La Californie

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La Californie

You’ll have easy access to both the airport and the attractions of Nice, including the Promenade des Anglais, in this charming coastal neighborhood.

La Californie is a largely residential, suburban area, with a few interesting attractions within reach. Stay in this neighborhood during your time in Nice and expect to enjoy sea views and strolls along the Promenade des Anglais.

Heading up the coast into La Californie, arrive at the southern edge of the famous Promenade des Anglais. This stretch of gray pebbles, dotted with blue-and-white sun loungers, makes up Nice’s most iconic beach. It gets its name from the English expatriates who built it in the 19th century.

Before you begin strolling up the Promenade des Anglais toward town, stop at Port Nice Carras, a small harbor where you can get a sense of life in Nice in times gone by. Tiny fishing boats still bring in their haul here. Look out upon great views of the Bay of Nice.

Travel a little way north of Port Nice Carras, on the other side of the Avenue de la Californie, to find the Musée d'Art Naïf Anatole Jakovsky. The museum is the private collection of art critic Jakovsky and is housed in a grand terracotta-colored mansion. If you don’t know much about naïve art, this is the perfect introduction. Paintings are created by artists without formal education, which means they often make unconventional use of perspective and other techniques.

If you’re flying into Nice and staying in La Californie, visit a few great attractions on the way from the airport. At the Phoenix Park, find hundreds of exotic plant and animal species, as well as the fascinating Asian Arts Museum. The huge greenhouse within the park is one of the largest in Europe and houses many tropical plants.

Adjacent to L’Arenas, La Californie’s proximity to the airport means it’s very easy to get to for travelers flying into Nice. Alternatively, take the train to the nearest station, Gare de Nice-Saint Augustin. The area is also well connected by bus.


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Premiere Classe Nice - Promenade des Anglais
Premiere Classe Nice - Promenade des Anglais
1 out of 5
385 Promenade des Anglais, Nice
The price is £33 per night from 4 Feb to 5 Feb
Located in La Californie, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Promenade des Anglais, and within 3 mi (5 km) of CAP 3000 Shopping Center and Blue Beach. Place ...
3/5 (927 reviews)
"Great crew and friendly athmospher ,thanks"

Reviewed on 2 Nov 2021

Premiere Classe Nice - Promenade des Anglais
ibis Nice Aéroport Promenade des Anglais
ibis Nice Aéroport Promenade des Anglais
3 out of 5
359 Promenade Des Anglais, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes
The price is £57 per night from 22 Jan to 23 Jan
Located in La Californie, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Phoenix Park and Promenade des Anglais. Casino Ruhl is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) away. Nice-St-Augustin Station ...
3.8/5 Good! (523 reviews)
"Very clean and pleasant, but it's not truly an airport hotel. We used the #2 Tram to get to the Terminal 2 -- about five minutes, but closer/walkable is the Ibis Budget. Not much food available nearby, and the restaurant is only a 5/10."

Reviewed on 22 Nov 2021

ibis Nice Aéroport Promenade des Anglais
Hôtel Villa Victorine
Hôtel Villa Victorine
2 out of 5
11 Rue Docteur Emil Roux, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes
Located in La Californie, this golf hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Promenade des Anglais and Phoenix Park. Asian Art Museum and CAP 3000 Shopping Center ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (49 reviews)
"Excellent staff and facilities. Highly recommended."

Reviewed on 16 Sep 2020

Hôtel Villa Victorine
NICE 1 CENTRAL ROOFTOP TERRACE FLAT FOR 4> 200M FROM THE BEACH!
NICE 1 CENTRAL ROOFTOP TERRACE FLAT FOR 4> 200M FROM THE BEACH!
26 Avenue Frémont, Nice, Provence - Alpes - Cote d'Azur
The price is £72 per night from 26 Jan to 27 Jan
Located in La Californie, this historic apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Carras Beach and Promenade des Anglais. Casino Ruhl and Place Massena are ...
4/5 Very Good! (2 reviews)
complément d'information sur location
"Appartement plutôt pour 3 adultes que 4 comme indiqué. faut savoir que l'appartement se situe au 3 ème étage qui sont hauts et difficiles surtout avec les valises ! Impossible de se garer dans la rue, heureusement parking les bosquets à 500 m environ avec forfait jour! Sans être compliquée, je trouve ..."

Reviewed on 29 Feb 2020

NICE 1 CENTRAL ROOFTOP TERRACE FLAT FOR 4> 200M FROM THE BEACH!
Apartment Les Yuccas Promenade des Anglais in Nice - 5 persons, 2 bedrooms
Apartment Les Yuccas Promenade des Anglais in Nice - 5 persons, 2 bedrooms
Address Provided by Property Manager, Nice, Provence - Alpes - Cote d'Azur
Located in La Californie, this apartment building is steps away from Carras Beach and Promenade des Anglais. Casino Ruhl and Place Massena are also within 3 ...
Apartment Les Yuccas Promenade des Anglais in Nice - 5 persons, 2 bedrooms
Hôtel Nice Savoie
Hôtel Nice Savoie
57 boulevard rene Cassin, Nice
Located in La Californie, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Phoenix Park and Promenade des Anglais. Casino Ruhl is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) away. Nice-St-Augustin Station ...
2/5 (29 reviews)
Never will book again
"Phone never pick up,the door bell downstairs seems broken,nobody open the door,no customer service,hotel outside under construction,no car can park in front of the hotel,so prepare to carry your big luggage."

Reviewed on 20 Apr 2017

Hôtel Nice Savoie
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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