Nice has been a magnet for tourists since the early 19th century, with its all year round sunshine and stunning beaches. This city has slowly built itself over the years to be the most sought after tourist destination in the world. Originally a part of Italy, it has been a French territory since 1860. This city has the cosmopolitan French Riviera vibe and a number of classic cafes, restaurants and boutiques and is brimming with pebbled beaches, glorious architecture, and enticing markets. The aura of the old town coupled with a pulsating nightlife will make you fall in love with this city.
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Things to do in Nice
This city was discovered by the Greeks and later used as a retreat for the European elite. Today as well, the city boasts of celebrities like Elton John, Tina Turner and Keith Richards all with part time homes and villas in this town.
A to do list for this place is endless but let us help you get started:
Take a long romantic walk along the pebbly shores of the Promenade des Anglais and soak in the city lights
Climb the 300 feet of stairs at Castle Hill for a panoramic view of Nice and the Baie des Anges
Tour the Chagall Museum and it galleries for its exhibits of stained glass and surreal artworks
Take an early morning walk in Vieille Ville (Old Town) to smell the fresh flowers and fruits and find amazing authentic French restaurants
Experience the art, panoramic views and the building architecture at Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain
Stroll or shop your way around the Avenue Jean Médecin for designer brands and local wares
Saunter around the city's romantic main square located along the seafront and the shopping district
Visit the Cathédrale Orthodoxe Russe with its brilliantly coloured onion-shaped domes and detailed ornaments
Build up an appetite on a 7-mile hike up Parc du Mont Boron and soak in the landscape views
Visit the Musée Matisse, a national museum with the largest collection of the French painter Henri Matisse
The Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, an international airport, is the 3rd busiest airport in France. It has two terminals and about 45 gates catering to 11.5 million passengers annually. It serves as the operational base for easyJet and as a focus city for Air France airlines. It also serves as the main port of arrival and departure for the passengers in Côte d'Azur.
The airport is centrally located and easily accessible from Nice city centre which is less than 6 km away, or from Côte d'Azur, which is about 7 km away.
The Nice Côte d'Azur public transport network will connect you to either of the 2 cities through their wide network of buses and numerous routes. You can also avail of the city pass which gives you unlimited access on this network for a limited period of time. Passenger taxis and taxis for reduced mobility are available just outside the arrival terminals. There are several car rental companies with their offices in the arrival terminals itself and these can be pre-booked.