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You're Going to Love Nice

The heart of France's Côte d'Azur, Nice is a stunning, elegant seafront city that has inspired artists, and always enchants those who visit. Whether you want to shop for arts and crafts souvenirs, explore the countryside of Provence, or just spend a vacation on the beach, Nice has what you need and much more.

Walk arm in arm along the Promenade des Anglais. Climb to the Castle of Nice for stunning views across the bay and then wander over to the Matisse Museum to see masterpieces by one of the city's most famous residents.

When festival season is on, Cannes is a short train ride or drive away, and the villages, vineyards, and roadside restaurants of Provence are easily within reach. It all adds up to a truly magical destination.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Nice

What to do in Nice

Promenade des Anglais
Vieux-Nice
Cimiez
Port de Nice
Top activities in Nice

When to Visit Nice

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May is a great time to visit if you want to enjoy major events like the Monaco Grand Prix or Cannes Film Festival, but understandably Nice can get pretty busy when they are taking place. Summer brings the best weather, but also crowds. So try early June or late September/October. Nice will be warm and welcoming, but less busy and accommodation may be cheaper.

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How to Get to Nice

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Where to Stay in Nice

Visitors to Nice will discover a wide range of different hotels to choose from. The Hyatt Regency is a superb hotel on the seafront, but the Mercure is almost as good (and cheaper). Les Suites Masséna is in the Old Town and has plenty of period charm, while Mas des Oliviers is situated on the outskirts of town and has wonderful views across both the city and the bay.

Popular Neighborhoods in Nice

Most popular hotel in Nice by neighborhood

Vieux-Nice

Where to stay in popular areas of Nice

Most booked hotels in Nice

How to Get Around Nice

The Cost of Living in Nice

Shopping Streets

If you are looking for chain store shopping, Nice's best location is the Avenue Jean Médecin, home to major department stores like Monoprix and the entertainment store FNAC. But there's more to shopping in Nice than chain stores. Head to the flower market at the Cours Saleya for a blaze of color, or to quaint streets in the Old Town like Avenue de Suède, where fashion boutiques rub shoulders with arts and crafts stores.

Groceries and Other

Nice has its fair share of supermarkets where you can find affordable groceries. Local options include Monoprix, Carrefour, and Super U, which are dotted all over town. Prices should be reasonable at around EUR3.50 for a gallon of milk or EUR1 for a pound of apples.

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$84.88
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Single public transport ticket
$1.66
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Cappuccino
$3.26

Where to Eat in Nice

Nice is a fabulous destination for food lovers. If you are after a truly authentic bouillabaisse, give Le Millénium or Les Pêcheurs a try. For up-market gourmet French dishes, L'Univers de Christian Plumail is the jewel in Nice's crown but is closely rivaled by Le Chantecler in the luxurious Hotel Negresco. You can find great Indian food at Le Delhi Belhi and there's no shortage of pizzerias like La Pizza Cresci to fill you up either. Prices vary wildly, but expect to pay EUR60 at high-end restaurants and EUR10 for a pizza.

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