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If you arrive in Nice by air for a holiday, you will get straight into the city’s most beautiful avenue – the Promenade des Anglais - the Mediterranean’s Champs-Elysées. The magnificent seaside promenade runs between the luxury hotels and the beach, all in the shade of the very typical feather duster palms. Roller skaters glide easily between sun chairs, limousines and beach restaurants. This is Nice’s cosmetic face. The city’s heart is a bit further away - by the Cours Saleya market square. The main artery is la rue Droite. Stroll around the maze of small streets in the old town, la Vieille Ville, you can turn off it into a tiny square here, a tiny alley there or a cool church beyond it.

Are you looking for shopping? You will find the shopping district above Place Masséna, where the big department stores and surrounding streets with names like rue Paradis and rue de la Liberté display their shops.

Most of the buses depart from Place Masséna, if you want to travel up into the hills above Nice. A number of fairly sleepy and well-heeled suburbs stretch from the Chagall museum to the inescapable Cimiez hills to the north. The hills are a must, both for the Matisse museum and the view, or just for a picnic in an olive grove, with or without the summer jazz festival. Eastern Nice is a bit more down-market and needs more local knowledge – apart from the area close to the harbour at Port Olympia. The nightlife there has been given a boost recently, ever since a low-cost cruise ship started to drop anchor at the port in the summer of 2005. To the east lies the billionaires’ playground of Cap Ferrat, the Eagle’s Nest of Eze and Beaulieu-sur-Mer, which has been there since antiquity. To the west, the road passes world-famous artist’s colonies such as Saint-Paul de Vence.

Population of Nice: 347.000; Cannes: 70.000; Saint-Tropez: 5.600

The whole world envies the French for their quality of life while the French envy the Riviera residents for their life in paradise. Nice combines the best of both worlds.

This is where you can find small Provençal squares, where you can happily spend hours over a cup of coffee, but also find famous museums, parks and cathedrals. Put your walking shoes on!

Nice’s cuisine is a reflection of the city’s 300 days of sun a year. This means great tasting olive oil, garlic and lemons. Also a vast selection of all kinds of vegetables like aubergines, tomatoes, vegetable marrow, and lots more. If you put all this in a frying pan with olive oil, it makes ratatouille.

Put it in the oven and you have a tian (au gratin). The city’s own traditional take-away food is la socca – a kind of pancake made from chick peas. Some say it has a salty bracing taste, others say it tastes of old socks. However, this does not stop a new generation of playful chefs who have started to prepare Provençal cuisine nouveau. Bon appétit!

Café culture thrives in the Riviera. Every terrace and bar counter has its own, special daily rhythm, get to know them yourself. All along the Cours Saleya, beyond the flower market, the seats are closely packed in a myriad of cafés and restaurants. The café bill will not be welcomed by low budget tourists, but you have to face facts – millions of visitors a year cannot be wrong. Sitting here – in the shade or the sun, is a delight for watching and being watched.

Riviera nights reflect influences from the Orient, Paris and Barcelona, all year round. The foundation of a good night out is the tiny bars and cafés that can escalate into a giant party before the night has ended. Nice is one of the real hot spots to party all year, just go with the flow and rhythm.

Most of Nice club scene is along cours Saleya, rue Droite and Place Masséna.


The residence is situated right by the beach on the Mediterranean Sea and the Promenade des Anglais. Right in the heart of the city, guests will enjoy a lively environment with lots of shops, restaurants, bars and discos. Nice has events to offer all..
The hotel is located in the heart of the Cote d'Azur, near Antibes, between Nice and Cannes, in the shopping area of Villeneuve-loubet, close to Marineland theme park, Vaugrenier Natural Park, and just a few metres from the sea. Guests can also spend..
This residence is located near to shops, 2 blocks from the sea and a stone's throw from the casino. A pebble beach is 50 m away, just across the road. The town centre of Menton, with its shopping venues, is 200 m away. Within 10 minutes' drive, guests..
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This youth hotel is in very central location, close to place massénaSingle bed in multibedded room is NOT a single room but a room in a dormitory shared with other guests. Rooms are very basic but well maintained and clean.Bar and restaurant offer..
Hotel Acanthe is situated in the centre of Nice, facing the Albert 1st gardens and its fountains, and just 200 m away from the old town, pedestrian area, restaurants, boutiques and the beach. 7 km from the airport. The hotel has a reception and an elevator...
Property Location With a stay at Hostel & Hotel Meyerbeer Beach in Nice (Nice City Centre), you'll be minutes from Casino Ruhl and Promenade des Anglais. This hotel is within close proximity of Place Massena and Nice Etoile Shopping Center. Rooms..
Property Location Nice Art Hotel is in the heart of Nice, walking distance from Basilique Notre Dame and Nice Etoile Shopping Center. This hostel is within close proximity of Orthodox Cathedral and Albert 1st Gardens. Rooms Stay in one of 29 guestrooms..
Property Location With a stay at Premiere Classe Nice - Promenade des Anglais in Nice (L'Arenas), you'll be minutes from Phoenix Park and close to Nice Museum of Fine Arts. This hotel is within close proximity of Asian Art Museum and Palais Nikaia. Rooms..
Property Location With a stay at Villa Saint Exupéry Beach - Hostel in Nice (Centre Ville-Gare), you'll be minutes from Place Massena and Nice Etoile Shopping Center. This hostel is within close proximity of Courthouse Square and Nice Opera. Rooms..
Nestled in the heart of Nice, located on the beautiful French Riviera, 1 med Hotel is a perfect choice for those wanting a hotel that is both value for money and within close proximity of the city¿s great features and attractions. You¿ll be..
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