The port and its antique dealers
The port of Nice covers 10 hectares of water and boasts a dozen wharves. It’s one of the key pleasure boat and large yacht facilities on the Mediterranean. To boot, it’s a very lively part of the city that has retained its character and is home to numerous antique dealers. If you’ve been dreaming of going back in time, a visit to the Village Segurane offers a perfect opportunity to do just that. Every antique dealer here is an expert and all will be happy to share their passion for 18th century furniture, Flemish paintings, Chinese art of yesteryear, maritime artefacts or whatever their respective speciality is…
Once you’ve finished here, don’t give up! At the old port, a stone’s throw from the Village Segurane, the bric-à-brac traders of the Flea Market await. Although their wares are generally less expensive, they nonetheless bear witness to the past, sometimes even the distant past. Old paintings and items of furniture, decorative objects, light fittings, vintage clothing and more – you may find a hidden treasure here, and if not, you’ll have an unforgettable memory of this jaunt into bygone times.
Before you leave the area around the port, make sure you stop at one of the many restaurants here – there’s plenty of room both inside and on the outside terraces. These eateries focus on local and Mediterranean dishes, which may be served up quite simply, or, alternatively, with all the frills of full-on fine dining.