Since its establishment in 1869, Molinard has come to be one of the county's most revered parfumeries. Shop for Molinard's signature fragrances and soaps at the Nice boutique, or sign up for a perfume making workshop and create a fragrance of your very own with a little help from Molinard's expert parfumiers. The boutique also offers guided tours that offer an insight into the process of perfume making. Stop by Molinard and treat your olfactory senses to an extravaganza of fine fragrances.
Cours Saleya is a favorite meeting place for locals and as the city's best-known pedestrian district. It is attractively laid out; filled with colorful stalls and lined with pleasant café terraces and restaurants. Every day is vibrant here, from the flower market Marché Saleya to the Marché aux puces (antiquités) and the Marché Artisanal Nocturne on summer evenings. No matter what time of day it is, there's always something going on at this bustling market.
Avenue Jean-Médecin, named after the city's most popular mayor, is one of Nice's grandest promenades. An epicenter of upscale retail shopping, this broad, pedestrian-friendly thoroughfare is bursting with brasseries, boutiques, and department stores (and it's nearby the incredible Basilique Notre-Dame to boot!). Avenue Jean-Médecin runs from Place Masséna to the train station and makes for a delightful half-hour stroll.
The paradisiacal Galeries Lafayette is a haven for shopping enthusiasts. Sprawled across multiple stories, the grand shopping complex is home to scores of fashion-forward boutiques, department stores and high-end stores. Right from fine apparels, cosmetics and jewelry to furniture, household wares and books, one can shop for anything at this expansive one-stop destination. The striking ochre-hued façade of the complex boasts a legendary status, with the venue being recognized as a noteworthy attraction of the city. No matter whether you identify as a shopaholic, visiting Galeries Lafayette must feature high on your Nice itinerary.
Right in the city center, on Avenue Jean Médecin (one of Nice's main shopping thoroughfares) stands the modern smoked-glass building of the Centre Commerical Nice-Étoile shopping mall. It's one of the city's biggest shopping centers, holding all sorts of products in its many stores. They include FNAC, clothing boutiques, shoe shops, Habitat (specializing in furniture and design), snack or sandwich booths, and much more.
When it comes to sweet things, Florian, the confectioners found in Nice harbor have a good many years' experience in that line. Guided tours showing you each stage of the manufacturing process are regularly organized (several times a day). After that, all you have to do is taste some of their candied mandarin oranges or chocolates, while strolling along the waterfront admiring the line-up of white yachts and colorful fishing boats.
On warm summer nights, Cours Saleya comes alive as the Marché Artisanal Nocturne takes center stage. This seasonal market offers a varied selection of handmade arts and crafts created by local artists and artisans. The market boasts numerous stalls offering Provencal tablecloths, pottery, handmade jewelry and paintings for sale. Although a few stalls also offer handicrafts from Asia and Latin America, the market serves primarily as a platform for local artisans, attracting both locals and tourists alike. If it becomes too crowded, take refuge in one of the many great little restaurants nearby.
Come, relive your childhood at this toy store, which is located across the Gray d'Albion hotel between the train station and La Croisette. There's everything you could ask for - from educational toys, games made of wood, books for children, puppets, music boxes, kaleidoscopes, gifts for newborns to loads more. Pick out the perfect gift for your kids from its collection, and watch in delight as it brings a smile to the young one's face.
A definite thumbs up for this adorable children's clothes shop quite recently opened in Vieux-Nice, in a street running parallel to the famous Cours Saleya. The shop's décor and window display are attractive and the same goes for the articles on sale. They're original, modern, brightly coloured and made using beautiful materials, comfortably cut to give toddlers maximum freedom of movement, no matter how rough-and-tumble they may be. There's plenty to choose from in the way of presents, which will have the pitchouns (meaning 'little kids' in Nice dialect) looking even cuter!
Expect a wide selection of extremely elegant labels in this small shop. Evening dresses, suits, sweaters, pants, leather jackets, coats are all impeccably cut from quality fabrics. Models are designed by Héléna Sorel, E-Play, etc. You really can't afford to ignore this place!
If you want to achieve a sophisticated and unusual look, come and have a look round this bright and spacious boutique. Although, more classical clothes are also on offer. Vying for space on the clothes racks are skirts, dresses, suits and trousers by top names in fashion design such as Paco Rabanne or Plein Sud: stylish clothes for every possible occasion! What's more, the very professional sales assistants will to give you valuable advice.
A shop that will delight you ladies! All the lingerie you've ever dreamt of: pretty ensembles, bodies, G-strings and more is available here! The choice is wide, particularly with the variety of colours and materials used: lace, satin, cotton, black, red, pink, green! Everything is of high quality. In short, there is something for everyone in this shop that is situated in the heart of the big Cap 3000 shopping centre.