A shopping destination with a sumptuous sea view!
Welcome to the largest shopping centre with a sea view on the French Riviera! Here, shopping goes hand-in-hand with relaxation, and stopping for a coffee will make you feel like you’re on holiday. Accessible right from the beach, our enticing and enjoyable shops and restaurants will be the highlight of your day, giving you the chance to get away from it all and unwind.
The height of luxury: cap off your day by dipping your feet in the water, or, for the sportier types, on one of the paddle boards or kayaks available for hire.
An iconic spot on the French Riviera
Inspired by the American shopping malls of the era, it boasted a modern style and a pioneering identity, and already offered the promise of a “centre of life, where, in a pleasant atmosphere, fantasy and relaxation blend with the necessities of everyday life”.
Combining prêt-à-porter boutiques, major retailers and luxury brands, the centre even featured a rooftop swimming pool at the time – with a transparent floor that allowed customers to see the bathers!
Ground-breaking by nature, the centre evolved as time passed, and it made sure to keep up with the times. Expanded on three occasions, in 1979, 1989 and 1996, it has, over the years, become one of the French Riviera’s iconic landmarks and is an unmissable stop-off for residents of Nice and holidaying tourists alike.
Renovated in 2019, its fluid curves draw inspiration from the undulating waves of the Mediterranean.
2021 marks the start of a new era: while preserving its core identity, Cap3000 has unveiled a new look, with the opening of a new 8,000 m2 premium luxury and designer space and the arrival of new high-end brands.
Whether you’re sitting on a sunny terrace by the sea, or taking a quick break from shopping to pick up some take-away, give in to a moment of gourmet indulgence at one of our 30 restaurants and food stands. Photo credit : Evasion Restaurant
Discover the region
Located in the heart of the French Riviera, CAP3000 is close to many of the region’s most recognisable sites – it’s the ideal place to combine shopping and tourism, for a day out or over the space of a weekend.
Here’s a selection of must-see attractions for our #CapLovers to discover in the local area:
1. The Promenade des Anglais and the beaches of Nice
Running along the seafront and looking out to the Baie des Anges, the Promenade des Anglais, featuring seven kilometres of palm trees and prestigious hotels, has made a significant contribution to Nice’s standing in the international tourist scene.
4.2 km from CAP3000; 8 min by car, 13 min by bike, 13 min by bus (Line 12)
Photo credit : Chris Hepburn
2. Nice’s Old Town (Le Vieux-Nice)
Striking a balance between tradition and modernity, Nice’s old town is alive and well with its typical shops, gourmet stalls and intriguing boutiques. The atmosphere is completely unique, as is the unforgettable taste of socca (a pizza-style snack made of chickpeas) and pissaladière (onion pie).
9 km from CAP3000; 20 min by car, 30 min by bike, 33 min by bus (Line 12)
Photo credit : Share Inn Nice
3. Cours Saleya Market
This is the ultimate Provencal market! From Tuesday to Sunday morning, it is hard to ignore the Mediterranean scents wafting from Nice’s old town. Fruits, vegetables and other products from the countryside around Nice take pride of place here.
8.6 km from CAP3000; 22 min by car, 27 min by bike, 32 min by bus (Line 12)
Photo credit : Nice-Matin
4. Matisse Museum
Located behind the shimmering façade of the Villa des Arènes, the Genoese architecture of which never fails to enchant visitors, the Matisse Museum, a certified “Museum of France”, highlights the work and life of the masterful painter, and impressively reflects his artistic career and his attachment to the city of Nice.
10.7 km from CAP300; 22 min by car, 43 min by bike, approx. 1 hr by bus (Line 12 then Line 33 or 70)
Photo credit : Nice Ville
MAMAC stands for Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain (Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art), and its architecture alone suggests a prime artistic hub. From Niki de Saint-Phalle and Yves Klein, known for his monochrome adventures and his famous ultramarine blue known as “International Klein Blue”, to international pop, the museum boasts a collection of over 200 works.
10.6 km from CAP3000; 22 min by car, 30 min by bike, 34 min by bus (Line 12)
Photo credit : Nice Weekend
6. St Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral
This cathedral is without doubt one of the largest Eastern Orthodox religious buildings outside Russia, which has fuelled a significant amount of envy. Constructed in 1903, it was run by the Russian Orthodox Cultural Association and was financially dependent on the Saint-Nicolas Orthodox parish in Nice, up until Russia claimed ownership of it...and got it! Since 2011, it has been attached to the Russian Orthodox Diocese of Chersonese of the Patriarchate of Moscow and all of Russia.
8.4 km from CAP3000; 18 min by car, 28 min by bike, 30 min by train (TER from Saint-Laurent-du-Var to Nice Ville)
Photo credit : takethatvacation.com
7. Old Village of Saint-Laurent-du-Var
Often ignored in favour of Nice’s Old Town, the old village of Saint-Laurent-du-Var, with its picturesque lanes that invite you to plunge into the history and traditions of the ancient commune, is well worth a visit. And make sure not to miss the large Sunday market nearby, which is held on the Avenue du 11 novembre, by the town hall.
2.9 km from CAP3000; 10 min by car, 10 min by bike, 12 min by bus (Line 20)