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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.


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Most popular time to visit June-August
Cheapest time to visit November-January
Local currency € 1 = $1.13
Language French
Average weekend price $108 per night
Average weekday price $99 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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Nice is the "capital city" of the French Riviera,...

February 7, 2019

Nice is the "capital city" of the French Riviera, from where you can easily get to so many towns (including Monaco and Cannes) in a single day.The promenade is so beautiful to walk along. Very memorable and romantic.

Anonymous United States of America

Nice is a wonderful city with many different areas to visit...

February 5, 2019

Nice is a wonderful city with many different areas to visit and stroll. It's by the sea, lots of restaurants, beautiful gardens, sculpture and architecture. The train is convenient and will take you to most towns on the riviera in 20 minutes. A wonderful place to base yourself and explore the French Riviera.

Anonymous United States of America

Gorgeous views of Mediterranean.

November 12, 2018

Gorgeous views of Mediterranean. Castle Hill was so worth it! Elevator is free if unable to do climb. Much to see. Restaurants fabulous with very friendly people. I could have stayed here for weeks, just love the French Rivera. We took 20min train to Monoco, and crowded there but interesting. Do the climb to the Castle.

Nancy United States of America

The promenade and the many beach clubs along the shore,...

October 18, 2018

The promenade and the many beach clubs along the shore, watching the planes come and go from one of the most unique airport landing spots in the world, touring the bustling streets seeing the many different restaurants, the early morning markets and the ice cream.

Anonymous Ireland

One of the most wonderful places on earth.

October 17, 2018

One of the most wonderful places on earth. Excellent shopping with much variety. People are very friendly. Fabolous Promenade des Anglais for walking, relaxing, people watching. Great variety of restaurants but some can be pricey. City is clean. Airport very adequate, no hassle . Easy to get around. Public transportation modern , Efficient, cost Euro 1:50. Visit the Fragonard Perfume store. It is great. Take the Big Red Bus for a great tour. Visit the Massena Palace and the Memorial to the Victims of the terrorist attack a few years ago.

Anonymous United States of America

Great Ciry to be right on the sea & visit nearby Cannes,...

October 8, 2018

Great Ciry to be right on the sea & visit nearby Cannes, Eze, Monte Carlo, Antibies. The French food is delicious! Enjoy! Visit the cute hilltop town of Eze, shopping in St Tropez, & relaxing on a sandy beach in Cannes at a beach club. The beaches are rocky in Nice, but the beach clubs there ( typically 20 Euro each for the day ) are quite nice with restaurants on site. Champagne in the grocery stores is as low as 5 Euro a bottle which tastes great! Prices generally quite good for restaurants, hotels. We rented a car for 8 days & the deisel was only 40 Euro for driving everyday to all the cities along the coast & hills.

Suzy United States of America

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