Nice City Breaks

Nice is famous for belle époque architecture, beachfront promenades and landmark hotels. This beautiful, lively city offers so much more than a beach holiday. Nice is the perfect holiday to France and a great place to stay if you want to explore the coast.

Insider Tip

Make your way to Massena Square after a hard day on the beach or sightseeing. You'll often find a show, parade or live music taking place, or just sit and relax n one of the many cafes, bars and restaurants and soak up the atmosphere.




Nice city map

Must See

must see in nice

Le Cours Saleya This is the Old Town's busiest square and hosts a large market, which sells fruit and vegetables, antiques and is home to the famous flower stalls.

The Musée d'Art Moderne at d'Art Contemporain is a sprawling, marble building full of contemporary European and American art. Don't miss the permanent Ecole de Nice collection.



Must Do

must do in nice

Wander along the Promanade des Anglais and find the perfect spot to relax on the famous beach and soak up the sun.

Hop on an open-topped bus and see the sights on Le Grand Tour Nice, which runs 90-minute circuits along 13 stops.

The Old Port is worth a visit if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. The area is full of hidden-gem cafés and bars.



Food & Drink

food and drink in nice

'New' Nice serves typical tourist meals with good value 'plat du jour' from €15 per person. Visit the Old Town close to the port to find tranquil restaurants serving perfectly cooked fish with home-grown olives and stuffed vegetables.

The Provence region is home to famous, beautiful wines that are full bodied, fruity and complement any meal.




shopping in nice

The Old Town is full of olive oil vendors but make sure you find Alziari. You can buy this in New York but you can purchase here for a third of the price, an amazing french holiday.

Find time to hit the Côte d'Azur's largest department store and shopping streets. They are located in the heart of the pedestrian centre so you cannot miss it.




excursions in nice

Villa of Celebrities and Gardens Tour
Enjoy a drive through the French Riviera Beverly Hills and view the celebrities villas and splendid gardens.

Duration: 4 hours. Departs: Mon, Wed & Fri (Date exclusions apply)
Adult from £64.

Nice City Tour
Guided tour around the city, discover the old town and the centre as well as the famous Russian Orthodox Cathedral.

Duration: 3 hours. Departs: daily at 9am or 2pm (Date exclusions apply)
Adult from £47.


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