practical information :

  • The Hôtel du Centre offers a concierge service that can help you organise your activities and excursions.
  • Numerous restaurants, bars and shops can be found close to the hotel.
  • Nice is easily accessible by train, plane and bus.


Do not hesitate to contact the Hôtel du Centre for more information or to book your stay in Nice.