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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

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From $169 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency € 1 = $1.06
Language French
Average weekend price $247 per night
Average weekday price $239 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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Nice is a beautiful place to visit.

October 1, 2023

Nice is a beautiful place to visit. It has great restaurants and a nice beach. It's a quick jaunt to Monaco to have a visit to see how the rich and famous live. Treat yourself to a cruise along shoreline.

Angie Canada

Nice os a beautiful town and a very nice place to visit Our...

September 30, 2023

Nice os a beautiful town and a very nice place to visit Our Hotel St. paul was pout of town on the coast -very beautiful The ocean was there for us to relax and swim . Wen had to take a taxi to most places because too far to walk . Had dinner at hotel one night was very good but must book in advance on weekends. We were there while Scotland in the International Rugby Championship . Those Scots can party ! Had a great time ! Had trouble finding taxis back to hotel . The local food was excellent , especially around the market in Old Town .

Lynnette United States of America

The room had a great view of the Mediterranean Sea.

September 28, 2023

The room had a great view of the Mediterranean Sea. The room was clean and spacious. The only major problem was that the toilet is mounted extremely high off the floor. Even at 6 feet tall, my feet did not touch the ground when sitting on it. This was the oddest bathroom encountered in a hotel.

Michael United States of America

Nice is a great city, I went this time for the Rugby World...

September 28, 2023

Nice is a great city, I went this time for the Rugby World Cup games plus the many Museums in Nice and surrounding towns. Easy to get around with great/cheap public transport within Nice and to surrounding towns by bus and train. Have been to Nice on many occasions and will return again in the near future. Only problem on this trip was the apartment rented.

Kenneth G
Kenneth G United Kingdom

Nice is a place of beauty an enjoyment.

September 27, 2023

Nice is a place of beauty an enjoyment. You can just walk around for an entire day in the old city, on the Promenade, the Citadel hill and see something beautiful around you all day. Getting out of the city there is even more - Villefranche sur Mer, Eze, Monaco, all easily accessible and worth seeing. The only downside is that it is quite costly to visit so you have to prepare to spend a lot of money.

Anonymous Serbia

Beautiful city.

September 26, 2023

Beautiful city. I wish I had taken the time to find the seafood restaurants. You really need a city travel card which you can buy on the tram/bus for 2 euro. It has a journey already loaded onto it, you just need to downloathe App and pay for more journeys. I was frustrated to find out you CANNOT redeem your ticket at the airport. Another con in a modern age. Walking aroud the city was great and felt safe. Take a wee journey to Ville France sur mer. You will not forget it. It's beautiful at night.

Scott United Kingdom

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