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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.

Tonight

From £56 per night

Next weekend

From £124 per night

Most popular time to visit July–September
Cheapest time to visit January–March
Local currency € 10 = £8.59
Language French
Average weekend price £93 per night
Average weekday price £93 per night
Typical stay 2 nights

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10

Cosmopolitan and convivial.

6 November 2020

Cosmopolitan and convivial. Take the time to connect with locals even if your French sucks. The use of a few French words along with being polite can get you a long way. Many people can speak English if you take the time to listen. Visit the surrounding villages! If you have time go to the Mercantour National Park!

Gilles
Gilles France
10

Getting around Nice is easy with a lot of buses and the tram.

30 September 2020

Getting around Nice is easy with a lot of buses and the tram. The buses also serve other towns on the coast and I was able to visit Cagnes-sur-Mere to see Renoir`s house with ease. The Pietonne is a lovely area for restaurants and cafes of all standards. I was able to get a Catholic Mass everyday at 6pm; so good to find churces open for services. The Promenade des Anglaise was my favourite site; just to sit and read or sketch or just watch the waves breaking on the beach. The air there is very fresh but the not so good in the centre of town near the station. I ate mostly in the Pietonne (Le Quebec has the most delicious pizzas and some drinkable Nice beer). For lunch one can`t beat a Pan Bagnat. I would avoid too much walking and invest in a daily bus pass (5 euros).

Hazel
Hazel United Kingdom
10

Nice is a really beautiful city, located at the sea, what...

22 September 2020

Nice is a really beautiful city, located at the sea, what more could you wish? I met a lot of nice people, a variety of nationalities. The landscape around is really gorgeous, you have the see but also the mountains really close. There are a lot of places you can go and admire the view from the top. It's a crowded and busy city, but it has the scent of the sea, that makes it gorgeous, as always. There is a wonderful roof top restaurant, above the Radisson Blu, we had a really tasty dinner and in the night they played music and also have a lounge there. You can admire the whole city from the above.

Bianca
Bianca Romania
10

Nice is ridiculously beautiful.

18 September 2020

Nice is ridiculously beautiful. It is also full of friendly people and excellent food. The coast goes on for miles and miles and the promenade des anglais is beautiful by day and night. Ate the best ice cream ever in vielle nice, where you'll also find a bunch of cute little stores. The cimétière du chateau is very impressive. You'll also find a lot of parcs where you can just hang out.

Andrea
Andrea Switzerland
10

Nice - a city where it is worth spending at least a few days...

15 September 2020

Nice - a city where it is worth spending at least a few days, better a week. You can always choose something new: a few kilometres long beach, long walks in the city, various museums for every taste, shopping, public transport, you can easily get to Monaco or the nearby towns on the Cote d'Azur. It's great!

Siarhei A.
Siarhei A. Belarus
10

One of my favorite places in France.

2 September 2020

One of my favorite places in France. It has a beautiful beach with a nice view on blue waters. Old town is just superb with an asthonising arhitecture, a lot of nice restaurants with good food ( a lot of Michelin resturant). We ate in the following restaurnats and definitly would recomand it: Da Acchiardo, Les Garcons, Le Panier. We used Velo Blue bikes, it was a pleasure to go on a bike in Nice at a really good price.

Catalin Suteu
Catalin Suteu Romania

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