Popular Accommodations in Nice (France)
Highlights in Nice (France)
- Nizza's Promenade of the Anglais
- A day trip to Monacco
- The viewpoint on the fortress rock
- Explore Nice with the Segway
- Discover the hinterland of Nice
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The turquoise blue sea, lavender scented landscapes, unique architecture and of course the very special atmosphere have made Nice one of the hottest holiday spots on the Côte d'Azur. Here you can explore the lively coastal town from an elegant holiday apartment with a view over the rooftops or relax in a vacation rental in the countryside with its own pool and garden. Nice is one of the most prosperous regions of Provence and always radiates a touch of class and elegance. No wonder that Nizza is also affectionately called "La Belle" - the beautiful one!
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The fifth largest city in France, Nice, is located in the southeast of the country and is the seat of the prefecture of the Alpes-Maritimes department. The city with almost 350,000 inhabitants - a scarce million if you include the surrounding countryside - is one of the most important summer destinations, especially for the jet set. Nice also owes this to its exposed location: the city is just 10 kilometres from the Principality of Monaco and the Italian border is just 30 kilometres away. A special feature is the climate: Nice is particularly protected by the Maritime Alps, the Mercantour massif, and therefore has a particularly mild and mostly frost-free climate even in the winter months. The most beautiful months for a holiday in Nice are not in summer, but in May, when the lavender fields bloom, and from mid-September to October.
Did you know that Nice has only belonged to France since 1860? Before that, it was an Italian city.
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In the heart of Nice, the Promenade des Anglais - the promenade of the English - runs for seven kilometres along the beach of Nice. Street vendors, joggers, walkers, artists and musicians cavort here and mix with holidaymakers who want to take a look at the luxury hotels along the promenade. Stroll along the seafront and settle down in one of the many restaurants or cafes to follow the hustle and bustle and absorb the unique atmosphere of Nice.2. A day trip to Monaco
The tiny Principality of Monaco may be small, but it is definitely "oho!". And you are just ten kilometres away from the principality with the highest number of millionaires in the smallest space in the world. Monaco attracts with its luxury boutiques and casinos, its legendary marina and its majestic hotels.3. The viewpoint on the fortress rock
High above Nice you can enjoy the best view over the Promenade des Anglais and the old harbour. The fortress rock attracts with its old bastion tower, home of the marine museum, a beautiful small waterfall and an extremely well-kept park. And if you find the steep climb to the fortress rock too exhausting, you can take the lift and enjoy one of the best views of the whole Provence region from up here.4th Explore Nice by Segway
A city sightseeing of Nice should not be missing with your vacation in the vacation home of course. But when it's really hot, you probably don't want to walk through the picturesque streets. So why not conquer the city with the Segway? With guided tours, you follow your guide through the romantic alleys without any effort - so getting to know a new city is twice as much fun!5. Discover the hinterland of Nice
If you ask a true "Niceer" what the true Provence is for him, he will answer without hesitation: the hinterland. Away from the coast, in romantic places like Entrevaux above the river Var, you will find small villages that still exude their typical charm and where the fragrant lavender fields stretch over kilometres. The best way to reach the hinterland - if you are not on holiday with your own car - is with the Train des Pignes, which takes you right into the heart of Provence.