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It won't be on your flights to Nice or the airport, but rather the glamorous French Riviera that is the place to be seen. Stroll along the elegant Promenade des Anglais that hugs the pebbly shore, past the gleaming yachts of the rich and famous and palm fringed café terraces. A maze of narrow cobbled alleys wind their way through the Old Town hiding a colourful hive of activity from the intoxicating African markets and the fruit and flower markets of the Cours Saleya. The nearby Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art houses an impressive collection, while its rooftop terrace affords the best views in Nice.

Hotels in Nice suit most budgets. There are affordable party hostels in the city centre, like the Villa Saint Exupery, and mid-range historic hotels like the Hotel Nice Riviera. If it’s unashamed luxury you’re after, the Hotel Negresco on the Promenade des Anglais should fit the bill. The Hotel Westminster is the oldest in Nice and is also located on the Promenade, with breath-taking views and four star service. Getting around the city is easy thanks to a good local bus service, scooter and bicycle hire. 

Those with a taste for the finer things in life should visit the boutiques and designer shops on the Avenue Jean Médecin. The hill-top district of Cimiez brims with opulence and art and is home to both the exquisite Marc Chagall Museum and the Matisse Museum too. To the west of the city, white marble fountains glisten in the Mediterranean sun. Azure blue waters stretch out as far as the eye can see but for sandy beaches you’ll need to venture out to Villefranche-sur-Mer, Antibes or Cannes.

Thanks to its proximity to Africa, Nice has an exotic blend of cuisines to tantalise the palate. The port is where you’ll find the freshest seafood while fine dining establishments fill the city centre. Nice’s nightlife is of the high class variety, set to a backdrop of twinkling harbour lights, swaying palms and a heavenly sea breeze.

Did you know..?

The Nice Carnival is one of the most important and anticipated events in the local’s calendar. Started in 1873, floats and flowers mark this traditional event, with fireworks and lively music bringing it into the 21st century.

The Local language, Nicoise, is actually a mixture of French and Italian.

If you love flowers, visit the beautiful Parc Pheonix with its mix of landscaped gardens, tropical greenhouse and zoo all rolled into one. There are fountains and lakes and sculptures in this lovely secret location.

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Nice Travel Guide

Promenade des Anglais

Cours Saleya Flower Market

Matisse Museum

Situated on the stunning French Riviera, Nice is the fifth largest city in France and a popular destination for tourists of all ages. Founded around 350BC by the Greeks of Marseille, they named the colony Nikaia after the Greek goddess of Victory, but it was the Romans who started the ...

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