Sight Seeing in Nice
Nice is a bustling port city with plenty of historical and cultural attractions, not to mention a gorgeous stretch of beach to enjoy in the summer months. The Promenade des Anglais where you will find pastel coloured houses, shops and cafes, is a popular area to stroll around and stop for some lunch when you want to rest your legs. To see the whole city then make sure you take the lift up to Colline du Chateau (from Tour Bellanda) for amazing panoramic views, as well as a park and waterfall to enjoy.
Visit the Vieux Nice (the old town) to explore traditional French lifestyle with the colourful flower and fruit markets held everyday by the town's square, the Place Rosetti; Here you can find a bench and enjoy an ice cream whilst admiring the grand architecture surrounding the square including the Sainte Reparte Cathedral. If you fancy a bit of culture Nice has some great museums too, art lovers in particular will be spoilt for choice with the Musee National Message Biblique Marc-Chagall, the marble building housing the Musee d'Art Modenne et d'Art Comtemporain and the Musee Matisse, showcasing the works of the famous French artist.
Nesting on the Cote D'Azur in Southern France, this is the place where rich and famous meet and the ‘darlings' of the world come together in swanky Cannes (home to the famous film festival), gather in Monaco (be it for the Grand Prix, to try your luck in the casino or catch some rays on the beach!) or travel down the coast to Marseille.
With cheap flights to Nice from Jet2.com you can also take advantage of easy access to St Tropez - one place you won't need to get your tan out of a bottle and where you can soak up the sun in style! Close by lies the region of Provence, home to the St. Paul area, where you can spend some euros in the designer shops and art galleries or buy some souvenirs to take home... don't worry though, window shopping is allowed!
Romantic Breaks in Nice
Nice is as romantic as any French destination with sumptuous food, great wine and beautiful scenery. A charming port city Nice has many cultural attractions such as the Vieux Nice (old town) which is quaint and peaceful as cars are not permitted; filled with various shops, markets and cafes with outdoor seating where you can stop for a bite to eat and watch the world go by.
Nice is set in stunning surroundings against a dramatic coastline which is the perfect setting for a relaxed stroll along the pebbled beach - The Promenade des Anglais is a very popular place for walks. In the evening there are many restaurants to choose from where you can enjoy a romantic meal for two and perhaps try some French delicacies such as snails.
From Nice you can also take a boat trip or mini-cruise across to the Island of Corsica known as the Ile de Beaute meaning ‘beautiful island' which is the perfect way to end your stay in Nice. Look no further than Nice for your next romantic getaway and remember to check out Jet2.com for low cost flights to France.
Fun Seekers in Nice
We recommend that if its nightlife, Stella Artois and traditional French cuisine you're after, you head for the Old Town where the port is situated. Although the majority of bars are very traditional serving a wide range of French beers and snacks with live music from local bands there are some trendier bars too serving cocktails and champagne with outside terraces fantastic for people-watching on a summer's night.
Nice is also a fantastic destination for shopping whether it's for designer brands that can be found down Rue Paradis and Avenue de Suede or high street clothing in department stores on the main shopping street Avenue Jean Medecin. To sample some local produce or just to buy some great souvenirs to take home to family and friends try the shops on Rue St Francois de Paule or the Cours Saleva market selling everything from food to antiques.
Nearby Nice, Cannes is worth a visit for some celebrity spotting especially during the famous film festival. As well as hosting the Grand Prix, Monaco is a fantastic night out with plenty of sophisticated cocktail bars plus a casino if you're feeling lucky!
With a choice of bustling bars and restaurants to entertain yourselves in the evening and a beach to laze around during the day, make your next short break to Nice with cheap flights from Jet2.com!
Family Fun in Nice
For a family beach holiday with a bit of culture then try the city of Nice with low cost flights from Jet2.com. A mix of busy port life, stunning scenery and beautiful stretches of beach along with plenty of museums, shops and cafes Nice has everything you need for summer holiday.
The beaches in Nice are not only picturesque but have small freshwater pools perfect for children to safely paddle in. The Promenade des Anglais is always very popular with families as you can fly kites or go rollerblading alongside the beach here. If you fancy a day away from the beach then the Parc du Chateau is always a good place to visit, with large grounds perfect for a picnic and an adventure playground. The Parc des Miniatures is also a great attraction for the whole family where you can learn all about the history of Nice and the Cote d'Azur by exploring the model buildings and the cleverly crafted Museé Des Train Miniatures. If the weather is not as sunny, then Nice has 18 museums and galleries to visit, many of which have interactive exhibitions to keep the kids interested.
