Warnings & Dangers
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.
PICKPOCKETS RISK : MEDIUM
There is some pickpocket-related risk in Nice. A few simple precautions will minimize your chances of being pickpocketed.
MUGGING RISK : LOW
Nice is a safe city regarding mugging and kidnapping risks, although some areas are best to be avoided at night.
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.
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.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : LOW
There are no natural hazards in Nice and in France overall, other than a few avalanche risks in the Alps.
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.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW
Nice is generally very safe for women travelers.
WHAT TO DO?
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”.