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Located on the scenic shores of the French Riviera, Nice offers something for everyone, thanks to its endless sunshine, sandy beaches and wonderful landscapes. A stroll down the famous Promenade des Anglais is a great way to soak up the best seafront sights, and you can even rent bikes, skates or scooters to explore the four-kilometre stretch.

However, the city's real essence is found in the old town of Vieux Nice. This narrow network of meandering alleyways remains largely unchanged since the 1700s and is full of boutiques, brasseries and bars. The undeniable highlight is the daily flower and food markets of the Cours Saleya, where you can sample local specialities such as pissaladière (onion tarts) and pan bagnat (a bread roll packed with a Nicoise salad filling). On Mondays, a flea market selling furniture and trinkets is held in the square.

Although Nice's coast is mostly made up of pebble beaches, the turquoise waters are still perfect for a swim. If you do prefer a sandy beach, take a jaunt to the nearby towns of Villefranche-sur-Mer, Antibes or Cannes. Offering soaring views over the Baie des Anges and the rest of the city, the Colline du Chateau makes for a great vantage point.

Nice is also renowned for its museums, including Musée Matisse, Musée Masséna and the Museum of Modern Art. For those wishing to experience the glamour of nearby Monte Carlo, you can catch an express train from Nice to Monaco in around 20 minutes.


From £50 per night

This weekend

From £243 per night

Next weekend

From £146 per night

Most popular time to visit July–September
Cheapest time to visit November–January
Local currency € 10 = £8.76
Language French
Average weekend price £89 per night
Average weekday price £89 per night
Typical stay 2 nights

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Very beautiful plage, from the castle breathtaking view for...

20 May 2019

Very beautiful plage, from the castle breathtaking view for the coast. Pleasant atmosphere, happiness, sunshine, I was able to bath in the sea even in May. Good opportunity for long walks and to travel to cities, villages nearby fast.

Reka08 Hungary

As well as being a beautiful, fun, interesting city, it is...

20 May 2019

As well as being a beautiful, fun, interesting city, it is such a good base for exploring the French Riviera, cheaply and easily. The beach is pebbly but there are some lovely beaches a very short distance away either by cheap public transport or by driving.

Sue United Kingdom

The Police are crooks - I purchase a ticket to Ride the bus...

18 May 2019

The Police are crooks - I purchase a ticket to Ride the bus from the airport and the Police ask to see my bus ticket then ask for my passport then pull me off the bus. Then told me I had to PAY them 40 euros or They will take my passport and take me to JAIL !! This was enough to make me go back Home -I was Tramatrize and Afraid - It is a bad look for Framce.

Anonymous USA

The city of Nice is very beautiful, the Arte Deco...

17 May 2019

The city of Nice is very beautiful, the Arte Deco architecture everywhere is so French, with interesting decorations and details. The French Riviera is just like a paradise! But the weather is not as warm and sunny as Granada and Seville in Southern Spain and the food not as good.

Anonymous Canada

So much to see and do - as well as spend hours people...

16 May 2019

So much to see and do - as well as spend hours people watching on the beach and Promenade des Anglais! The Hop On Hop Off bust tour was a great way to see the major sites - would definitely recommend a few hours in Villefranche. We also did a walking food a tour, a fabulous way of learning some of the history of Old Nice and trying some local delicacies. We ate at a traditional restaurant, Lu Fran Calin, couldn't recommend it highly enough. In all, a brilliant way to spend 4 days.

Sally United Kingdom

The city has a pretty center (Nice Ville).

16 May 2019

The city has a pretty center (Nice Ville). Here you can spend one or two days visiting all the places and add a few days for the pebble beach (no sand) You can feel you are in the South of France. Just remember that public transport is only running until 21:00, there are a few lines that continue to midnight, but those are only a handful. The city does go to "sleep" quickly.

Baloubeer Netherlands

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