Located on the French Riviera in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur is the beautiful city of Nice. It is known for its sunny climate and attracts visitors from all over the world. The Nice airport is one of the busiest in the country and has frequent direct flights to most major cities in Europe. Arrival and departure in good weather often provides beautiful views of the French Riviera.
What To Do & See
Among its many attractions are the beautiful and long beaches that can stretch for miles along the French coast side as well as its warm and dry weather. Restaurants can be found all along the breathtaking seaside promenade built in 1830 and called “Promenade des Anglais.” I recommend a walk along this promenade towards the port, the walk rises up to the Pointe des Ponchettes beneath the chateau rock. You will have a beautiful view from there of the beaches and the town. Nice is also a center for activities and events. Many of Nice’s most elegant hotels, like the Hotel Negresco, Le Savoy, or Ruhl are situated along the 5 kilometer roadway that runs adjacent to the pedestrian “Promenade des Anglais” but also many luxury restaurants and shops. It is impossible to run out of things to do in this city. You can go dining, shopping, sunbathing, and swimming. There is a plethora of entertainment: movies, theaters, the opera, and museums, such as the Museum of Asian Art, Parc Phoenix, Musee Chagall, and Musee Matisse.All around Nice you can find parks and playgrounds. There are many places to sit in the sun or shade and just rest.
You can visit “La Colline du Château” which is not really a castle but rather a high rock hill overlooking Nice with a large park, Roman ruins and a waterfall. You just have to climb the 213 steps! Or there is an elevator if you prefer. There is also Cimiez, which is a hill a few minutes from the center of town by car (if you can, avoid the notoriously expensive taxis, though sometimes you do not have a choice). During several weeks in August on these ruins of the Roman amphitheater, the well-known Jazz Festival took place before moving to Jardin Albert 1er. Thousands of people had the chance to listen to various artists like Seal, James Brown, and Erykah Badu on the “Arènes de Cimiez”. I would highly recommend this as the perfect vacation spot this summer! Lucky for me, I live here 🙂