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With its sultry heat and relaxed Mediterranean lifestyle, this coastal city is a magnet for the rich and famous as well as holidaymakers and weekend breakers.

The mention of Nice conjures up images of the stunning crystal blue waters that grace its shores and plenty of sunshine all year round. Home to two million people, this city situated on the French Riviera and is renowned for its relaxed attitude, great atmosphere and its fabulously luxurious beaches.

Join locals and visitors from around the world and enjoy the 5 kilometre stretch of beaches and beautiful coastline. Known as the Promenade Des Anglais, this strip of sunshine extravagance is a great place to stroll, take in the views or crawl the numerous cafés, bars and restaurants dotted along the promenade. There’s a lot of wealth on display here and it attracts some of the world’s most well-known celebrities. Nice is a fiscal paradise, offering visitors a glamorous get away experience.

To sample French culture at its best, take a stroll through the Old Town, situated just behind the main promenade. This medley of scorched red buildings and narrow streets is bursting with character and charm. Visitors are treated to a whole host of ancient churches, baroque buildings and fantastic fountains and monuments. For foodies, visitors can buy fresh local produce at the regularly held markets, or sample delicious local cuisine in one of the many nearby restaurants or cafés.

Situated just in front of the Old Town is Nice’s main square, Place Massena. This bohemian plaza is packed full of artistic marvels and includes the spectacular fountain which is illuminated at night. This bustling hub of activity is the main pedestrian thoroughfare in Nice and has a variety of street attractions and performances on offer.

Overlooking the Old Town to south is Castle Hill, is a lush green park with its own waterfall and castle ruins. Climb the stairs or take the lift to the top of this hill and sample the breathtaking views of the entire city. The lift runs from March through to late October and incurs a small fee.

Nice is pedestrian friendly and easily navigable on foot or by bus or tram. Visitors can also use the city’s bicycle rental scheme as an alternative means of getting about.

Where to stay in Nice

Nice City Centre, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, 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, Alpes-Maritimes, France

Centre Ville-Gare

4.5/5Wonderful!(554 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, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France

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, Alpes-Maritimes, 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 Baie des Anges while you're exploring the area.

La Californie
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 Nice Ferry Terminal and Port of Nice while you're in town.

Lazaret
Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat featuring street scenes and a coastal town

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

Top hotels in Nice

Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée
Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée
5 out of 5
13-15 Promenade Des Anglais, Boite Postale 1655 Cedex 1, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes
The price is Rs12,669 per night from 21 Oct to 22 Oct

Located in Nice City Centre, this luxury hotel is steps away from Blue Beach and Promenade des Anglais. Place Massena and Nice Etoile Shopping Center are also ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (965 reviews)

"Loved vathroom and bed and pool and cleanliness. Beautiful pool area"…"

Reviewed on 18 Oct 2020

Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée
Albert 1'er Hotel Nice, France
Albert 1'er Hotel Nice, France
3 out of 5
4 Avenue Des Phoceens, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes
The price is Rs4,621 per night from 3 Nov to 4 Nov

Located in Nice City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Albert 1st Gardens and Place Massena. Promenade des Anglais and Blue Beach are also within 10 minutes. ...

4.2/5Very Good! (954 reviews)

"The balcony was mind blowing! Super friendly staff, clean rooms. Can only recommend!"…"

Reviewed on 15 Jul 2020

Albert 1'er Hotel Nice, France
Novotel Nice Centre Vieux Nice
Novotel Nice Centre Vieux Nice
4 out of 5
8-10 Esplanade du Parvis de l'Europe, Nice, Alpes- Cote d'Azur
The price is Rs6,172 per night from 25 Oct to 26 Oct

This family-friendly Nice hotel is located in the shopping district, within a 10-minute walk of Jean Bouin Sport Palace and Nice Acropolis Convention and Exhibition ...

4/5Very Good! (925 reviews)
Fint hotel med god service

"Familieværelserne er små, men med gode faciliteter. Solterrasse er lidt for lille i forhold til antallet af gæster, og det var meget få solstole. Rengøring af toilet kunne godt være bedre."…"

Reviewed on 20 Jul 2020

Novotel Nice Centre Vieux Nice
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.

Top Holiday Rentals in Nice

Residhome Nice Promenade
Residhome Nice Promenade
3 out of 5
3-5 Boulevard Francois Grosso, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes
The price is Rs4,375 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov

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! (788 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
Appart Hôtel Nemea Résidence Le Lido
Appart Hôtel Nemea Résidence Le Lido
3 out of 5
132,134,136 Avenue de Nice, Cagnes-sur-Mer, Alpes-maritimes
The price is Rs4,320 per night from 25 Oct to 26 Oct

Located in Cros-de-Cagnes, this residence is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Baie des Anges and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from CAP 3000 Shopping Center. Renoir Museum and Chateau ...

3.8/5Good! (404 reviews)
Very good

"Very good condition"…"

Reviewed on 12 Jul 2020

Appart Hôtel Nemea Résidence Le Lido
The Jay Hotel by HappyCulture
The Jay Hotel by HappyCulture
4 out of 5
21 Rue Meyerbeer, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes
The price is Rs6,454 per night from 21 Oct to 22 Oct

Located in Nice City Centre, this residence is within a 5-minute walk of Promenade des Anglais and Blue Beach. Place Massena and Nice Etoile Shopping Center ...

4.3/5Excellent! (457 reviews)

"HotelJay is in an excellent location 3 minutes walk from the beach, the decor is beautiful and the service is excellent."…"

Reviewed on 11 Aug 2020

The Jay Hotel by HappyCulture
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.

Popular places to visit in Nice

Promenade des Anglais
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Promenade des Anglais

4.5/5(425 reviews)

This fabulous stretch of coastal walkway provides visitors with a stunning view across the Bay of Angels and access to the many beaches along the way.

Place Massena
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Place Massena

4.5/5(225 reviews)

This bustling hub of commercial activity is a great spot for shopping or settling down for some serious relaxation in one of the many cafés.

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.

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.

Paloma Beach
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Paloma Beach

Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at Paloma Beach, a popular beach in Nice.

Blue Beach
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Blue Beach

4.5/5(28 reviews)

Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at Blue Beach, a popular beach in Nice. Visit the shops in this walkable area or simply enjoy its restaurants.

Reviews of Nice

4.6

Top Destination

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4 - Good 30.895522388059703%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 3.582089552238806%
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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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