If you’re travelling to Nice for shopping, the city’s main hub of activity is the Rue de France Pedestrian Zone, or ‘zone pietonne’, where you’ll find the best selection of souvenirs. This area is also home to a variety of street entertainers who will keep you amused while you browse leisurely through the stalls.
If you’re after antiques, head for the Rue Catherine Segurane, which attracts discerning trinket-hunters from across Europe. You’ll find many great bargains here, as long as you are prepared to haggle. The Old Town is also packed with a colourful range of rustic and trendy shops, as well as boutique outlets. It’s a wonderful place to stroll and shop in the balmy afternoons.
Top fashion items can be found along the exclusive Carre d’Or, Rue Paradis and Avenue de Suede.If you have a sweet tooth, then cakes, chocolates and other delights can be found on the Rue Francois de Paule, where some of the outlets have been producing confectionary since 1820.