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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 £47 per night

This weekend

From £78 per night

Next weekend

From £78 per night

Most popular time to visit July–September
Cheapest time to visit November–January
Local currency € 10 = £8.62
Language French
Average weekend price £74 per night
Average weekday price £80 per night
Typical stay 2 nights

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10

Nice was excellent - plenty to do and things to see.

10 October 2016

Nice was excellent - plenty to do and things to see. Weather was excellent and the locals were very friendly and helpful. Took a bus to Monaco which at the minute resembles a building site - so much work going on. We ate out each evening. Found a great Italian restaurant and the Hard Rock Cafe was excellent. We ate one night in a restaurant called Buffalo Grill - the food was awful - the worst steak i ever had - avoid at all costs. We plan to return next year. We stayed at the Hotel De France - it only has a two star rating but its as good as some three star hotels I have stayed in. It doesn't have a lift which is why its marked as 2*. The rooms were cleaned daily, had comfortable beds and were all air-conditioned - the staff on the desk were very friendly. We found a great cafe just three doors down and had breakfast there every morning - the lady owner spoke good english and the food was excellent.

Rob Ab
Rob Ab United Kingdom
10

Great plac to chill.

4 September 2017

Great plac to chill. Quaint and modern side by side. Spend days on the beach. Nights walking the Promenade. Lots of small cafes, restaurants, even a casino. We stayed in a boutiue hotel, but there are plenty of ways to spend a lot for luxury accommodations.

Paul
Paul United States
10

The best thing about our trip was our amazing stay at Hotel...

25 July 2016

The best thing about our trip was our amazing stay at Hotel 64.The hotel is near to main train station,tram,restaurants and shopping mall.Internet connection was superb,you can connect to internet without a problem.They served the best bread in nice.The hotel was always clean.Hotel staffs were very helpful and friendly.I would recommend everyone to stay at Hotel 64,Nice.

sabariyah
sabariyah Malaysia
10

Had wonderful time in Nice

28 May 2016

Beautiful City, easy to get around the attractions, easy to another cities around Nice, train station staffs and information central staff were very nice and helpful. My hotel's room was comfortable, bed and bathroom are very clean. For sure, I will revisit Nice with my friends again.

z
z
10

Heaven on the Cote d'Azur

22 May 2016

. Nice is the 5th largest city in France, but never overpowers the visitor. The people you encounter in hotels and restaurants are charming and take great pleasure in helping tourists enjoy their stay. Go to the same cafe or restaurant more than twice and they instantly recognise your face the next time. Nice offers a superb combination of different types of holiday. You can spend time at the beach, sunbathing, indulging in water sports. Alternatively you can wander round the old city, with its narrow streets crammed with fascinating little shops and cafes. There are many quaint little eccentricities to be unearthed : for example the boutique which sells only merchandise with a cat theme! In May the daytime temperature can reach 24/25, so the Old City is a great place to stay cool! Try the Place Massena for people watching. It is particularly fascinating at night.

Professor Leslie
Professor Leslie United Kingdom
10

Nice, Côte d'Azur

6 May 2016

It's just 20 mins away from Monaco by train! It's nice to have breakfast/brunch on a rooftop of Plaza hotel. Also I liked Baltazar cafe w a sea view and wifi, plus very friendly personnel. And of course Negresco Hotel for a fancy dinner at a luxury interior.

Veronika
Veronika Russia

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