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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.


From $82 per night

This weekend

From $151 per night

Next weekend

From $139 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency € 10 = $9.80
Language French
Average weekend price $196 per night
Average weekday price $194 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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Visited the Matisse Chagall and photography galleries

September 28, 2022

Visited the Matisse Chagall and photography galleries The Matisse and Chagall galleries that were closed on Tuesdays so we returned on Wednesday and really enjoyed our visit Great restaurants in the old town the shops market and promenade were enjoyable lots of tourists everywhere (whom we were part of) nice Parks and views we drove to some lovely places

Adam Israel

Nice is a vibrant city with areas for every person to enjoy.

September 25, 2022

Nice is a vibrant city with areas for every person to enjoy. Stunning scenery, clean beaches, in fact the whole place is kept clean and litter free. There are many bars cafes and restaurants to choose from. Shopping in the old town is fun and exciting. The main commercial centre has everything you could want or need. Getting around is so easy with the bus and tram city services and the bus and rail to take you further afield but if you are up for walking, there is so much to see and do. In short, Nice has everything!!


Beautiful buildings and Promenade but the local council...

September 24, 2022

Beautiful buildings and Promenade but the local council really need to tackle the amount of traffic in the area - the fumes from vehicles (& the noise pollution) was abysmal, really spoilt our view of the place and decided there and then we won't be going back.

Sandra Ireland

Our first engagement with a person was a taxi driver at Nice...

September 21, 2022

Our first engagement with a person was a taxi driver at Nice Airport. He told us the fixed fee for a trip from the Airport to Nice centre is a flat €40. We learned later that this was untrue. The fixed rate is €32 so he turned out to be a opportunistic thieving charlatan. And then he grumbled when we had no cash but paid by card! A bad start for Nice! But the place is lovely and we enjoyed our stay. It is quite expensive for everything from basic groceries to meals/drinks out. But the quality of food in restaurants was generally very good.

John Ireland

The city is really beautiful.

September 20, 2022

The city is really beautiful. That was the first time to visit at the French Riviera. The price of the restaurants is no cheap however we everytime found some good place to eat. We dont like the snail or shell and there is a lot of itailan restaurant as well with pizza and paste. The city is so clean and safety.

belatoth Hungary

One of my favourite places.

September 19, 2022

One of my favourite places. So much to do in the town and beaches. Restaurants and bars are plentiful, good value and a great atmosphere in many districts . The tram system and bike rental makes getting around easy and really cheap

Andrew United Kingdom

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