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Presentation of Nice
One of the biggest cities in France, Nice has long been a favourite destination of tourists from the UK. A flight to Nice is short and you can be sunning yourself on one of its beaches soon after your departure from home. Situated at the foot of the Alps, Nice has an industrial hinterland but few tourists bother with it as they tend to stay by the coast and in the city's Old Town. Nice has been an inspiration to many artists over the centuries and there is a lively cultural scene to this day. Like many French cities, most urban roads eventually lead to a square where the Gallic love of café culture is very much in evidence. Place du Palais, Place Garibaldi and Place Rossetti tend to be congregated in during the early evening where a convivial atmosphere soon builds up. Book a holiday in Nice and find out for yourself! Many cheap holidays in Nice are on offer, so don't delay.
Things to know before visiting Nice
Part of the eurozone, Nice is full of cash machines that you can withdraw money from using a British bank card. However, it is a good idea to inform your bank you'll be using your card in this way if you don't already travel overseas regularly. The city's airport is centrally located so you will have few problems getting to your hotel by taxi or by foot. In fairness, many package holidays to Nice also include a transfer anyway. A flight from London to Nice is just over two hours and it can be quicker with a tailwind. The corresponding time in the air is two hours and twenty minutes for a direct flight from Manchester to Nice. Expect English to be spoken in many restaurants and hotels in the tourist areas but take the time to learn a few phrases if you head further afield. Compare holidays in Nice without delay.
What is the weather in Nice?
Nice enjoys fair weather from early spring until late autumn. A holiday in Nice in winter is also usually warm because this far south tourists from the UK will really notice the difference in air temperature. On average, July is the driest of all months with the fewest rainy days. Conversely, October and November are the rainiest months. The sea temperature is good enough for bathing from late April. However, most swimmers wait until the summer months when it really hots up. By late August, the sea has usually reached a temperature in excess of 23 °C. Because it is so sunny, you will need to consider wearing a sun hat and applying protective layers of cream. Don't forget your sunglasses once you have booked one of the many low-cost holidays to Nice that are on offer.
What to see in Nice?
Other than its beach, anyone on holiday in Nice should seek out the château. Known as the Castle of Nice, this structure has been in place in various forms since the Middle Ages. Nowadays, it features a public park and provides amazing views over the coastline. There are also a number of high-quality art museums to discover in the city. The one dedicated to the work of Marc Chagall is particularly well curated. The Old Town of Nice is also a must-see destination even for the ardent beach lover. Many fine restaurants are to be found in its winding streets. Head to Cours Saleya on market day for a true flavour of Provençale life. Check out the range of flight and hotel deals to Nice right now and make a booking that you won't regret.
Places to visit near Nice
Some good places to visit when on holiday in Nice include:
- Monaco, a city which is not officially part of France but its own state. Famous for its Grand Prix race and its casino, Monaco is just a short drive along the coast road.
- Antibes which is a resort town midway between Nice and Cannes. This is a beautiful old town which is now dominated by chic retail outlets and luxury yachts which tend to fill up its old fishing harbour.
- Grasse, a town that is inland a little from Nice. Here, you will find the other side of Provençe which is rural and not so maritime in outlook.
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What to eat in Nice?
All holiday deals in Nice will include some good food. Provençale cuisine is known all over the world and Nice is a centre of it. Ratatouille, pissaladière and daube – a kind of stew – are all dishes that are said to have originated in the city. Of course, the city is also rightly famous for salade niçoise, made with local olives, eggs and either tuna or anchovies. The city has some expensive and highly rated restaurants to eat out in. However, there is good food to be found in many bistros and bars, too, for a fraction of the cost. Search for holiday packages in Nice and enjoy some of its culinary gems.