It's very Nice!
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Nice, the beautiful holiday city on the French Riviera, is a place that we believe can satisfy any traveller. With a stunning coastline, day trips to medieval villages, hotel resorts for all budgets, mouth-watering food and fabulous nightlife, what’s not to love?
Sunrise and sunsets - if you can drag yourself out of bed early enough, go and catch the sunrise on the beach, we spent most of our time on the main beach “Plage de Nice”. Wake up your body with an early morning swim in the “gatorade-blue water” as described on TikTok! Or, if you’re less of an early bird, grab a bottle of wine and a few snacks from a local supermarket, or some takeaway chips, and enjoy the sunset over the waves. The beach is much busier at sunset than at sunrise (obviously), but it saves you setting your alarm at 5am! Being so close to the airport, you can also admire the planes coming into land, flying low into the sunset, which is something you mustn’t miss.
Daytime exploration - Nice has so much to offer, you won’t struggle to fill your days. You might be staying in one of their many all-inclusive resorts, in which case you’ll most likely spend most of your day lounging by the pool, enjoying entertainment and testing out every bar on the resort! But Nice also has lots of beautiful, sandy beaches, seafront bars and restaurants and a stunning old town with markets including the famous Marché aux Fleurs. There is also a ridiculous amount on your doorstep in Nice, as the train station is central and links well to other cities such as Cannes. We recommend getting a bus from Nice to Eze and wandering around the beautifully preserved streets of this clifftop, medieval village - the views are just incredible! Or, explore even further and take a trip to the remote bay Calanque d'en Vau, around 2 and a half hours away.
Night-time adventures - If the wine whilst watching the sunset starts to make you feel like staying out into the early hours, there’s plenty of nightlife in Nice! One experience that we would always recommend when partying abroad is booking onto a guided pub crawl, especially if you’re travelling on your own or in a couple. You generally get a great atmosphere, drinks offers and free entry to a club if you pay for one of these experiences! However, it’s not always necessary to pay for a pub crawl in Nice as there are so many bars and clubs in the old town and on Promenade des Anglais that you’ll definitely find somewhere that you enjoy. There are also plenty of delicious takeaway pizza stalls that open until the early hours of the morning if you fancy something to eat on the way back to your hotel.
If all of this sounds like your kind of break, Nice might just be your next destination! There’s so much to explore both in the city and its surrounding areas. Nice is definitely a city that’s pretty difficult to become bored in!
Getting there: Nice is easily accessible by air, with direct flights from many major cities around the UK and internally through France. Nice is also easily accessible by rail.
Visas: Citizens of most countries do not need a visa to visit France for a stay of up to 90 days.
Currency: The currency of France is the Euro.
Language: The official language of France is French, but English is widely spoken.
Time zone: Nice is in the Central European Summer Time, usually an hour ahead of the UK.
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- Search for somewhere to stay in Nice on Expedia here
- Look for things to do in Nice on GetYourGuide here