Côte d'Azur: Four Shopping Itineraries in Nice

Nice, the internationally acclaimed capital of the Côte d'Azur - the perfect place to savor elegant and authentic southern French shopping.

Luxury fashion houses, young designers and more have set up shop but a stone's throw away from the Promenade des Anglais, giving all it takes to inspire the shopper in you.

Here are four themed shopping itineraries you won't be able to resist:


Jean Médecin Avenue is the city's main shopping artery. Stop by Galeries Lafayette and its couturier sections before heading to the Nice-Etoile shopping center to explore your favourite ready-to-wear boutiques.

Another fashion must-shop is By Colette (31 avenue Jean Médecin), revered for its à la mode designers and its weekly arrivals.

Bohemian Chic

Luxury and sensual delights reign on rue Paradis, which is lined with Vuitton, Chanel, Armani, Hermès and Cartier.

Unearth miniature treasures at Anésidora (11 avenue du Maréchal Joffre), specialised in small furniture, accessories and unusual ceramics signed by en vogue creators.


In Old Nice, explore the work of painters and mosaic artists to find an original artwork that speaks to you.

Wander around the Cours Saleya market, colourful with amaryllis, roses and other peonies, before indulging in another olfactory pleasure nearby, at Fragonard, a perfume producer from Grasse.

Out of the Ordinary

Ask Candice (16 rue de la Préfecture) to design you a one-of-a-kind piece of jewellery from her collection of vintage items and accessories, of which only she holds the secrets.

Visit designer Stéphanie Marin's workshop-gallery (32 avenue Henri Dunant), and throw yourself risk-free onto her stone-styled woollen pillows, then head to Emilie’s Cookies & Coffee Shop (9 rue Alberti or 1 rue de la Préfecture), to sip on Nutellacino, a delectable Nutella, espresso and milk froth speciality.