LCY → NCE
Freedom of movement
Taxi: 30 £GBP (15 min)
Bus: 1 £GBP (20 min)
Looking for a destination where the city and the beach combine? You’ve found it on Nice holidays. Located on the gleaming French Riviera, Nice is bordered by the iconic resorts of Monaco, St Tropez and Cannes. Nowhere is the appeal of the Cote d'Azur quite as enticing as it is in beautiful, stylish Nice.
Cannes possesses a timeless appeal as a destination and has a wealth of things to do, Nice blends fascinating culture and beautiful Mediterranean sunshine with ease. Indulge in great shopping opportunities along the Rue de France or lose yourself in the narrow lanes of the Old Town – you’re sure to love the charming area of Cours Saleya, which is full of colourful flower markets. Take a stroll Castle Hill for stunning vistas looking out over the city and the Bay of Angels. Or simply soak up the sophisticated French atmosphere on Promenade des Anglais.
If you are gomig on holidays to Nice, you need to know some facts about its climate. The climate in Nice is hot-summer Mediterranean, meaning mild winters with some rainfall – in short the weather in Nice is nice. Summers are sunny, hot, and dry and rain is a rarity. Temperatures are typically more than 20 degrees Celsius (68 Fahrenheit), and regularly reach 30 degrees Celsius (86 Fahrenheit) and can soar even higher in the city. In July and August the average maximum temperature is around 27 degrees Celsius (81 Fahrenheit). Winters feature mild days with temperatures sitting between 11 to 17 degrees Celsius (52 – 63 Fahrenheit) by day and 4 to 9 degrees Celsius (39 – 48 Fahrenheit) by night making it the perfect winter escape.
Being one of the glamour capitals of the French Riviera, Nice is the one of the most captivating and beautiful of European cities. Wealth and gorgeous scenery are synonymous with Nice as the city has been a playground for the rich and famous since the 18th century.
However you don’t need to be well-healed to enjoy Nice – the accommodation ranges from living life in the lap of luxury on the famous Promenade des Anglais along the sea-front to less pricey stays in the city-centre or on the surrounding hillsides. Nice is compact enough to be enjoyed to its fullest from any part of the city meaning the elegant decadence of Nice holidays is available to anyone who wants to get away from it all.
Both culture vultures and seekers of the sun are spoiled for choice in this glamorous French Riviera destination. Beautiful beaches, world-class art galleries, fantastic restaurants, and, of course, a great year-round climate means you will find plenty of things to do on holidays in Nice.
Pay a visit to one of Nice’s prestigious museums or art galleries some offer entry for free.
You will be in awe of not just how beautiful Nice is but also the surrounding region. From Parc du Chateau you are treated to a stunning view of the Bay of Angels and the chance to explore the Cote d’Azur, Monaco and Cannes is just a car hire away.
The famed Promenade des Anglais runs the length of Nice, meaning miles of pebbled beaches to relax on and enjoy the sun and the warm Mediterranean waters on your holidays to Nice, while gorgeous sandy beaches can be found not far away at Cannes or Villefranche-sur-Mer.
Wander around Old Town, also known as Vieux Nice, and see the riot of colour in the Cours Saleya flower market. The climb up Castle Hill is well worth it for the stunning view of the Bay of Angels, the pebbly beaches and the gleaming azure water that gifted the Cote d'Azur its name.
A refined and cultural city, Nice is full of theatres, museums, and galleries such as the Matisse Museum where you can see the great artist’s paper cut-outs of flowers and fruit and dancing nymphs up close. The Marc Chagall Museum is also worth a visit during Nice holidays.
For shopping go to Rue de France, which is parallel to Promenade des Anglais, and is one of the city’s retail hubs. The Nice Etoile shopping mall is huge and packed with stores while you can search out souvenirs and other treasures at the antique stalls in the Old Town.
The Old Town is crammed with a wide choice of cafes and restaurants meaning you are sure to find some gastronomic delights. Take a seat in a restaurant on the Promenade des Anglais and tuck into delicious local dishes or opt to go high-class with Michelin-starred dining. When you are on your holidays to Nice, be sure to indulge in the famed Salad Nicoise and a mouthwatering chickpea crepe, known as ‘Socca’.