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Cap 3000, shopping with a sea view!

Located opposite Nice Airport, for the last fifty years Cap 3000 has been welcoming the Côte d’Azur for a XXL size shopping experience. Inaugurated in 1969, Cap 3000 has always been at the forefront of fashion and shopping trends. Thanks to its recent expansion and 300 shops, Cap 3000 is now the first ever shopping and leisure centre to offer a spectacular view of the coast and direct access to the sea.

Cap 3000: mythical shopping centre on the Côte d’Azur!

Some history…

The story goes that while contemplating the landscape out of the porthole of the plane taking him to Nice Jean Demogé, owner of Nouvelles Galeries, had the idea of building a big shopping centre of the kind that at the time only existed in the USA. From the air he spotted a vast swampy area of land, close to the Cote d’Azur’s main roads. He made his dream a reality on 21 October 1969 by opening the first shopping centre in France in Saint-Laurent-du-Var – and because it then offered 3000 parking spaces, it was named Cap… 3000!

Cap 3000, the shopping city!

Did you know?

In the early days, Cap 3000 had 50 shops grouped around the Nouvelles Galeries store and a swimming pool on the roof, with a glass bottom so that visitors could see the swimmers. Now gone, Galeries Lafayette have succeeded their competitor and the other businesses have multiplied: today there are nearly 200 shops. With many of the world’s leading brands (Apple Store, Victoria’s Secret, Zara, IKKS, Nespresso, Lego, Etam, Sephora, Desigual, Starbucks, etc.) represented, they cover a wide range of activities. You can even have lunch overlooking the sea!

The new face of Cap 3000!

Cap 3000 is writing a new chapter in its story!

With the opening of the sea-view extension and the future luxury mall, the last emblematic step in its metamorphosis, CAP3000 is today offering the best seafront shopping options on a European scale, with 300 shops and restaurants, new services and leisure activities for its French and international clients. This project has allowed the Shopping Centre to reinvent itself around a committed societal and environmental approach, enabling CAP3000 to become the 1st shopping centre in the world to be awarded the BiodiverCity® label.

With a total surface area of 135,000 m², whether terrace, sea view or walkways, visitors can take the time to relax and discover the various specialities from the restaurants in the new South extension. Local or exotic produce, there is something for every craving, and every taste! More than just a shopping centre, CAP3000 is a place where you’ll love to walk, take your time, and enjoy yourself.  The new CAP3000 offers more services, more leisure activities, more relaxation, and more unique moments to share, for all our customers. With services focussed both locally and internationally for all shopping-lovers (centralized taw refund service and on-the-spot translations, etc.), it offers restaurant options and above all more space given over to leisure activities and sensory experiences (beauty, sport, digital, nature, etc.), not to mention an events and arts programme based on a concept store entitled CAPSULE@CAP3000. A new-generation centre, for every generation, that will surprise its visitors and have them experience new emotions!

A new step will be taken, in just a few months: the opening of a new “premium-luxury’ wing, where around forty prestigious brands famous the world over are expected, such as Lancel, Ladurée, Fauchon, Omega, Rolex and Cartier, as well as gastronomic spaces, and which will complete the offer provided by this grand sea-view shopping centre where we love to enjoy ourselves.


A true living space, the CAP3000 commercial centreis hosting a series of events for your summer 2022! A mix of new festivals, events, restaurants and unprecedented partnerships will highlight the events programme on the Côte d’Azur.


Beach Sport Festival:

Organized by the Saint-Laurent-du-Var town hall and in partnership with:

  • The French Volleyball, Rugby, Tennis and Wrestling federations,
  • The Stade Laurentin Footvolley association,
  • CAP3000, Galeries Lafayette, Purexpert, Kiss FM, BFM, etc;

the Beach Sport Festival offers you a series of sporting and musical events from 1 to 24 July 2022.

📅  The programme:

  • 1 & 2 July: Beach wrestling world cup
  • 3 July: Footvolley Nations Cup
  • 6 July ➔ 10 July: Beach Tennis Summer Tour
  • 12 July ➔ 17 July: Beach Rugby
  • 22 July ➔ 24 July: French Beach Volleyball Championship Finals


The 2022 Estivales:

CAP3000 awaits you in large numbers from 12 July to 25 August 2022 for the unmissable summer events on the Côte d’Azur: The 2022 Estivales!
Enjoy the lively afterworks thanks to concerts with a sea view. Funk, folk, rock, pop, jazz or soul will enliven your every Thursday from 19:30 to 22:00!

New for cinema fans this summer in the 2022 Estivales: an outdoor cinema opposite the sea on the centre’s terraces. This is the opportunity to rediscover your favourite films in an exceptional setting.

Discover the programme on the CAP3000 website.

Book your session now: it’s here!

The restaurants:

Come and try local cuisine made from fresh, quality produce in the Evasion restaurant at CAP3000. Certified with the Quality Tourism label and listed in the legendary Gault & Millau culinary guide, the restaurant offers you their signature dishes: octopus cooked three ways or scallops with parsnip and vanilla purée… Everything you want to tickle your tastebuds!

For enthusiasts of cafés and Parisian lounges, enjoy a sensory experience thanks to excellent products at Fauchon: wine cellar, teas, French pastries, chocolates and typical cuisine that is succulent and refined.

Within Corso, the premium, luxury and creative space at CAP3000 you’ll discover Joseph Restaurant, a Parisian brasserie boasting a terrace with a panoramic view over the Mediterranean. At the helm of the Joseph’s kitchens is Jonathan Haddouk, a passionate and globetrotting chef. After several journeys and multiple experiences in establishments in Nice and Monaco, Jonathan has created a timeless culinary identity for Joseph. An ideal location to enjoy a coffee in the morning sunshine or a glass of champagne for an aperitif.

The IT VILLAGGIO restaurantat CAP3000 has 3000 m² dedicated to southern Italy, its gastronomy and its traditions. Immersion in the heart of a true Calabrian village inside the biggest trattoria on the Côte d’Azur, with a large seating capacity and where you can enjoy a rooftop terrace with an unimpeded view over the sea. IT Villaggio regularly organizes salsa evenings with DJs or live music. A restaurant that you absolutely must discover during your trip to Nice.