Did you know? Nice is one of the best cities to live with a dog ("30 Millions d’Amis" magazine). With dog-friendly beaches, adapted green spaces or great walks to enjoy, Nice is the ideal destination to take a holiday with your pet. Stay in our pet friendly 3-star hotel in Nice, and set out to explore the town with your favourite 4-legged friend. The staff at the Locarno Hotel have selected 5 walks for an unforgettable stay with your dog.
At the Locarno Hotel Nice, pets are welcome at no extra charge and even enjoy a personal welcome. Just like you, your little companions will set off after their stay at our hotel with a smile on their faces. At check-in, your 4-legged friend will be given a bowl ready to fill with fresh water to quench his or her thirst and a few treats as a tonic after the journey. Plus a charming welcome card, in the hope that your dog will be happy to pose for a photo with it. Many dogs nowadays have their own Instagram accounts, and if this is the case with yours, we hope he will add the tag @hotellocarnonice !
Your canine friend is now ready to set off on some of the best walks on the French Riviera which we have selected for you!
Your pet friendly hotel in Nice - Credit : Summer Hotels
Beach for dogs on the Promenade des Anglais close by the hotel
Just a 2-minute walk from our hotel, the legendary Promenade des Anglais is the perfect spot to have a good time with your dog. For 7 km, you can enjoy the wonderful view over the Baie des Anges, and relax to the soothing sound of the waves. Perhaps you will be tempted to take a quick dip with your pet? The Carras and Lenval beaches were specially created for our 4-legged guests. You can spot them from a distance because of the mascot Totor, a surfer and lifeguard dog.
Worth noting: on the dog-friendly beaches, you can let category 3 dogs off the leash. Category 1 dogs are forbidden, and category 2 dogs must be muzzled and kept on a lead.
Dog friendly beach in Nice - Credit : Summer Hotels
A walk on a lead to the Colline du Château
The Colline du Château is one of the top spots for a walk in Nice, with a breathtaking view over the Baie des Anges, the city and the mountains. After climbing the 500 steps of the Bellanda Tower, you can admire the view from the Colline du Château Park. This is the perfect outing to work off excess energy and enjoy a great view. "Wow" and "woof"' guaranteed! Please note, your dog must be kept on a lead all the way.
A walk on the seaside along the Coastal Path
The Sentier du Littoral coastal path is a long promenade from Coco Beach to Villefranche-sur-Mer. Enjoy a sun-filled walk with your feet (almost!) in the water. You can walk in the unspoilt creeks and admire the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean. Set aside 3 to 4 hours there and back, if you go the whole way.
Wide-open spaces to stretch your paws in Castel des Deux Rois Park
Castel des Deux Rois Park is a magnificent park in the east of Nice. Here, dogs are welcome and can gambol away in the areas set aside for them. At the foot of Mont Boron, just beside the Nice harbour district, this 3-hectare area boasts a wonderful view over the Baie des Anges. Worth noting: free parking in the Park
A 25-minute tram ride from your 4-star hotel.
Castel des Deux Rois Park - Credit : Tripadvisor
A space dedicated to dogs right in the centre of Nice: the Alsace Lorraine Garden
The Alsace Lorraine Garden is in the centre of Nice, only a 10-minute walk from your pet-friendly hotel. This is the ideal spot to take a break in the shade and share a great time with your dog. In the wide-open green spaces, dogs can walk, run and play in perfect freedom.
That little bit extra: you can let dogs off the lead in the garden (but keep an eye on them!)
The city of Nice is a dog paradise! See the full list of all the dedicated areas for dogs in the city of Nice. To make everyone happy, the city of Nice makes available dog poop bags all over the city. During your holiday in the capital of the French Riviera, you are sure to have a great time with your 4-legged friend. With all the great walks and dog-friendly spaces, everything is designed to guarantee a wonderful holiday. So you just need to book your room in your 3-star pet-friendly hotel, and a great stay awaits you!