Nice

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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!

Unofficial capital of the French Riviera, this glamorous seaside city has been one of France’s most popular tourist destinations since the 18th century.

With its elegant old town, chic shops, lively markets and beautiful coastal setting, Nice combines the sophistication of a big city with the laid-back charms of a beach resort. Bike, jog or walk along the city’s scenic seafront promenade, spend an afternoon exploring the atmospheric old town and dine in restaurants with ocean views.

Go for a stroll along Nice’s iconic Promenade des Anglais, which spans for 4 miles (7 kilometers) along the blue waters of the Baie des Anges. Look for some of the city’s most recognizable buildings along this strip, including the art deco Palais de la Méditerranée and the Hôtel Negresco with its bright pink dome. Rent a sun lounge on the beach and admire the view and dine at a picturesque seaside restaurant.

Enjoy the energy of the Cours Saleya Market, a flower and food market set along a square overlooked by 18th-century houses. Browse displays of orange blossoms and roses and shop for fresh produce and spices. Sip a hot drink at one of the delightful cafés lining the square. Visit in the evening when the neighborhood offers some of the city’s best dining and nightlife.

The market sits at the center of Vieux Nice (Old Nice), a collection of narrow streets that has hardly changed over the centuries. Wander through these charming streets, browsing cute boutiques and stopping at a restaurant to try Niçois-style onion pizza(pissaladière). See some of the architectural highlights found in this neighborhood, including Palais Lascaris, a striking 17th-century mansion.

View a wonderful collection of works by Henri Matisse, who often spent his summers in Nice, at the Matisse Museum. Check out modern art exhibits, including works by César and Arman, at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MAMAC).

Fly to Nice via Nice-Cote d'Azur airport, which is located 4 miles (7 kilometers) west of the city. Although Nice’s attractions are fairly spread out, it’s quite pedestrian-friendly so many visitors get around comfortably on foot. Alternatively, take advantage of Nice’s bus and tram system and find out why Nice has been a favorite destination of artists, beach-lovers and honeymooners for centuries.

OKKO Hotels Nice Aéroport
OKKO Hotels Nice Aéroport
4 out of 5
147 Boulevard René Cassin, Nice, 75008
The price is £120 per night from 3 Jul to 4 Jul
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Hotel Le Negresco
Hotel Le Negresco
5 out of 5
37 Promenade Des Anglais, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, 6000
The price is £478 per night from 6 Jul to 7 Jul
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4.5/5 Wonderful! (982 reviews)
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Le Meridien Nice
Le Meridien Nice
4 out of 5
1 Promenade Des Anglais, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, 06046
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £446 per night from 21 Jul to 22 Jul
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4.2/5 Excellent! (191 reviews)
"Excellent location and very clean. Only downside is the pool area. There is a great pool on the roof however there is not an area for sun lounges or anywhere to sit really."

Reviewed on 12 Jun 2022

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Aparthotel Adagio Nice Centre
Aparthotel Adagio Nice Centre
4 out of 5
22 Boulevard du General Louis Delfino, Nice, 06300
The price is £128 per night from 10 Jul to 11 Jul
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3.9/5 Very Good! (1,120 reviews)
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Reviewed on 17 Apr 2022

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Goldstar Suites Nice
Goldstar Suites Nice
4 out of 5
45 rue Maréchal Joffre, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, 6000
The price is £167 per night from 28 Jun to 29 Jun
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4.2/5 Excellent! (921 reviews)
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Aparthotel Adagio Nice Promenade des Anglais
Aparthotel Adagio Nice Promenade des Anglais
4 out of 5
179 Promenade Des Anglais, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, 6200
The price is £196 per night from 3 Jul to 4 Jul
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3.9/5 Good! (555 reviews)
"Service was great. Location a little noisy from cars but view is very nice"

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