A friend, away from home Greeters welcome you. They offer their time on a voluntary basis and share their passion for their neighbourhood or region with you during a free stroll and a real friendly meeting. Discover the concept facebook twitter instagram youtube linkedin Our Core values All Greeters and Greeter destinations share the same core values: Greeters are volunteers, a friendly face for those visiting a city/destination Greeters welcome individuals and may serve small groups of up to… A worldwide network The Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau is a member of the “International Greeter Association”: this is an association of Greeter programmes throughout the world. The “Greeter” concept The Greeter, a resident of Nice, who loves the city and is open to other cultures of all ages and all horizons, offers on a volonteer basis during his or her free… Themes for your stroll Each Greeter proposes one or several themes according to his tastes and interests that he wishes to share with visitors. A stroll around the city Nice, capital of the French Riviera, a city to be lived… Getting to know it in the company of a Greeter is just like being with a friend who shares his favourite places, his memories and his passions with you. Antiques and flea markets In Nice, antique dealers have their own district – between Place Garibaldi and the Port. Take the time to stroll and bargain with a Greeter in the shops or on the second-hand markets. Cultural activities If, like many artists, you are fascinated the light, beautiful landscapes and relaxed atmosphere that define Nice, choose an outing with a Greeter who is a fan of culture and creation! Cycle around the city with Vélo Bleu Vélo Bleu: economical (from €1 per hour), practical (more than 200 stations providing bikes 365 days a year, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day) and ecological… What better way to discover the city than in the company of a Greeter who will give you all the right tips! Daily life and handy tips Live Nice like the natives every day… With a Greeter, get to know Nice “off the beaten track” and make the most of insider advice to organise your stay. Discover a neighbourhood The port, Bellet and its wines, the north of Nice, Cimiez or Garibaldi : our Greeters will share their everyday life in their neighbourhood with you and all the useful tips that it involves! Nature – parks – gardens Nice, the “Green city of the Mediterranean” offers more than 300 hectares of parks and gardens… Each one has its own identity, its rare species and its own particular charm, to be discovered with a Greeter who has a passion for “green fingers”. Places to eat – local cooking – wines A Greeter whose hobby is local cooking will take you to his favourite places to eat and let you taste local products. He/she will even let you into the secret of recipes so you can prepare local dishes (pan bagnat, salade niçoise, tourte de blettes) once back at home… Shopping – fashion – creators In Nice there is something for every shopper, from large stores to small boutiques or crafts workshops. Your Greeter will share his/her passion for shopping with you and point out the best addresses for whatever you are looking for… Sports Walk or run, discover Nice while doing sport accompanied by a “coach” for a day who will guide you along the route. Traditions – Anecdotes – Stories An outing which will take you to the heart on an unknown Nice, its traditions, anecdotes concerning celebrities who have contributed to its history and simply the life of the Greeter accompanying you… Urban hiking Accompanied by a Greeter, stroll around Nice to discover the heritage and landscape of Nice during a more or less athletic walk, according to your tastes! Urbanism – New projects Nice, an authentic city bubbling with excitement… Find out more from a Greeter about the city’s new projects, particularly in the field of sustainable development. Your experience with a Greeter Anne was terrific ! She spent her entire day showing us her beautiful city. She was extremely hospitable and we are happy to have meet her and enjoyed our time together. Rick, USA — Laurie was wonderful! She showed me new parts of the city and told the story of Nice through its art and architecture. She went so far above and beyond. Can’t say enough good things. Dena, USA — Gaëtan is a wonderful ambassador for Nice. When we met him, he asked if we would like the tour to be conducted in English or French. Since we are trying to improve our French, we selected French and he was extremely patient with us. Whenever we didn’t know a word, he would explain the meaning in French or give us the English equivalent. Gaëtan took us for a stroll through old Nice which was perfect for us because we live in the Musicians quarter and hadn’t yet visited old Nice. He discussed history, led us to where we could hear free concerts, introduced us to restaurants, a patisserie, and a chocolate store. He even took the time to introduce us to Socca and a glass of Rosé. Arnie, USA — EXPLORE NICE CÔTE D’AZUR The Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau official website Go to the website French Riviera Pass Get the most out of your stay in Nice and on the Côte d’Azur GO TO THE WEbsite Won over by the idea? Then go for it! Book your outing now with one of our Greeters via our on-line form Book now Prepare your stay in Nice Côte d’Azur Explore Nice Côte d’Azur, a spectacular open-air area between the sea and the mountains. On the programme, 300 days of sunshine a year and unforgettable moments! Get ready for your holiday! I'm off!