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Nice
Travel Guide

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

Nestled in one of France's most beautiful bays, Nice is amazing as much for its turquoise waters and its sprawling beaches as for its scents and accents of Provence.

The Baie des Anges (Bay of Angels) isn't named by coincidence: there you will feel in perfect harmony with the gentle breeze of the Riviera, the fragrance of jasmine and the iodine tang of the sea. In Nice, with its seafront lined with 1930s mansions, you can enjoy a walk full of the Latin charm of nearby Italy.

You'll certainly walk along the five miles of the promenade des Anglais gazing upwards to admire the frescoes, the trompe l'oeils, the hanging gardens and exotic birds of the vividly coloured houses.

Fancy diving into... a crowd? On the pedestrianised cours Saleya you will soak up the atmosphere of the market and breathe in the smell of pissaladière. This classic tart topped with anchovies and onions will certainly make you want to eat in one of the squares in the Old Town.

The locals' southern accent and infectious laugh will inspire you to continue your walk, heading for the arcaded buildings of place Masséna. Nicknamed the "jewel of Nice", this recently renovated 19th-century esplanade is today home to seven statues representing the seven continents.

Be sure to visit the Matisse museum, located in a superb Genoese residence where the painter lived for some 15 years. The Russian orthodox cathedral of Saint Nicholas is also well worth a visit. It is the symbol of the city's international influence which, thanks to its beauty, its gentle pace of life and temperate climate, attracts visitors from all over the world.

Being connected to the motorway network, with an international airport and a TGV train station, the city has excellent transport links. Count on Expedia to take care of your whole stay. Transport, accommodation and car rental; even your holiday plan will start to fire up your imagination. The Côte d’Azur is at your fingertips!

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Where to stay in Nice

Hôtel Vacances Bleues Le Royal
Hôtel Vacances Bleues Le Royal
3 out of 5
23 Promenade des Anglais, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes
The price is £133 per night from 17 May to 18 May
Located in Nice City Centre, this beach hotel is steps away from Baie des Anges, Promenade des Anglais and Blue Beach. Place Massena and Cours Saleya are also ...
3.6/5Good! (976 reviews)
"Great location, room was a little bit tiny. Staff is helpful and breakfast is good. Overall recomended"

Reviewed on 6 Mar 2021

Hôtel Vacances Bleues Le Royal
Radisson Blu Hotel, Nice
Radisson Blu Hotel, Nice
4 out of 5
223 Promenade Des Anglais, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £126 per night from 22 Apr to 23 Apr
Nestled on the beach, this Fabron hotel is just steps away from Baie des Anges and Promenade des Anglais. Place Massena and Blue Beach are also within 3 miles ...
4.1/5Very Good! (393 reviews)
Expensive
"I had made a huge mistake on arrival as I was a year early!!!! I know crazy. The first reception person was very unhelpful in my problem perhaps go sit in quiet area to sort, this I understood but would have liked his help. The 2nd person was more empathetic & helped in re-booking. August few room ..."

Reviewed on 11 Aug 2020

Radisson Blu Hotel, Nice
Residhome Nice Promenade
Residhome Nice Promenade
3 out of 5
3-5 Boulevard Francois Grosso, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes
The price is £92 per night from 17 May to 18 May
Located in Nice City Centre, this residence is within a 15-minute walk of Promenade des Anglais and Blue Beach. Place Massena and Nice Etoile Shopping Center ...
3.8/5Good! (798 reviews)
"They was very friendly there and helped us out to explain how to go around in the city, the rooms was very clean and nice. Can recommend. 👍"

Reviewed on 20 Aug 2020

Residhome Nice Promenade
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.
Residhome Nice Promenade
Residhome Nice Promenade
3 out of 5
3-5 Boulevard Francois Grosso, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes
The price is £92 per night from 17 May to 18 May
Located in Nice City Centre, this residence is within a 15-minute walk of Promenade des Anglais and Blue Beach. Place Massena and Nice Etoile Shopping Center ...
3.8/5Good! (798 reviews)
"They was very friendly there and helped us out to explain how to go around in the city, the rooms was very clean and nice. Can recommend. 👍"

Reviewed on 20 Aug 2020

Residhome Nice Promenade
Etoile de Saint Paul
Etoile de Saint Paul
5 out of 5
293 Chemin Fontmurado, Saint-Paul-de-Vence
The price is £130 per night from 27 Apr to 28 Apr
Situated in a rural location, this luxury apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Historic Town Saint-Paul-de-Vence and Fondation Maeght. Regional Natural ...
5/5Exceptional! (22 reviews)
Deserve 5 Star Rating.
"lovely place with large rooms and balcony. breakfast for €8 is a steal. deserving of its 5 star rating. small grumble about the pillows but apart from that, no complaints."

Reviewed on 8 Sep 2019

Etoile de Saint Paul
Appart'City Nice Acropolis
Appart'City Nice Acropolis
3 out of 5
18 bis Route de Turin, Quartier Saint-Jean d'Angely, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes
The price is £59 per night from 23 Apr to 24 Apr
Located in Riquier, this residence is within 1 mile (2 km) of Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Nice Acropolis Convention and Exhibition Center and Cours ...
3.1/5 (698 reviews)
Don't stay here!!
"Terrible rooms and building"

Reviewed on 3 Sep 2020

Appart'City Nice Acropolis
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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Reviews of Nice

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26 Feb 2020

February is a great time to visit because the festival is in town which is a great experience!

5/5 - Excellent

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21 Feb 2020

Plenty to do. Lots of beautiful buildings. Not too busy at this time of year, even though it was Carnaval time. Musées Matisse et Chagall a must.

4/5 - Good

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19 Feb 2020

We liked the variety of old and new town. Lots to see and do. Great transportation system to get around easily. Lots of great shopping. We were lucky enough to see carnival which was colourful.

4/5 - Good

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27 Jan 2020

Nice is an attractive place, but unfortunately it was overshadowed for me by the problems with my hotel, as detailed elsewhere.

5/5 - Excellent

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18 Jan 2020

Good base to explore the area. Airport very close. Do see the cascade.

5/5 - Excellent

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16 Jan 2020

Nice is a fantastoc place!! Monaco is worth a visit, take the train, its only 25 minutes and the route takes you along the coast. There are almost too many restaurants tonchoose from in Nice !! Its not crazy expensive either!!

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