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5/5Exceptional!(83 area reviews)
Food markets, tiny streets and packed cafés make up Nice’s picturesque old town.
4.5/5Wonderful!(11 area reviews)
Browse the collections of some of the Riviera’s most famous artists and explore ancient ruins in this Nice neighborhood, which was once a separate city.
4.5/5Wonderful!(46 area reviews)
Sitting directly north of the Old Town, this historic neighborhood features several of Nice’s finest cultural venues and art galleries.
4/5Very Good!(43 area reviews)
Enjoy the best of Nice in this wealthy beachfront neighborhood. Stroll along the glamorous Promenade des Anglais and view collections of European art.
4/5Very Good!(31 area reviews)
Spot wildlife, stroll through a serene park and learn about Asian art at the port of entry into Nice, which offers much more than just an airport.
Reviewed on 5 Feb 2020
Beautiful parks, colourful markets, luxury shopping and a vibrant port: Nice is the charming capital of the Côte d'Azur. With flavours of both France and Italy, here you’ll find the Rue Bonaparte (named after Napoleon Bonaparte) alongside the Place Garibaldi (named after the Italian freedom fighter Giuseppe Garibaldi) and cuisine with flavours from both culinary giants - Southern French with an Italian edge.
In the district of Baumettes you find Musée des Beaux-Arts and one of the most beautiful places of the French Riviera: the Promenade des Anglais. Around this famous boulevard you can choose from about 50 hotels. Take for example one of the 4 star hotels with a swimming pool and sauna, or a romantic hotel overlooking the azure waters of the Baie des Anges (Bay of Angels).
In the old town of Nice, Vieille Ville, you’ll find the popular flower and fish market alongside many boutiques and eateries. Chill out and eat ice cream at the famous ice cream parlour, Fenocchio. Find a cosy, romantic hotel in the cute narrow streets for you and a partner for a loved up getaway neither of you will forget.
The modern centre of Nice is a paradise for shoppers, thanks to the world famous Galeries Lafayette. Nearby are a whole host of 2, 3 and 4 star hotels, with all you’d ever need for a comfortable stay. The largest square in the centre is the Place Massena, which is the scene of the annual Nice Jazz Festival and the big carnival parade Corso Carnavalesque. Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain and the Acropolis Convention Centre are also located in and around the city centre.
The oldest part of Nice is the beautiful Cimiez. Around here you’ll find an assortment of cosy little 2 and 3star hotels located, perfect for a romantic or family getaway. Cimiez was founded by the Romans and their influence is still noticeable today. For example, visit Musée Archéologique and see the ruins of the Roman arena. Museums dedicated to the painters Henri Matisse and Marc Chagall can also be found in Cimiez.
About 45 minutes from Nice is the district of Grasse, famous for its perfume industry. Here you’ll find a great selection of resorts with spa facilities and luxury hotels with private beach fronts. Travel is easy from Grasse, with trains and buses running to and from the station in Nice.