Nice

In the heart of the French Riviera, Nice is a very photogenic city appreciated for its Mediterranean climate. Art is part of Nice’s life, with the Musée Matisse and the city the decision to make all museums open for free. While Nice is a safe place, tourists may still be a target for pickpockets and crooks on the city’s streets, especially in summer around La Promenade des Anglais.

SafeAround will allow you to see on a map the city’s safest and most dangerous neighborhoods and areas, details on scams and other risks, as well as some useful travel advice.

SAFETY INDEX

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Warnings & Dangers

Mid Priority-96 OVERALL RISK : LOW

Nice is a very safe city. With a rating of 71% France,  is ranked 58th out of 162 on the ranking of the safest and most dangerous countries.

Mid Priority-96 PICKPOCKETS RISK : MEDIUM

There is some pickpocket-related risk in Nice. A few simple precautions will minimize your chances of being pickpocketed.

Mid Priority-96 MUGGING RISK : LOW

Nice is a safe city regarding mugging and kidnapping risks, although some areas are best to be avoided at night.

Mid Priority-96 SCAMS RISK : MEDIUM

As in any touristic place, there may be people trying to scam you in Nice. Be aware of “gold ring” tricks, fake petitions, groups of teenagers acting strangely or trying to distract you; and people offering help with your luggage.

Mid Priority-96 TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : MEDIUM

There might be some risk while taking public transport in Nice. There has been reports of pickpockets targeting tourists on buses.

Mid Priority-96 NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : LOW

There are no natural hazards in Nice and in France overall, other than a few avalanche risks in the Alps.

Mid Priority-96 TERRORISM RISK : MEDIUM

Nice been targeted by a terrorist attack on July 14th, 2016, during France’s National Day. The police force has been working since then to prevent any further attacks, but it is best to stay alert since all European cities are under high risk.

Mid Priority-96 WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW

Nice  is generally very safe for women travelers.

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WHAT TO DO?

Vieux Nice

Nice has a number of world-class sights located around the city  historic center. The city markets (flower market, fruit and vegetable markets, flea markets) are a staple of local life. Be aware of pickpockets in this area, and try not to look “as a tourist”.

Central Nice & Cimiez

The shore area, where Victorian villas border the Promenade des Anglais, is also the artistic center of the city, with the Matisse and Chagall Museums and Villa Masséna. In summer, there are pickpockets in the area, and the Promenade des Anglais area is best avoided late at night.

Useful Information

Visas are not usually required for stays under 90 days, and EU nationals (Schengen) can stay (and work) in the country as long as they want. Make sure your passport has at least six months’ validity from your planned date of return to the country you’re visiting. Check out http://www.doyouneedvisa.com/ to see if you need a visa.
France is a member of the Euro Zone and uses the Euro. France and Western Europe are particularly expensive. Allow a budget of at least 100€ per day including accommodation.
The weather in France is temperate, the best time to visit is around summer (June-September), although major cities can be visited year-long.
The main international airports are Aéroport de Charles de Gaulle, Paris Orly, Aéroport de Bordeaux, Aéroport de Lille, Aéroport International Strasbourg, Aéroport Lyon-St Exupéry, Aéroport Marseille-Provence, Aéroport Nantes Atlantique, Aéroport Nice Côte d’Azur and Aéroport Toulouse-Blagnac If you’re looking fore cheap flight deals, you can find some on JetRadar
As in any country, we advise travelers to get a travel insurance that covers not only medical problems but also theft and loss of personal items. Learn more on our travel insurance page