The Hotel du Centre
hopes you enjoy a “Nice” bit of shopping!
Once a prestigious residential district, the hotel’s neighbourhood is now the shopping heart of the city. Avenue Jean Médecin, just one minute on foot from the hotel, is the largest commercial centre on the Côte d’Azur and boasts many of the major brands, from cultural products to high-street fashion and fragrances. Alongside shopping, a walk under its trees (in the upper part of the avenue) will allow you to see how the shops fit in with the elegant architecture of Nice. The shops are even open on Sunday.
Even the more contemporary lines of the Centre Commercial Nicetoile, which you will find on your left as you head towards the sea, fit in with the surroundings. Here you’ll find two multiplex cinemas with 12 screens, a large number of restaurants plus a range of shops and businesses dedicated to sports, health and beauty, clothing, cultural items, technology, home, banking and services.
A weekend in Nice wouldn’t be complete without a trip or two to the Carré d’Or. This district on the sea front, which has such prestigious buildings as the Palais de la Méditerranée casino and the Villa Masséna, is centred around a number of streets (Rue Alphones Karr, Rue Paradis, Rue de Suède and Rue de Verdun), and is home to some of France’s most famous luxury labels, including Vuitton, Chanel, Hermès and Cartier. It’s like the Champs-Elysées with extra-added sun!
For traditional local products from Nice and the Côte d’Azur, head to the Cours Saleya. Fruit, vegetables, flowers and many other things from the countryside surrounding Nice can be found in the musical, colourful and fragrant environment of this true Mediterranean market. The market takes place from Tuesday to Sunday from 6am to 1pm, and there are many other boutiques and dining possibilities all around, with the aroma of soap, oil and citrus in every corner.
We are also located just 15 minutes on foot from the largest market in the city, the Marché de la Libération, the most famous and most visited in Nice. We can share with you some of the top places to try local products like socca, pissaladière and pan bagnat on simple terraces and at small pavement kiosks, just like the locals do!