Nice

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Nice showing a sandy beach and a coastal town as well as a large group of people

Unofficial capital of the French Riviera, this glamorous seaside city has been one of France’s most popular tourist destinations since the 18th century.

In Nice, everythinghappens on the water, especially on the Promenadedes Anglais. On this stretch of five kilometres long beach, localsand tourists gather to relax under the sun. Visit the many cafes, restaurantsand bars along the lively promenade. Admire the expensive cars on the road andprivate yachts in the Baie des Anges (Bay of Angels), Niceattracts the rich and famous from all over the world, from Angelina Jolie tothe Queen of England.

Behind the Promenade is the old city with itsbuildings in art deco and baroque style, often with the typical red roof andblue shutters. Stroll through the narrow streets with traditional taverns andold churches. Visit the outdoor market Cours Salaya, where locals buy freshlocal produce before stopping for a coffee at one of the city’s busy squares.Here, day and night, people are always out eating on the terraces. Tastetraditional local dishes such as "Socca", a chickpea pancake, or thefamous "Salade Niçoise".

The main square of the town is on the edge of theold city; the PlaceMassena, as it is known, is a bustling pedestrian area and a greatplace to people watch. Visit the square in the evenings when the square comesalive, which sees the old fountain bathed in coloured lights.

For the best views, climb the hill south of thecity. La Colline du Château is now a park with interesting ruins, waterfallsand lookouts that offer stunning views over the city. You can climb the stairsor for a small fee to take the elevator, which is available from March to lateOctober.

Nice is easilyexplored on foot, by tram or by bus. You can also use the cheap rental systemfor bicycles or do as the locals do and rent skates.

Where to stay in Nice

Novotel Nice Centre Vieux Nice
Novotel Nice Centre Vieux Nice
4 out of 5
8-10 Esplanade du Parvis de l'Europe, Nice, Alpes- Cote d'Azur
The price is €79 per night from 24 Oct to 24 Oct
This family-friendly Nice hotel is located in the shopping district, within a 10-minute walk of Jean Bouin Sport Palace, Nice Acropolis Convention and Exhibition ...
4/5Very Good! (960 reviews)
"The staff were lovely and very attentive, good location at a good price"

Reviewed on 5 Sep 2021

Novotel Nice Centre Vieux Nice
Le Meridien Nice
Le Meridien Nice
4 out of 5
1 Promenade Des Anglais, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €205 per night from 25 Oct to 25 Oct
Located in Nice City Centre, this beach hotel is steps away from Promenade des Anglais, Casino Ruhl and Galion Plage. Blue Beach and Opéra Beach are also within ...
4.1/5Very Good! (82 reviews)
"Our room was on the 8th floor with a furnished balcony overlooking the Promanade de Anglis. The views were magnificent. The room was a bit small, yet appropriate for a room in the middle of the city. We had a refrigerator and was able to fill it will water and wine during our stay. The staff was ..."

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2021

Le Meridien Nice
Albert 1'er Hotel Nice, France
Albert 1'er Hotel Nice, France
3 out of 5
4 avenue Max Gallo, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes
The price is €89 per night from 26 Oct to 26 Oct
Located in Nice City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Place Massena and Promenade des Anglais. Opéra Beach and Nice Opera are also within 5 minutes. Opera ...
4.2/5Excellent! (962 reviews)
"Staff is nice and helpful,good location easy to go around Nice and to SCNF train to Monaco and Cannes."

Reviewed on 17 Sep 2021

Albert 1'er Hotel Nice, France
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Aparthotel Adagio access Nice Acropolis
Aparthotel Adagio access Nice Acropolis
2 out of 5
42 boulevard Risso, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes
The price is €60 per night from 10 Oct to 10 Oct
Located in Cimiez, this residence is within a 15-minute walk of Nice Acropolis Convention and Exhibition Center, Place Massena and Cours Saleya. Promenade des ...
3.6/5Good! (756 reviews)
Ideal for old town
"We were disappointed on arriving after a long day travelling that there weren't any teabags or coffee. We stayed in an appart hotel in Bordeaux which had this, so expected the same. We found the room small and cluttered. There was a unit that was inutile and made it difficult moving around. The bed ..."

Reviewed on 24 May 2021

Aparthotel Adagio access Nice Acropolis
Goldstar Suites Nice
Goldstar Suites Nice
4 out of 5
45 rue Maréchal Joffre, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes
The price is €84 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Located in Nice City Centre, this boutique residence is within a 15-minute walk of Blue Beach and Place Massena. Nice Acropolis Convention and Exhibition Center ...
4.2/5Excellent! (892 reviews)
"Location is good, 5min walk to subway station to Nice Airport, 5 min walkvto beach, 10 min walk to train station, grocery store supermarket restaurants are all within 5 min walk. I dont think its good idea to have a rental car for nice or any nearby towns like Eze, Cannes, Monaco, or even further ..."

Reviewed on 7 Aug 2021

Goldstar Suites Nice
The Jay Hotel by HappyCulture
The Jay Hotel by HappyCulture
4 out of 5
21 Rue Meyerbeer, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes
The price is €104 per night from 26 Oct to 26 Oct
Located in Nice City Centre, this residence is within a 5-minute walk of Promenade des Anglais and Blue Beach. Place Massena and Nice Etoile Shopping Center ...
4.3/5Excellent! (472 reviews)
"What I like: a very convenient location. The hotel is located in a very close proximity to the beach and other shopping facilities. What I did not like: I saw some cockroaches in the room. The most embarrassment was that the housekeeper was cleaning her nose just over the breakfast buffet where the ..."

Reviewed on 28 Oct 2020

The Jay Hotel by HappyCulture
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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