For a touch of the luxe French lifestyle away from the big capital, look no further than Nice. At the heart of France’s stunning Côte d’Azur region, Nice has been a mecca for high rollers and sun worshippers since the early 19th century. Despite it’s global popularity though, the city retains it’s charming small-town feel. With boutique markets, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it eateries, and glorious old-world architecture, culture vultures will find plenty of places to feel right at home alongside the city’s more lavish nightlife scene. A delicious dining scene and a striking seaside location means Nice offers the best of both worlds for indecisive travellers.
Did someone say chocolate?! A chocolate spa treatment that is. As part of the ‘choco-cooning’ treatment, guests at the noteworthy Nice spa, La Bulle d’Isis, sees guests roll around in creamy ganache and melted chocolate. The result? Supple, smooth, glowing and aromatic skin. Where do we sign up?
Privacy please. Despite the pebbles, Nice beaches get busy. To experience your Nice day trip away from the crowds, simply head to the private beaches, where hessian rugs, safety lockers, and top-notch dining at the water’s edge are all part and parcel of your beach visit. Take note though, these private beach set-ups will set you back a few dough.
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Best time to visit
Low room rates and consistent sun - Nice boasts an average of 300 days of sunshine every year! - make the shoulder season of September to October the best time to plan your Nice sightseeing trip.
Navigating Nice can be testing. Here’s our travel breakdown of the best ways to find your way through this city…
The region’s idyllic weather year-round means your Nice day trips couldn’t be easier. Heading out on foot or by bike makes for the best day out in this French city.
For those more far-flung Nice day tours, a hire car is a cost-effective and convenient transport option.
When considering what to do in Nice, you’ll be pleased to know that public buses connect most of the areas with the top Nice attractions, and run regularly throughout the day and night. Tickets are sold in the city centre and on the buses themselves.
It’s always important to apply caution and common sense during your travels. Keep these tips in tow so your trip can go off without a hitch…
In case of emergency, dial 112 for services.
Be careful of pickpockets in well-known tourist areas and on public transport, particularly at times when it is very crowded. Keep your belongings close to hand at all times.
When considering things to do in Nice late at night, be sure to take into account that the city’s latest trains are not always guarded and often quite devoid of other travellers. If you can, travel with a friend on your Nice tours, especially if you’re using public transport late at night.