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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.


From £36 per night

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From £81 per night

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From £81 per night

Most popular time to visit July–September
Cheapest time to visit January–March
Local currency € 10 = £8.48
Language French
Average weekend price £95 per night
Average weekday price £97 per night
Typical stay 2 nights

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Easy to go from aéroport , take tram Line 2 for 1.

11 November 2021

Easy to go from aéroport , take tram Line 2 for 1.50€ and you will be taken to the heart of Nice. The old town ( vieille Nice ) is really a place to see. All trips from Place Macena are a good start ;)


Nice was beautiful and warm, even late October.

26 October 2021

Nice was beautiful and warm, even late October. We especially enjoyed the beach and esplanade, plus the Old Town. Lots of amazing laneways to wander with great shops and restaurants everywhere. The park on the hill was great for a walk and view over Nice and the port. 3 nights in Nice was perfect and we managed a daytrip to Eze which was spectacular.

Lucy Switzerland

Nice is a lovely place to stroll around with lots of...

24 October 2021

Nice is a lovely place to stroll around with lots of restaurants for all budgets and small individual shops. The weather is always great. Speak a bit of French and it is really appreciated, had some great service

Anonymous United Kingdom

Many previous trips to Nice .

19 October 2021

Many previous trips to Nice . Great choice of Hotel or apartment accommodation in and around city centre. Huge range of Restaurants, bars and shopping to suit all ages and budgets. Bring good walking shoes as that is the only way to see the city at it's best.

PAUL United Kingdom

The old town during the evening and at night smells just...

14 October 2021

The old town during the evening and at night smells just like a toilet - there is junk everywhere and drunk people. A lot of them smoke different stuff. The buildings there are in terrible condition and unmaintained. The best part of Nice is the port, the english street and the streets between the beach and the railway station. The tram is great!!! The airport is also great.

Marieta Aleksieva
Marieta Aleksieva Bulgaria

Beautiful big city.

7 October 2021

Beautiful big city. Very good public transport - it is very easy to go everywhere by bus or tram, or walk. Lots of bars and restaurants. Great restaurants on the beach! Interesting city for sightseeing and for spending time on the beach and sea. Many places, museums, monuments, exhibitions to see. Many places to spend nice time in evenings. Good food, nice people. Crepes de Suzette and socca must try! :)

Luiza Poland

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