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A shopping destination for the festive season

29 November 2021
Enchanting animations, glittering illuminations, Christmas decorations ... the magic of the holidays is coming to our favourite shops!

It can be found in the heart of cities along beautiful avenues, in lively shopping centres, in more exclusive and trendy boutiques in popular neighbourhoods or in local shops.

It's an opportunity to enjoy a magical shopping experience and to get into the Christmas atmosphere that we love so much!

You don't have to go far, you only have to cross the street to find the perfect gift or enjoy the special atmosphere of the holidays!

1 - Department stores: shopping and Christmas magic

The shopping centres and major retailers are decked out in their finest finery to bring you the magic of Christmas throughout the festive season. Enjoy a unique shopping experience with leisure activities and shops suitable for the whole family.

Cap 3000, a luxurious Christmas

The Cap 3000 shopping centre in Saint-Laurent-du-Var has reinvented itself and offers its visitors an exceptional environment. Facing the sea and respecting the surrounding environment, it is modern and up to date.

This year, give another dimension to your Christmas shopping and come and discover the new wing dedicated to luxury: the Corso! From affordable luxury to the ultimate in luxury, some forty boutiques are waiting for you to do your shopping. Ready-to-wear, jewellery and fine watches, leather goods and accessories, beauty and perfumery, lifestyle and restaurants, you will be spoilt for choice. Don't forget the Market Place service at Cap 3000: this platform allows you to access your shops online, to order via a Click & Drive function or home delivery: ideal for the festive season!

Numerous events and activities await you throughout the festive season. See the programme



Nicetoile, A Christmas of solidarity

Located on the Avenue Jean Médecin in Nice, the Nicetoile shopping centre has been decked out in its most beautiful decorations and illuminations.

This year, Benny the bear and his companions from the Vésubie valley have taken over the shopping centre to set up their Christmas village. Automatons, singing reindeer and a storytelling bear invite you to enjoy an original experience in this immersive and sensory journey of 150 m². A mailbox and a photocall will complete this enchanted universe. See the programme

To help the victims of the Vésubie valley, a box will be installed at the entrance of the Christmas village and the funds collected will be donated to the town of Saint-Martin-Vésubie.

2 new brands will be added to the centre's offer, which includes more than a hundred shops! Haribo and Reshop (an original second-hand concept). We can't wait to discover them !



Polygone Riviera, a frosty Christmas

This new generation shopping centre is a must for a unique experience! More than a shopping centre, Polygone Riviera is a friendly place, ideal for family outings. A real open-air "village" surrounded by tree-lined areas and works of art installed in the four corners of the centre, it will delight the whole family!
For the festive season, Polygone Riviera is lit up with a thousand lights.

Father Christmas village, photos, animated Christmas mailbox, find the festive atmosphere in your shopping centre. This year, the Christmas market awaits you on the Dancing Fontaine, along the main alley, where you can find delicacies and winter products such as nougat, raclette sandwiches and much more... We are already salivating!

Between two shopping sessions, the most daring can enjoy the ice rink installed until January 2nd! See the programme



2 - Concept stores for a different kind of pleasure

In the last few years, new shops have appeared in our favourite neighbourhoods... but not only that... (they can even be found in shopping centres!). These new type of shops are ideal for finding original gifts adapted to your personality or that of your loved ones!
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We love the spaces in these trendy shops, where the eye is immediately drawn to the pretty things on the shelves. You can find decoration, hygiene and fashion products and sometimes even a restaurant or tea room! Ideal for the cravings that punctuate our shopping sessions!  It's also an opportunity to discover new designers with a variety of universes.

Often set up in popular neighbourhoods, these shops are perfect for isolating yourself from the crowds of department stores and rediscovering a more intimate and tailor-made shopping experience.  Many shops offer a range of eco-responsible and even 100% local products. We like to support our local artisans and let our friends and family discover products that sometimes come from the end of the street!


For a more responsible shopping experience that will please the whole family, don't hesitate to visit one of the concept stores in the Nice Côte d'Azur area.

Joya Lifestore - 1 Place du Pin 06300 Nice 

Between crafts and encounters, it is the promise of a unique shopping experience.


La Maison de Nice - Commercia Centre Nicetoile and 19 rue Saint-François de Paule, Nice

The official shop of the City of Nice, the Maison de Nice is a showcase for the development and promotion of the intangible heritage of the people of Nice. Buoni Calèna candles to decorate the house, a night light for the youngest child's bedroom, a #ILOVENICE hat for the whole family, but also mugs, jewellery, soaps, photos, masks, posters, sweatshirts, aprons, books, games... Not forgetting stylish products from collaborations with Nice designers: La Boulisterie, la Chaise bleue, les éditions Giletta, les Galets de Nice, Maison Jaune, Nomada Bijoux, Sapone & sens, Anisette Design, Mouche cousue, Marmotine, Véronique Miahle, les bulles d'Ysae, ... There is something for everyone and at all prices.


Trésors publics - 11 rue du Pont Vieux - Vieux Nice

100% French concept store.
Dedicated to historical and emblematic brands guaranteed and made in France.


Le Beau Quotidien - 13 bis, rue Alphonse Karr 06000 Nice
Shop & café to discover useful, beautiful and sustainable everyday objects.


Le Café du Cycliste - 16 Quai des Docks 06300 Nice

Café, clothing shop and bike rental.


