Hiver à Nice

What to do in winter in Nice ?

Want to escape the cold and rain ? Come and enjoy the Nice sunshine, even in winter !

And if you’re looking for ideas for activities on the Côte d’Azur during your winter in Nice, we’ve put together our TOP 5 things to do during your stay !

1. Discover the magic of the Nice Christmas market

Every winter, Christmas enchant the picturesque streets of Nice, with thousands of twinkling lights all over the city.

In December, in the heart of Place Masséna and along the Albert 1er gardens, discover the Christmas market and its chalets overflowing with artisan treasures and handmade jewelry.

Stop afterwards to enjoy a delicious « vin chaud » accompanied by roasted chestnuts or Provencal specialties that will leave a delicious imprint on your travel memories.

Whether you’re drawn to traditional, Provencal or more contemporary music, the Nice Christmas market offers a variety of entertainment to suit all tastes.

Marché de Noël

The Nice Christmas Market celebrates the cultural richness of the region and offers an unforgettable immersion in the festive traditions of Provence.

Nice and our school await you to share the magic of the festive season !

2. Take a segway or bike ride along the famous Promenade des Anglais

Did you know that in the 19th century, many wealthy Englishmen came to spend the winter on the Côte d’Azur to enjoy the climate ? They financed the construction of the Promenade so they could stroll along the sea and enjoy the sunshine. In this way, the Promenade des Anglais became a landmark, bearing the name of the first visitors who created it.

If you’re looking for a unique experience, explore this coastal jewel by Segway or bike, and treat yourself to an unparalleled perspective of freedom and discovery.

Promenade des anglais

Along the way, discover the iconic highlights of the Promenade des Anglais, Belle Epoque architecture, beaches and breathtaking views of the Mediterranean.

Come and experience a unique winter adventure along the Promenade des Anglais, where segway or bike become the perfect accomplices for a discovery rich in wonder and freedom. Nice awaits you for a memorable coastal getaway.

We love doing this activity with our students and discovering Nice together.

3. Visit Nice’s many museums

A city of culture, Nice invites you to immerse yourself in a world of art, history and fascinating discoveries through its museums.

From the MAMAC (Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain) with its innovative creations, the Matisse Museum with its masterpieces nestled in a superb 17th-century villa, the Marc Chagall Museum filled with stained glass and colorful paintings, the Archaeology Museum where you can discover Roman remains and the history of the region, to the Photography Museum offering a journey back in time, there’s something for everyone.

Come and explore these cultural treasures with us during your winter in Nice !

4. Taste our local specialties

Sun-drenched flavors on your plate ? Let us take you on a unique culinary journey through the cuisine of Nice.

Start your culinary adventure with Socca: a chickpea flour pancake that’s crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.

Continue with a Niçoise salad featuring tomatoes, black olives, anchovies, eggs and fresh tuna, before moving on to pissaladière, a Provençal tart topped with candied onions, anchovies and black olives.

spécialités niçoises

Finally, for dessert, enjoy a sweet Swiss chard pie made with chard, pine nuts and raisins.

To accompany it all, don’t forget a glass of local wine like Bellet, for example.

If we’ve whetted your appetite, you’re in luck ! We love sharing wine-tasting moments with our students.

5. Have fun at Luna Park

Looking for laughter, fun and a dose of adrenalin ? Luna Park opens its doors in Nice from December 8 to January 7.

Luna Park offers fun for all ages, from thrill rides to more leisurely ones.

Luna park

But that’s not all : you’ll discover a variety of gourmet stalls (cotton candy, churros, pomme d’amour…) or try your luck at winning prizes (rifle shooting, basketball, slot machines…).

Day or evening, Luna Park is a time of laughter and festivities to share together.

If you’d like to spend the winter at alpha.b and take a language course, book your course here.

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