Shopping, recreational activities and leisure

Shopping on the côte d’azur

There are many commercial areas in the Nice Côte d’Azur area. Depending on your needs, you will find a wide range of shops, from local craft to luxury boutiques.

The most popular commercial centers include Polygone Riviera in Cagnes-sur-Mer, Cap 3000 in Saint Laurent du Var, the Galeries Lafayette and Nice Etoile by the main shopping street Jean Médecin in Nice.

The « rue d’Antibes » is also one of the busiest shopping streets in the region, located in the city center of Cannes. Many luxury boutiques (Chanel, Hermès, Louis Vuitton…) can be found by the “boulevard de la Croisette” in Cannes.

Events & Going out

The Côte d’Azur hosts more than 6,000 cultural and sporting events all year long. Nice-Cannes Marathon, Nice Jazz Festival, Nice Carnival, exhibitions celebrating great artists such as Dali, Picasso and Yves Saint-Laurent… Whether you are in the mood for a concert, an exhibition or thrills, the Côte d’Azur will meet your needs with its vibrant events calendar.

Some of the most popular events include the Cannes Film Festival, the “Grand Prix de Monaco (F1)”, the Nice Jazz Festival and the Jazz à Juan Festival, the Nice Carnival, the “Tour de France”, and the International Marathon of Nice.

Find out more about the events calendar below.


The Côte d’Azur is famous for its beaches, its mountains, its natural sites, its historical monuments, its traditional villages, etc. Hiking, photographic or cycling tour… Many discovery tours of the region are available for everyone and every taste. Whether you prefer the countryside rather than the city, whether you are looking for tranquility or thrills, you will be delighted.

Sports and leisure

A lot of sports and leisure activities are available in the French Riviera. Whether you want to be by the seaside or in the mountains, looking for some quiet time or thrills, in search of festive events or an intimate setting, you will find an activity meeting your needs.

Cycling, golfing, surfing, diving, skiing, climbing… Shopping, Spa, Thalassotherapy… Concerts, picnics, cookery workshops… Alone, with your family or friends… Discover all available activities in the region for your every need.

Local media and newspapers

Many local official media and journals are available on the Côte d’Azur to follow the economic, political and societal news of the region.

The main media and journals in French include: Nice Matin, Tribuca, le Petit Niçois, 20 minutes Nice, France Bleu Azur, et France TV Info PACA.

The media “Riviera” is also a regional reference to follow the news of the Côte d’Azur in English.