CocoKnot - 2 Rue Offenbach 06000 Nice

Natural food and beauty products, ethical cosmetics, responsible decoration.

L’Atelier Français - 3 place du Frêne 06140 Vence

Chic and relaxed concept store entirely dedicated to products made in France.


Capsule@Cap3000 -  Commercial Centre Cap3000, Saint Laurent du Var
This concept store made in Cap3000 offers constantly renewed ephemeral collections, art exhibitions and a café/bookshop. Find emerging brands on more than 700 m2. Ideal for finding nuggets!


Corso Collector - Commercial centre Cap3000, Saint Laurent du Var

A luxury second-hand concept store, it is ideal for finding unique pieces! The pieces are selected by the auctioneer Gros & Delettrez.


Madison Avenue - Polygone Riviera, Cagnes-sur-Mer

Concept store for accessories, interior decoration, jewellery...


Madame Monsieur - Polygone Riviera Cagnes-sur-Mer

Cosmetics and perfume shop, barber, hair salon, beauty service and coffee shop.


Pop Up Initiative Nice Côte d'Azur - NICETOILE

The Pop Up Initiative gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to test their project in an innovative shop in the heart of downtown Nice.


3 - More traditional shopping

Christmas markets are the stars of our December! Whether they last for a weekend or several weeks, we always look forward to them! We can find our favourite stalls that smell of Christmas and awaken all our senses! Christmas markets are a guarantee of finding a seasonal gift while enjoying the festive atmosphere.

Where to do your Christmas market on the Nice Côte d'Azur territory?

In Nice - from 3 décember 2021 to 2 January 2022

With its 60 wooden chalets spread over the Place Masséna and the Jardin Albert 1er, the Christmas atmosphere will be in full swing. Entertainment and games will be provided throughout the format.


In the surroundings

Carros - Sundy 5 december 2022

Small Christmas market, sale of Christmas trees and plants.

Vence - from 5 december to 2 january 2022

Products from various worlds to discover in the many chalets of the Christmas market. Gift ideas on one side and a gourmet break on the other.

Tourrettes-Levens - Saturday 11 december

Crafts and gourmet products, artists' shop and photo shoot!

Gattières - Saturday 11 and sunday 12 december

Local craft market.

Levens - Sunday 12 december

Numerous craft stands including local products, gift ideas.

La Trinité - Saturday 18 and sundy 19 december

First edition of the Big Christmas Market in the streets of the city centre, with a jazz band and giant mascots.

Saint-Jeannet - Saturday 18 and sundy 19 december

Christmas market in the village.

Aspremont - Sunday 12 december

Crafts, decoration, creative leisure activities, wines, Corsican stand and gourmet corner.


In the valleys...

Roquebillière  - Sundau 5 december

Numerous stalls with gift ideas and food stalls.

Valdeblore - La Bolline - Sunday 5 december

Numerous stalls, mulled wine and musical entertainment

Saint-Martin Vésubie - Sunday 11 december

Meet the local craftsmen and producers in a musical atmosphere.

Belvédère - Sunday 12 december

Local producers, traders, crafts and creations.

Saint-Etienne de Tinée - From 17 to 19 december

Food and Christmas gift stalls.

Isola 2000 - Sunday 19 and Monday 20 december

Designers, producers, winter accessories and gift ideas!

Auron - From 23 december to 2 january

Stands of decoration, Christmas gifts and food.


Your shopkeepers are waiting for you for the holidays!

In each district you will find specialist shops, independent brands and art galleries alongside local brands... Olive oil, wine, chocolate and fruit jellies will be ideal festive dishes to offer or simply to highlight for your festive evenings. Our mouths are already watering!


Maison Auer -  Since 1820

Candied fruits, chocolates, cocoa, marrons glacés and sweets.
For those with a sweet tooth, you can buy an advent calendar

Health Confidence Label


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Confiserie Florian - making sweets since 1921

Transforms the region's emblematic flowers and fruits.
Chocolates, candied fruits, jams, flowers, confectionery....
Christmas sweet baskets


Nicolas Alziari - an exceptional house since 1868

A unique know-how in the production of great olive oils! As a producer, miller and confectioner, the company perpetuates an ancestral know-how.
Christmas gift boxes


JP Paci  - The offbeat chocolate!

Don't miss the chocolate ravioli, a symbol of Niçoise cuisine, or the chocolate cheeses.


Chocolatier Maison Lac
The very talented Pascal Lac now passes on his knowledge in his laboratory in La Trinité.



Chocolats LAC @OTM NCA


Around Nice, the towns on the coast and in the hinterland of Nice also offer a very pleasant open-air shopping experience, with their more intimate town centres where independent shops rub shoulders with local businesses.


4 - Christmas spirit in the cities

The cities participate in this festive spirit and invite you to enjoy a magical experience.

Illuminations, ice rink, Christmas radio, enchanted forests, etc. are all part of the Christmas atmosphere in the metropolitan area.

To complete your shopping experience and fully experience the magic of Christmas, don't miss the events planned throughout the festive season in the Nice Côte d'Azur region! Illuminations, ice rinks, Christmas forests, automatons, creative workshops, fireworks, not forgetting a meeting with Father Christmas, there is something for all ages and all tastes!

Find all the animations of the Nice Côte d'Azur territory: Here (select Festivities and events)

This article is brought to you by Laetitia and Emillie from the Nice Côte d'Azur Metropolitan Tourist Office, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat tourist information office