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A Memorable Holiday in Nice: Our top 5 tips

July, 07 2021 ( Updated July, 07 2021)

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Nice, known to the world as La Belle Nice (the beautiful Nice), is one of the oldest settlements in France. It is home to some of the most characteristic belle-epoque architecture, art museums, Mediterranean squares, lush gardens and captivating palaces. This stunning city is well-known for its luxurious experience and glamorous beaches, but holiday trips with a low and medium budget can also be easily planned along the Riviera


So, read on to find out our 5 amazing tips for a memorable holiday in Nice.


Walk through beautiful squares.


Nice’s historic and urban squares are well-worth visiting to take in the various moods of the city. These charming squares — best explored on foot — are within walking distance of each other. 


So when here, try the world-famous sorbets of Fenocchio at Place Rossetti, or choose Rue Alphonse Karr near Place Magenta if you love exclusive experiences and shopping. Then cool off the summer heat in Place Massena which has the iconic Sun Fountain or take a nice stroll in Place Garibaldi to get a slice of Italy. 


A modern Old Town and Port.


After deciding which Nice square is your favourite, you can walk to the winding narrow streets of the Ville Vieux (Old Town), where Nice’s Opera House, colourful Mediterranean buildings and top-of-the-class cafes will leave you speechless with their suggestive beauty and charm.


From there, head towards Promenade Des Anglais—the palm-lined seaside promenade— to the impressive Lascaris Palace, Hotel Negresco, and 17-20th century religious buildings that include the biggest Russian Orthodox Church out of Russia! Take a moment to appreciate the beauty of these historical buildings, and later, when the sun starts to set over the sea, climb up to La Colline du Chateau for a memorable hilltop view of Promenade des Anglais and the sparkling Bay of Angels.


Party till the break of dawn.


Close to Place Massena, many cool bars and pubs like Shapko and Le Blue Whales offer live music and partying till the early morning hours. Whereas Nice’s old-school bars like Wayne’s, with tabletops turning to dance floors, are excellent to enjoy this French city’s unmissable nightlife! 


Typically Nice and typically top-class.


The Old Town has yet another lively, colourful and touristy spot, Cours Saleya. This bustling open-air market is famous for its delicious organic products and fragrant flowers. So, if you want to load on authentic French produce, then here is your chance. 


Nice’s rich cuisine consisting of Nice Salad, Tarte Aux Blettes, Socca—a grilled chickpea and olive oil crepe and ratatouille are also sure to satisfy any foodie’s appetite. Make way to the heart of Old Town once more and you’ll find yourself in the foodie’s heaven for all budgets.


To the Beaches.


Sprinkled along the 6-kilometres long coastline, beaches like Blue and Castel with tons of amenities and buzz are synonymous with Nice. Come here to enjoy this coastal city’s year-round sunshine, soothing climate, legendary blue loungers and seafront cafes. However, if you are not the glamorous type, then low-key beaches like La Réserve and Èze-sur-Mer are perfect to relax and sunbathe as well. 


Is there more?


Even though we said that there are five tips, we are actually offering you a sixth one: our best holiday homes in Nice's main location, so you can pack your bags and head straight to this all-weather holiday destination.

 

With an effortless and affordable transportation system, Nice is also ideally situated to explore the other pearls of the French Riviera like Monaco, Antibes, Villefranche-Sur-Mer and Vence, which can be reached in under an hour! 


So, what are you waiting for? Book your best stay in Nice.


You can also check out our last blog for the latest protocols and safe travelling during COVID-19.

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