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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

Nice City Centre, Nice, France

Nice City Centre

4.5/5Wonderful!(154 area reviews)

Known for its stunning beaches and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Nice City Centre. Check out top attractions like Place Massena and Promenade des Anglais, and jump on the metro at Massena Tramway Station or Jean Medecin Tramway Station to see more of the city.

Nice City Centre
Centre Ville-Gare, Nice, France

Centre Ville-Gare

4.5/5Wonderful!(552 area reviews)

Known for its stunning beaches and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Centre Ville-Gare. Check out top attractions like Place Massena and Promenade des Anglais, and jump on the metro at Thiers Tramway Station or Jean Medecin Tramway Station to see more of the city.

Centre Ville-Gare
Old Town showing a small town or village, street scenes and heritage architecture

Old Town

5/5Exceptional!(83 area reviews)

Known for its beaches and abundant dining options, there's plenty to explore in Old Town. Top attractions like Place Massena and Cours Saleya are major draws, and you can catch the metro at Opera - Vieille Ville Tram Station or Cathedral - Vieille Ville Tram Station to see more of the city.

Old Town
La Californie, Nice, France

La Californie

3.5/5Good!(14 area reviews)

Unique features of La Californie include the beaches and gardens. Make a stop by Promenade des Anglais or Carras Beach while you're exploring the area.

La Californie
Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat featuring sailing, boating and a bay or harbour

Cap-Ferrat

5/5Exceptional!(2 area reviews)

You'll enjoy the restaurants and gardens in Cap-Ferrat. You might want to make time for a stop at Cap-Ferrat Lighthouse or Plage des Fosses.

Cap-Ferrat
Lazaret, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France

Lazaret

4.5/5Wonderful!(10 area reviews)

Lazaret is known for its waterfront views, and you can plan a trip to Port of Nice and Nice Ferry Terminal while you're in town.

Lazaret

Top hotels in Nice

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hôtel Vacances Bleues Le Royal
Hôtel Vacances Bleues Le Royal
3 out of 5
23 Promenade des Anglais, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes
£155
per night
3 May-4 May

Located in Nice City Centre, this beach hotel is steps away from Blue Beach and Promenade des Anglais. Place Massena and Cours Saleya are also within 15 minutes. ...

3.6/5Good! (1,116 reviews)

"Needs to be more updated. Ceiling were damage and bathroom had some mold"…"

Reviewed on 11 Nov 2019

Hôtel Vacances Bleues Le Royal
Westminster Hotel & Spa
Westminster Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
27 Promenade Des Anglais, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes

Located in Nice City Centre, this beach hotel is steps away from Blue Beach and Promenade des Anglais. Place Massena and Cours Saleya are also within 1 mile ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,554 reviews)

"The location is excellent and all the staff from porters to reception are all very helpful"…"

Reviewed on 12 Mar 2020

Westminster Hotel & Spa
Novotel Nice Arenas Aeroport
Novotel Nice Arenas Aeroport
4 out of 5
455 Promenade Des Anglais, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes
£91
per night
10 Apr-11 Apr

This family-friendly Nice hotel is located near the airport, within 2 mi (3 km) of Phoenix Park, CAP 3000 Shopping Center and Base Nautique Beach. Charles Ehrmann ...

4/5Very Good! (1,130 reviews)

"Breakfast buffet very good.Ready at 5am so great for early departures. You can walk from Novotel to Terminal 1 easily."…"

Reviewed on 6 Jan 2020

Novotel Nice Arenas Aeroport

Popular things to do in Nice

Promenade des Anglais
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Promenade des Anglais

4.5/5(424 reviews)

Stroll the promenade day or night for views across the Bay of Angels, and access to Nice’s best beaches.

Place Massena
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Place Massena

4.5/5(225 reviews)

Nice’s main square offers opportunities for shopping, delightful cafés dotted around the edge and some of the best people-watching in the city.

Allianz Riviera
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Allianz Riviera

4.5/5(57 reviews)

Watch sports at the highest level at Nice’s premier stadium, where you can attend soccer and rugby matches as well as concerts and shows.

Port of Nice
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Port of Nice

4/5(455 reviews)

Explore the waterfront of Port of Nice in Nice, and enjoy activities such as boating. Discover the fascinating museums and casinos in this quaint area.

Castle Hill
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Castle Hill

4.5/5(93 reviews)

There’s no castle at the top, but the hill overlooking Nice offers views across the city and sea, historic ruins, and a quiet place to escape the heat in summer.

Cours Saleya
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Cours Saleya

4.5/5(123 reviews)

Spend a few hours shopping for souvenirs in the colorful stalls of one of Nice’s most famous markets, which overflows with exotic flowers and local produce.

Top activities in Nice

Best of French Riviera Tour to Èze, Monaco, Antibes & Cannes
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Best of French Riviera Tour to Èze, Monaco, Antibes & Cannes

92% of travellers recommend
£71
Per adult
Small-Group Gourmet Food Tour of Nice
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Small-Group Gourmet Food Tour of Nice

98% of travellers recommend
£68
Per adult
Nice Hop-On Hop-Off BusTour
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Nice Hop-On Hop-Off BusTour

72% of travellers recommend
£21
Per adult
Monaco, Monte Carlo & Èze Tour
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Monaco, Monte Carlo & Èze Tour

86% of travellers recommend
£43
Per adult
Half-Day Tour to Èze & Monaco Monte Carlo
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Half-Day Tour to Èze & Monaco Monte Carlo

86% of travellers recommend
£52
Per adult
Private transfer from Nice to Valberg Ski Station
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Private transfer from Nice to Valberg Ski Station

£36
Per adult

Reviews of Nice

4.6

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
435
5 - Excellent 65.02242152466367%
4 - Good
206
4 - Good 30.79222720478326%
3 - Okay
24
3 - Okay 3.587443946188341%
2 - Disappointing
2
2 - Disappointing 0.29895366218236175%
1 - Terrible
2
1 - Terrible 0.29895366218236175%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

26 Feb 2020

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

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

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

Verified traveller

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

Verified traveller

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

Verified traveller

18 Jan 2020

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

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

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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