Nice, aptly named, is truly a rather nice town. Lovely, even. Situated along the French Riviera, Nice offers pristine weather, pebble beaches and crystal blue water, all which help draw a steady pilgrimage of French and international tourists each year. Dripping with romantic narrow alleys, vibrant flower markets and cafes to wile away an afternoon ... Read more
or two, Nice is the quintessential South of France destination. Start at the Colline du Chateau to get a bird's-eye view of the bay below. Wander along the Baie des Anges, visit the Musee et Site Archeologiques de Cimiez for authentic Gallo-Roman architecture or stroll through Vieux Nice (Old Town) for a glimpse into Nice's architectural past. While Nice may seem to be a chic location to visit, in actuality plenty of budget lodging options available, from hostels to midrange hotels. Luxury travelers fear not, there are no less than fourteen four-star hotels. Wining and dining prices reflect the upscale atmosphere, but budget travelers could search for restaurants near the port.

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  • Promenade des Anglais
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    Outdoors, Beaches and Watersports, Landmark, Plaza
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  • Cours Saleya
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    Sights and Museums, Shopping, Flea Market
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  • Place Massena
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  • Musee Marc Chagall
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London, UK

I loved Nice so much I visited twice! The perfect location to explore the South of France and the home of the Cannes Festival. It's especially great for sea views and lazy beach days.

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Would really recommend you to spend a day in Nice. Walk up the stairs or take the elevator up to the view point which is located close to the old town (Vielle Ville). Stroll down the streets of the old town and stop by Place Massena. Walk down the famous Promenade des Anglais and watch the beautiful turquoise water. Take a swim, but be careful, the beaches in Nice are covered with stones. But on the upside, this is what gives the waters its intense color.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

A splendid seaside city that proves luxury and affordability for whatever taste you desire. With beaches, restaurants, markets and museums, there truly is something for everyone.

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Foster City, California, USA

Nice was very nice, as they say. A beach town in south of France with full of life, culture, beach and seafood.

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San Jose

Beautiful views and very nice delicious food and amazing sunset by the beach.

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Nice has to be my favourite city of the Côte d'Azur. There truly is a little bit for everyone. Foodies will enjoy roaming the colourful streets of the Old Town, whilst Trendsters will take delight in the high-end shopping streets. Nightlife lovers, History Buffs and Art lovers will also find something for them. Add to that the gorgeous sparkling mediterranean and colourful architecture - you have yourself the perfect getaway.

I strongly recommend booking a holiday rental with - for the flexibility and high quality standard. They have something for every taste and budget. Works out much cheaper than a hotel, especially if travelling in groups.

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Brooklyn, État de New York, États Unis

The largest city in the Côte d'Azur, Nice is often used as just a transit point to the beaches further west or to Provence. To simply pass through is a mistake. Those who visit will find a charming old town, fantastic market, and relaxing beach clubs where you can easily pass a day listening to the rattle of the rocks against the surf as you sip rosé. Fête de la Musique is one of my favorite times to visit -- the old town really comes to life with music and the Niçois are natural bon vivants. The July 14th attack has put a damper on tourism but don't let fear keep you away. Prices are down and you'll have more of the city to yourself.

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Calgary, Canada

Nice is a perfect place to stay for exploring the French Riviera as long as sandy beaches are not high on your list. The rocky shore and blue ocean are gorgeous to gaze upon. Restaurants and shops of wide variety are on offer. Transportation east and west and into the interior are easy. The mild dry climate make for perfect days for a visitor.

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Paris, France

Wonderful experience seeing the Nice Carnival in 2016. Flower parade was memorable. Beautiful flowers, great entertainment, music, atmosphere!

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Miravet, Spain

Known as the capital of the French Riviera, Nice is a bustling city with plenty to offer pretty much every type of traveller. The question often asked is "should I stay in Nice or Cannes?" This is where the relationship between the two cities is akin to sibling rivalry. Nice certainly has the edge when it comes to museums and galleries, as well as restaurants to suit every pocket. If the beach is your main criterion, then beware, the one in Nice has pebbles the size of golf balls, while in Cannes it's beautiful fine sand.

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