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Avenue Jean Medecin

Price & Hours

Free
24/7 daily

Details

Free, Neighborhood/Area, Shopping Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend

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  • 5.0Value
  • 4.0Food Scene
  • 4.0Atmosphere

For some retail therapy, travelers ought to stroll Avenue Jean Médecin, which begins its upward ascent at Place Masséna. There are international chains, but you'll also find the Galeries Lafayette department store and the Nice Etoile shopping mall, as well as a number of French boutiques and cafes. If you've shopped the entire street and still want more, you'll find that the streets surrounding Avenue Jean Médecin are lined with retailers too. 

Access to the area is free 24/7, though stores operate on their own hours. Recent visitors suggest walking the avenue relatively early in the day and grabbing a cup of coffee during your visit. Also, be sure to keep an eye out for the tram, which runs down the center of the street.

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