Top20 – Things to do in Nice, Cannes and Antibes

Top20 – Things to do in Nice, Cannes and Antibes

The official Top20 – Things to do in Nice, Cannes and Antibes – gives you the list of what not to miss on your next visit at the Côte d’Azur.

Two orcs in the pool at Parc Marineland Antibes, France
Orcs at the Parc Marineland in Antibes is among the favorite things to see in Antibes

Use Top20 to get the most out of your visit

Use the Top20 – Things to do Nice, Cannes, and Antibes as well as the rest of the Côte d’Azur to be inspired.

The area offers so many interesting things to see and do and here at cityxee.com you can find just what interests you.

Incredible popular – 13 million visitors

Côte d’Azur attracts around 13,000,000 tourists to the area each year – of which around 5 million are French.

Whereas on average there are about 200,000 visitors per day, it culminates in the month of August with as many as 650,000 visitors daily.

53% arrive by car/bus, 28% by plane and 17% by train. About 870,000 visitors arrive as cruise passengers in the ports of Cannes, Nice, Villefranche, Monaco and Antibes.

Get inspired by the Top-20 list

About 8.5 million people visits to the 20 most popular attractions. Find your favorite in the list Top20 – Things to do in Nice and other places right below.

Here, the dolpfins battles with the perfume for 1st place.

No. 1 – Parc Marineland, Antibes: 850.000 visitors

Parc Marineland, Antibes

No. 2 – Parfumerie Fragonard, Grasse & Èze: 800.000 visitors

building of Fragonard parfumerie in Grasse
Parfumerie Fragonard, Grasse & Èze

No. 3 – Oceanographic museum, Monaco: 656.000 visitors

The 6 m high aquarium at the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco
The 6 m high aquarium at the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco

No. 4 – Verrerie, Biot: 580.000 visitors

Glassblowing “La Verrerie” in Biot

No. 5 – Lérins Islands, Cannes: 369.000 visitors

Fort Royal and restaurant La Guérite at the Marguerite Island, Cannes
Îles de Lérins, Cannes

No. 6 – Parc Floral Phoenix, Nice: 364.000 visitors

Phoenix Park at night
Phoenix Parc, Nice

No. 7 – Parfumerie Molinard, Grasse: 300.000 visitors

Parfumerie Molinard, Grasse
Parfumerie Molinard, Grasse

No. 8 – Jardin Exotique, Èze: 288.000 visitors

Exotic garden, Èze
Exotic garden, Èze

No. 9 – Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild,  Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat: 187.000 visitors

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild
The most beautiful Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

No. 10 – Matisse museum, Nice: 178.000 visitors

Building of the Matisse museum in Nice, France
Matisse museum in Nice

No. 11 – Chagall museum, Nice: 141.000 visitors

Chagall museum in Nice

No. 12 – MAMAC, Nice: 135.000 visitors

MAMAC - museum for modern art, Nice
MAMAC – museum for modern art, Nice

No. 13 – Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul de Vence: 134.000 visitors

The garden and building of Fondation Maeght museum in Saint-Paul de Vence, France
Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul de Vence

Nr. 14 – Musee Picasso, Antibes: 132.000 visitors

Poster and program of the Picasso museum in Antibes, France
Picasso museum in Antibes

No. 15 – Musee International de la Parfumerie, Grasse: 117.000 visitors

No. 16 – Jardin Exotique, Monaco

No. 17 – Hippodrome Côte d’Azur, Cagne-sur-Mer: 82.000 visitors

No. 18 – Palais Masséna Museum, Nice: 80.000 visitors

Building and garden og Villa Masséna Museum in Nice, France
Villa Masséna museum, Nice

No. 19 – Sea Museum, Cannes: 78.000

Arial photo of Fort Royal with Cannes Sea Museum, France
Musee de la Mer, Cannes

No. 20 – Vésubia Montain Park, Saint-Martin-Vésubie: 74.000 visitors

You can find a description of most of the experiences here at cityxee.com.

By Tommy Sverre – 2020
Source: Comité Régional du Tourisme Côte d’Azur France 2020

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Nice

Boat trip from Nice to Villefranche

Enjoy the beautiful views of Nice, Villefranche-sur-Mer and Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat on a 1-hour boat trip along the French Riviera.

Nice

Hop-on Hop-off bus tour in Nice

Explore Nice with a 1- or 2-day pass to the open-top Hop-on Hop-off sightseeing bus. Hop on and off as often as you like and take the time to experience the most popular places

Excursions

Excursions on the Côte d’Azur

Côte d’Azur offers a string of excursions in all categories. Here you can both find inspiration and book your upcoming excursions.

