Considered by both locals and visitors as the soul of the French Riviera, the city of Nice feels like a true paradise, only that this one is located right along the French coastline. And as such, it sports a spectacular view and wide array of promenades and boulevards where visitors can find almost every single world-renowned brand, as well as local businesses and markets as well.
With all this, Nice has become a shopper’s paradise, where the latest in fashion, arts, souvenirs and more can be found at prices that cater to every budget.
That said, let’s take a better look at some of the most representative malls and shops to be found in Nice.
Address: Massena 6, Avenue Jean Medicin, BP1399, 06607
The Lafayette Galleries are known for being the top spot for anyone interested in high quality goods and fashion, since it offers an amazingly diverse array of items, ranging from souvenirs and that go all the way up to the top designer clothes in the world. Also, what makes Lafayette very attractive for visitors is the scale of the shop, which blends the intimate feel of a small store with the diversity and size of a big shopping center.
Centre Commercial Nice Etoile
Address: 30 avenue Jean-Médecin
The Etoile is by far the biggest shopping center in Nice and quite surprisingly, it is the second mall in the country when it comes to sales. The mall offers a wide array of goods like furniture, books, perfume and many more sold through many different stores.
Address: 15 Boulevard Gén Louis Delfino
The Nice TNL is one of the oldest shopping centers in Nice, and has carried the city’s shopping tradition for many years now. The mall is located right at the center of the city, occupies almost 30,000 m2 and is anchored to the famous Carrefour hypermarket, which helps it bring in even more visitors everyday.
Address: Rue Messina
Perle d’Azur is a small shop that, while small in size, is huge in the quality and variety of souvenirs they offer. The shop has extremely friendly and helpful personnel and offers almost the perfect shopping experience for visitors looking for small and inexpensive, but at the same time top quality gifts that they can give friends or family anywhere.
The Henri Auer Chocolaterie
Address: 7 rue St-Francois-de-Paule, Vieux-Nice
As its name might suggest, this small Chocolate shop sells some of the tastiest treats anywhere in France. It offers a variety of chocolates which are all worth trying and their most popular treat is their crystallized fruit, which drives hundreds of visitors to the shop every day.