Avenue Jean Medecin
Avenue Jean Medecin
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  • MumbaiRiders
    Mumbai, India1,793 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Avenue Jean Medicin
    Avenue Jean Médecin is a street located in the center of Nice, one of the city's main north-south traffic arteries. In Niçard, it is officially named the "avenguda Jouan-Medecin, consòu de Nissa". It constitutes the city's main shopping street and is called "The Avenue" by residents, the wealthiest locality in Nice.
    Visited May 2023
    Written June 28, 2023
  • JJJC_Family
    768 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The main shopping street in Nice
    It’s now pedestrian only. And a lot of pedestrians take advantage of it. Rightfully so. There’s everything there, shopping-wise. It’s also great for window shopping and people watching. We particularly liked the Monoprix supermarket, which had a wide variety of prepared foods. We bought rotisserie chicken and and a few other items as entrees. It was all good. The basilica was very nice with some very pretty stained glass windows. They have a nice mall, which we frequented more than once and did some necessary shopping there. The Avenue is just fun to stroll. Nice is a great walking city and this street is a big part of that.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 3, 2023
  • Jason S
    Melbourne, Australia2,023 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great at night.
    Probably the Main Street in Nice that most areas lead to particularly from the train station, also avenue leads to ye beach. Lots of shops and restaurants along avenue, but didn’t find too many shops that interesting. Having walked along avenue during day and night would definitely recommend going at night as the atmosphere/mood of avenue is far better than the hustle and bustle of the day time.
    Visited January 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 30, 2023
  • Alanah Reeve
    Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom472 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great during the day, different at night (as per)
    The street during the day is lovely. Has lots of great shops such as H&M, Zara a shopping mall etc. Well worth strolling down if you like food and fashion however deffo be careful at night. As soon as the sunset, the street became full of homeless and beggers as well as felt less safe so we tried to avoid. I know this is normal in big cities but should be made aware and considered. I wouldn't want to be carrying around lots of expensive shopping bags at night...
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 16, 2023
  • MrMrsHappyR
    Liverpool, United Kingdom1,427 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great for shopping
    Great street for shopping but also has a great atmosphere and feels safe. Lots of cool shops. The Monoprix supermarket has some really nice food and lots of French craft beers in the fridge if you need them for the hotel
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 21, 2024
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MumbaiRiders
Mumbai, India1,793 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Avenue Jean Médecin is a street located in the center of Nice, one of the city's main north-south traffic arteries. In Niçard, it is officially named the "avenguda Jouan-Medecin, consòu de Nissa". It constitutes the city's main shopping street and is called "The Avenue" by residents, the wealthiest locality in Nice.
Written June 29, 2023
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Eyekaytoo
Leverkusen, Germany3,001 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
We took the No. 2 tram up from the Grand Arenas area of Nice and got off at the Avenue Jean Medecin station. This is quite deep underground and I recall riding three escalators before getting up to street level. We then wandered up and down the street looking for somewhere decent for a late lunch. This is clearly a major area for shopping and there are loads of shops and restaurants on both sides of the street with the rails of another tram line running along the middle.
Written February 26, 2023
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AliFranchi
Como, Italy95 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Walking along this long, crowded avenue is a pleasure. I am not a fan of shopping streets at midday, especially if that means going the way up, but I really enjoyed doing it in this case. It's a long, harmonious road, sided by trees, by the Cathedral, and by shops and services of any sort. Many buses, shuttles and airport connections pass from here, so you probably won't miss it anyway.
Written August 5, 2021
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JJJC_Family
Virginia768 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
It’s now pedestrian only. And a lot of pedestrians take advantage of it. Rightfully so. There’s everything there, shopping-wise. It’s also great for window shopping and people watching. We particularly liked the Monoprix supermarket, which had a wide variety of prepared foods. We bought rotisserie chicken and and a few other items as entrees. It was all good. The basilica was very nice with some very pretty stained glass windows. They have a nice mall, which we frequented more than once and did some necessary shopping there. The Avenue is just fun to stroll. Nice is a great walking city and this street is a big part of that.