Cannes

Excurtions Cannes

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Antibes

Excursions Antibes

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Monaco

Excursions Monaco

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Grasse

Excursions Grasse

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Nice

Excursions Nice

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Monaco

Historic Car Collection in Monaco

If you are into historic cars, the “scent” of Grace Kelly, Formula 1 and the glamorous life in Monaco, then Prince Rainer III’s Car Collection in Monaco, with well over 100 top-restored cars from 1902 until 2005, is just for you.

Biot

Fernand Léger museum

Fernand Léger’s museum of the French painter, sculptor and filmmaker in Biot surprises in all respects. The museum is beautifully situated in a magnificent building filled with art coming out from the top drawer and of gigantic sizes.

Beaulieu-sur-Mer

Villa Kérylos

The Greek Villa Kérylos is inspired by the lavish villas of ancient Greece, but built in the early 20th century. The villa is today a national monument with a magnificent sight and located right next to the sea in Beaulieu-sur-Mer.

Cagnes-sur-Mer

The Renoir Museum

The Renoir Museum shows how Auguste Renoir lived in his last days in Cagnes-sur-Mer. Experience 15 original paintings as well as the impressive 8-hectare plot.

Antibes

The Villa Eilenroc

The elegant and opulent Villa Eilenroc, in Antibes, had its heyday during the famous period, which the French refer to as “La Belle Époque” and is today open to the public.

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild is one of the Riviera’s most beautiful palaces filled with artworks, gourmet experiences and stunning views of the Mediterranean sea from the villa’s 9 gardens.

Grasse

Maison Molinard Perfume Grasse

Visit the famous Maison Molinard perfumery and take a fragrant step into the world of exciting natural products. At Molinard you can learn more about the difficult art of producing world-class perfume.

Nice

Museum of Modern Art – MAMAC

Located in the heart of the city, close to Place Garibaldi, the MAMAC Museum exhibits modern and contemporary art from the 1950s to the present day.

Biot

Glassblowing – La Verrerie de Biot

Biot makes world-class glass. Known for their “bubbled glass” La Verrerie de Biot, La Verrerie de Biot ranks in the top 5 on the list of the most popular attractions on the Côte d’Azur

Monaco

Oceanographic Museum in Monaco

At the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco, experience wildlife as it plays out below sea level and get up close to the tools and instruments used by the explorers.

Cannes

Cannes Underwater Museum

Cannes has got France’s first underwater museum, which is wildly fascinating in every way. 6 great sculptures below the sea surface connect…

Cannes

Fort Royal & “The Man with the Iron Mask”

At Fort Royal, the legendary Man with the Iron Mask was imprisoned for 11 years. Today, the fort houses the Cannes Sea Museum and is a city-must-xee gem.

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Biot

Fernand Léger museum

Fernand Léger’s museum of the French painter, sculptor and filmmaker in Biot surprises in all respects. The museum is beautifully situated in a magnificent building filled with art coming out from the top drawer and of gigantic sizes.

Cagnes-sur-Mer

The Renoir Museum

The Renoir Museum shows how Auguste Renoir lived in his last days in Cagnes-sur-Mer. Experience 15 original paintings as well as the impressive 8-hectare plot.

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild is one of the Riviera’s most beautiful palaces filled with artworks, gourmet experiences and stunning views of the Mediterranean sea from the villa’s 9 gardens.

Nice

Museum of Modern Art – MAMAC

Located in the heart of the city, close to Place Garibaldi, the MAMAC Museum exhibits modern and contemporary art from the 1950s to the present day.

Cannes

Cannes Underwater Museum

Cannes has got France’s first underwater museum, which is wildly fascinating in every way. 6 great sculptures below the sea surface connect…

Cannes

La Malmaison Art Center

Great art welcomes you in historic premises that used to be part of the Grand Hotel. In 1863, when the hotel was built, this building served as a games room and tea room.

Grasse

Museum Villa Jean Fragonard

This elegant late 17th-century villa with magnificent gardens with majestic palm trees houses works by the famous Grasse painter Jean-Honoré Fragonard.

Antibes

Picasso museum & Grimaldi castle

At one of the best-located addresses in the old town of Antibes is the Grimaldi Castle, which today houses the Picasso Museum.

Cannes

Bellini Chapel

This beautiful chapel completely surprises, filled with art and dedicated to one of Cannes’ beloved artists, Emmanuel Bellini.

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