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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 £343 per night

This weekend

From £686 per night

Next weekend

From £165 per night

Most popular time to visit July–September
Cheapest time to visit January–March
Local currency € 10 = £9.04
Language French
Average weekend price £117 per night
Average weekday price £124 per night
Typical stay 2 nights

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What other travellers say about Nice


I like the beach area a lot with lots of activitîes going on...

5 August 2020

I like the beach area a lot with lots of activitîes going on and can watch beautiful sunset at the beach. Also I like the night street markets in between the buildings from the beach to hotel. The seafood also very fresh with reasonable price.

MOHD AZMI Switzerland

Nice is a good place to visit also during the winter season...

23 March 2020

Nice is a good place to visit also during the winter season with usually nice weather, sunshine and a blue sky. It is a good place also for excursions. The train trip to Italy offers some very beautiful scenary.

Birgit Belgium

Nice is a wonderful city for a weekend city trip: nice old...

12 March 2020

Nice is a wonderful city for a weekend city trip: nice old town with plenty of cozy terraces to have food/drink; boulevard by the seaside; castle hill with a panoramic view of the city. Monaco is easy to rich by train (cheap and fast – for couple of hours to walk on Monaco hills – highly recommended).

Larisa Netherlands

I like Nice for the fact that it has the liveliness of a...

9 March 2020

I like Nice for the fact that it has the liveliness of a city with the sea. The airport is also adjacent so no time wasted with transfers. So many nice restaurants and opportunities to chill on the promenade people watching.

Susanna Ireland

Nice is bigger than expected-we stayed just off Promenade...

6 March 2020

Nice is bigger than expected-we stayed just off Promenade Anglais on Rue de France. Good transport links to other parts of the city-Bus No 12 takes you most places from airport. Restaurant staff were exceptionally friendly. Check out Museum opening times-we found most museums were still on winter opening times (we visited first week in March) which means opening at 11am-many shut on one day a week-check as Tuesday seems to be day many shut so if you're on a short weekday break check in advance. Recommend the 24 hour 5 Euros transport pass valid on bus & tram.

Helen United Kingdom

The seafood is fantastic.

4 March 2020

The seafood is fantastic. The crepe is a must-eat food. The people in Nice is friendly, they can speak good English. The scenery, sunset, seaside and castle is worth for you to stay for few days, at least 2 nights. Don’t miss the weekend flea market, I managed to grab some things that I love.

Anonymous Malaysia

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