Where to Shop in Nice, France

Here’s where to find the best of this coastal city’s craftsmanship, from a treasure-trove boutique to an ornate chocolatier dating back to 1820

Read the full story in Volume 38: Flavour.

There's a clear dedication to traditional artisanship in Nice - whether that's in the making of crystallised fruits and candied chestnuts at confiserie Maison Auer, or the production of cheese at a local fromagerie, the guiding principle seems to be the same: make things as they should be made. Instead of tatty souvenir shops and knock-off clothes boutiques, in Nice you'll find that it's the shops of leatherworkers, chocolatiers and antiques dealers that take centre stage.

Discover more stories from the Flavour issue here.


Atelier Nicolet

Manon Nicolet trained as a leatherworker before opening her shop two-and-a-half years ago, bringing new energy and talent to an old-fashioned, traditionally male business. As well as doing repairs, Nicolet makes her own leather goods, such as sandals, bags and sunglasses cases in a range of rich colours.


20-22 Rue Benoît Bunico, 06300

Maison Auer, Nice France


Maison Auer

If the ornate shop facade doesn’t give away this confectioner’s history – it dates back to 1820 – the original Florentine-style interior certainly will. Displays are laden with glistening fruits de glacé, boxes of truffles and all manner of chocolate made with cacao varieties from around the world.


7 Rue Saint-François de Paule, 06300


Trésors Publics

Antoine Bourassin and Nicolas Barbero scour the length and breadth of France for authentic artisanal products, and their stylish treasure box of a boutique straddles both the nostalgic and contemporary. Find everything from Breton striped shirts and oyster knives to wooden toys and cooking pans… To leave without a perfect little something to take home seems implausible.


11 Rue du Pont Vieux, 06300