Events in Nice
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Activities in Nice
Top Tours in Nice:
Walking Tour of Old Nice: The Baroque Spirit
Admire the many baroque cathedrals and architecture of Old Nice on this relaxed walking tour...
Wine Road in Provence
Sample the wines of Le Château de Berne and Le Château Saint-Martin and see the beauty of Tourtour...
Dinner at Monaco and Monte Carlo Tour
Feel the magic of the stunning Casino Square in Monte Carlo enchantingly illuminated in the evening...
Scenic Tour around Nice by Scooter
Enjoy a scooter ride around the many sightseeing attractions of Nice and stop for a bath in the sea...
A Journey Though the Country of the Red Canyons
Breathtaking views of red rock valleys, typical villages and Alps at the foot of Nice's hinterland...
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Top Tips for Nice
Yes - Oui
No - Non
Hello - Bonjour
Goodbye - Au revoir
Please - S'il vous plaît
Thank you - Merci
My name is … - Je m'appelle …
How are you? - Comment ça va?
I'm very well - Ça va bien
I feel ill - Je ne me sens pas bien
How much does it cost? - Combien est-ce que ça coûte?
Do you speak English? - Est-ce que vous parlez anglais?
I don't understand - Je ne comprends pas
Where is …? - Où est …?
Entrance - Entrée
Exit - Sortie
Danger - Danger
Open - Ouvert
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Hotels & Apartments in Nice
Nicea - star rating 2+
Located right in the heart of Nice, in a quiet street away from the main traffic area, the Nicea Hotel Nice offers comfortable, clean and simple accommodation with basic amenities.
Azurea - star rating 3
Conveniently located in the heart of Nice and only 100 meters away from the main train station with connections to Monaco or Cannes in just 20 minutes, the Azurea Hotel Nice has been newly renovated offering clean and simple accommodation.
Le Grimaldi - star rating 4
Located in the heart of Nice, just a few minutes' walk from the Flower Market and the old town as well as the Promenade des Anglais.
Customer Comments for Nice
"I've just come back from a holiday in Nice in April and it was a lovely city. The airport was not far in a taxi but the taxi was quite expensive so I would advise getting the bus which is only €4 whereas the taxi was €40.
There is a train that takes you on a forty minute ride around the town which is €7 and woth it for the really nice sights. We also went on an open top bus tour which was initially €20 but we managed to barter with the bus driver as we were in a group of 12 and got on it down to €17; that was another good trip as the bus takes you right up to the top of Nice and once again the sights are amazing.
The restaurants were lovely, especially in the Old Town where buskers play music, which makes for a lovely setting when sat down with a nice glass of wine. Soft drinks are quite expensive and I would say it is cheaper to drink alcohol although we didn't see any bars where we were. There are restaurants everwhere with lovely chioces on the menu; I would reccomend Flo Nice Restaurant, an old theatre where the stage is the kitchen. It was €34 for three courses and half a bottle of wine which for I thought was very reasonable.
We also got the tram followed by a train to the Casino in Monte Carlo. It was very easy as trams run every few minutes and trains, depending on where you're going, run about every hour. The Casino was brilliant but I did feel a little out of place at first as there were some very posh cars parked outside! We played on the slot machines as the tables had a minimum bet of €40 but it was good to watch the men and women with a lot of money playing; it was just like something out of James Bond.
I found the staff in the shops and restaurants very helpful and friendly and I would reccommend Nice to couples or groups wanting a sightseeing and relaxing break. I went on a Hen-do and it was great laugh!"
Natalie from Leeds
Nice is a fabulous city with loads of sights to see and places to discover. We went for a long weekend and thought it was the perfect place to visit. The city is lively and exciting with great shops and a fantastic nightlife; however there is also a more traditional side with Vieux Nice, the old town being a lovely place for an evening stroll with plenty of cafes and bars. We stopped for a drink in one of the squares, Place Rosetti, and thought it was a great spot for people watching!
We were trying to visit Nice on a budget and found this easy to do. For example the airport is really close to the town, so we decided against a taxi and used the bus. They were really clean and efficient and at only 4 Euros we had already saved some money! When dining out you can also save money by drinking the local wine, which can be ordered in pichets. The wine I sampled was lovely and was nearly half the price of bottles listed on the menu.
Finally, a lot of the attractions won’t cost you a penny, you can stroll along the famous Promenade des Anglais and watch the street entertainers, or visit the Colline de Chateau which sits high above the city and has breathtaking views right across Nice.
Lucy from Birmingham