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Nice has something for everyone, thanks to the French Riviera's warm sun, pristine beaches, and beautiful landscapes. Walking down the famous Promenade des Anglais is a great way to check out the best coastal sights. You can even rent bikes, skates or scooters to explore the 2.5-mile stretch even quicker.

The city's true essence is in the old town of Vieux Nice. This network of narrow alleyways has remained largely unchanged since the 18th century, and is full of boutiques, brasseries, and bars. The highlight is the daily flower and food markets of the Cours Saleya, where you can try local specialities like pissaladière (onion tarts) and pan bagnat (a bread roll packed with Nicoise salad). On Mondays, the square turns into a flea market selling furniture and unique sourvenirs.

Although Nice's coast consists mostly of pebble beaches, the turquoise waters are perfect for a swim. If you're looking for a sandy beach, head to the nearby towns of Villefranche-sur-Mer, Antibes, or Cannes. The Colline du Chateau is a great vantage point for panoramic views over the Baie des Anges and the rest of the city.

Nice is also famous for its museums like the Musée Matisse, Musée Masséna, and Museum of Modern Art. And for visitors who want a touch of some Monte Carlo glamor, there's an express train from Nice to Monaco that takes about 20 minutes.

Tonight

From $74 per night

This weekend

From $156 per night

Next weekend

From $137 per night

Most popular time to visit July-September
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency € 1 = $1.17
Language French
Average weekend price $184 per night
Average weekday price $185 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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8.0

A town with two faces - the mondaine, busy and noisy world...

September 17, 2021

A town with two faces - the mondaine, busy and noisy world around the boulevard, and the tiny streets of the old town, where some of the best places did not even accept bank cards. Enough to see and do for about a week. Not a great place to relax because of the busy motor traffic that is almost everywhere.

Julian van der Kraats
Julian van der Kraats Netherlands
10

A modern city which is always working hard to update and...

September 11, 2021

A modern city which is always working hard to update and modernise, but without losing its French heritage. Great public transport system making visiting/getting around this city very easy. Excellent choice of shopping and incredible choice of restaurants, bars and cafes. Culture and beach in one place.

Jane
Jane United Kingdom
8.0

Nice is a good place to dine, there are many historic sites...

August 29, 2021

Nice is a good place to dine, there are many historic sites you can easily reach by train. In 2021 everything about dining and traveling in Nice is twice as difficult, retaurants require the pass sanitaire and travel reglations change a lot depending on which country you visit. But if you are determined to travel to France and can deal with all of the safety regulatiins then it will be woth it if you stay for over a week.

Matthew
Matthew United States of America
8.0

Nice is easy to walk around and most attractions are within...

August 25, 2021

Nice is easy to walk around and most attractions are within close proximity. Great public transport and very cheap. Beaches are stony (water shoes advisable) Fantastic people watching opportunities while sipping your favourite drink in local cafe.

Carr
Carr Ireland
10

A great city for a beach holiday as well as for food lovers,...

August 1, 2021

A great city for a beach holiday as well as for food lovers, architectural enthusiasts and culturally interested travelers. Very family-friendly and an excellent starting hub to explore the French Riviera.

Gernot
Gernot Austria
8.0

Charming city, good restaurants, service mixed.

July 31, 2021

Charming city, good restaurants, service mixed. Beware taxis are very expensive -- flat rate of euros 15 in town, supplement close to midnight. Trams and metro much better way to travel if you can't walk where you need to get. Old Town Nice is delightful. Musee Chagall a disappointment. Booked a trip to the country via Booking.com and went to the rendezvous point, but the actual address doesn't exist -- called the tour service and they said it had been canceled and they didn't have my telephone number which is peculiar. Still waiting to be reimbursed.

Patricia
Patricia Netherlands

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