Written July 3, 2023
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Heli P
Helsinki, Finland7,108 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Trams run through the main boulevard otherwise reserved for pedestrian traffic. Shoeshops along it have mostly vanished and been replaced by cheap outlets selling Chinese plastic footwear. The number of clothing brands has also diminished and been downgraded to global mass labels. Monoprix has a good food store in the middle but slow cashiers.
Written September 30, 2022
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MrMrsHappyR
Liverpool, UK1,427 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Great street for shopping but also has a great atmosphere and feels safe. Lots of cool shops. The Monoprix supermarket has some really nice food and lots of French craft beers in the fridge if you need them for the hotel
Written April 21, 2024
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Belinda S
Prague, Czech Republic387 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Best place for pictures. If you are travelling with kids, check out the beautiful fountain here. They will love it.
Written August 29, 2019
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Climber7288
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
It only takes 30 minutes to walk the length of Avenue Jean Medecin, but it's well worth the effort. This is where you see the "real Nice"...the entire spectrum of society. One can watch the working class cram into a bus for the mad rush home, the poor immigrant beggar with a misspelled "Aidez-je" sign, the drunk homeless veteran of the 50s Algerian war, the rich Heinekin-guzzling tourists, and of course Nice's upperclass bourgeois sipping coffee or wine at the many sidewalk cafes. Stores range from pricy boutiques to France's answer to Wal-Mart...Prix Unix. The place is a shopper's paradise, with the Nice Etoile mall with it's reasonable prices, a money exchange, and dozens of specialty stores. Street vendors offer souvenir T-shirts and good deals on countless merchandise. For the homesick American, McDonalds fries up a steady fare of "french" fries and Big Macs. But wonderful French food dominates the avenue's cafe's and restaurants. You can spend a fortune, or just 4 Euros for a good meal, depending on where you go. Nightlife is a mixed bag: to the east, is a sort of red light district close to the train station and post office. Along the avenue proper are several vendors who can relieve that 2A.M. hunger with something akin to a Philly steak & cheese sandwich with the fries crammed inside. A pool hall and a few pubs line the avenue, but due to high rents, most of the good pubs for locals and tourists alike can be found in Vieux Nice. Walking the sidewalk can be a hazard, as Nice's residents see nothing wrong with letting their hounds deficate along the sidewalks unhindered. At any given moment, Nice is under seige by hundreds of young women caught up in the legendary romance of a France they can't seem to find, but stubbornly come to Nice for language schools anyway. English seems to be the second language, oweing to the thousands of British and American tourists who have historically descended on Nice each summer. All in all, Nice and the Avenu
thing - what keeps me coming back each year - is the people. Nice's people are genuinely nice. They remember you after only one visit to a bar, and always welcome you back. Though my fellow Americans insist the French are rude and smelly, they couldn't be more wrong. Nice is my adopted second home.
Written February 2, 2003
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E.L.E
Brno, Czech Republic18,355 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Solo
Loved this street in the city center connecting to the beaches. Lots of shopping and restaurants on both sides of the road
Written November 30, 2022
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melvinsen
Chevy Chase, Maryland10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Avenue Medecin in Nice is a great street for a walk right through the epicenter of French retail shopping with department stores Galeries Lafayette and Monoprix, Richard Branson's super music, book and movie store, a great new shopping center with many smaller shops, restaurants and, confidentially, maybe the best, cleanest and most convenient public toilet in Nice; easy access to the French Railways station (Gare SNCF), the narrow gauge Provence railway station, etc., etc. The new streetcar is being given its trial runs and once that is in operation it will provide great cruising up and down the street. Do watch out for a substantial number of beggars, both stationary and ambulant, and certain other types who seem to have designs on more than just a bit of change. Keep you wallets in a safe place and at times your hands in your pockets, and leave the fancy cameras and jewellery at home or in a secure safe.
Written November 17, 2007
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