Overview Nice

Visiting Nice

The hub of the Côte d’Azur, Nice is a warm-weather paradise, known for its artistic history and seafood bouillabaisse. Don’t be fooled by the quaint old town and beachfront attitude; Nice hosts Carnaval, 18 days of parties, parades, and pageantry, ending in fireworks and the Battle of the Flowers.

Be sure to visit some of the city’s best museums like the Matisse Museum and the nearby Musee National Message Biblique Marc Chagall, both situated in the city’s Cimiez district. You’ll find excellent people watching in the classic Cours Saleya square, while the views from the seaside Promenade des Anglais are not to be missed.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler... Read More
The hub of the Côte d’Azur, Nice is a warm-weather paradise, known for its artistic history and seafood bouillabaisse. Don’t be fooled by the quaint old town and beachfront attitude; Nice hosts Carnaval, 18 days of parties, parades, and pageantry, ending in fireworks and the Battle of the Flowers.

Be sure to visit some of the city’s best museums like the Matisse Museum and the nearby Musee National Message Biblique Marc Chagall, both situated in the city’s Cimiez district. You’ll find excellent people watching in the classic Cours Saleya square, while the views from the seaside Promenade des Anglais are not to be missed.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Nice

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Sanremo on the Riviera

Written by skeptic on 07 Jan, 2009

Finishing up your visit to Ventimiglia and Dolceacqua, drive on up the coast to Sanremo on the Italian Riviera. The drive along the coast road is very scenic, and you won’t save any time getting back on the A10 toll way from Vintimiglia.Beyond the…Read More


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Biot Glass of Bubbles

Written by skeptic on 07 Jan, 2009

While you’re staying in Nice, treat yourself to a visit to the Biot glass works. It’s only a short drive and you can take in Biot and St. Paul the same day.Biot is a very old and picturesque town on the top of a…Read More


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Cote’ d Azure Jewels, Villefrance, and Nice

Written by hagnel2 on 27 Nov, 2004

Villefrance-Sur-Mer is one of the best-kept secrets of the Riviera. Having visited many times by car, it was thrilling to approach it by boat. Surrounded by green hills, multi-colored houses, and cafés lining the waterfront, it’s a painter’s view.src=http://www.igougo.com/photos/journal_photos/Villefrance_Harbour.jpg border=2> A great deal remains…Read More


Monaco & Monte Carlo

Written by am331 on 28 Mar, 2006

Another close day trip from the Gare Routiere bus station in Nice is Monaco. Get tickets for the Tam 100 for Monaco, the trip takes about 30 to 40 minutes and costs €2.60  round trip.The road to Monaco is the road to Menton (city on…Read More


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Nice and the Nicoise

Written by Fredrick on 17 Dec, 2001

Nice is the gateway to the Riviera. From here you quickly and easily go to Cannes, St Tropez, Monaco and into Italy. Among the French, Nice is, from what I gather after a mere 6 months here, frowned upon. It seems they think that this…Read More


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Christmas Shopping (2001)

Written by Fredrick on 18 Dec, 2001

Christmas (2001) is right around the corner, and this is my first Christmas in this city. It doesn’t differ all that much from other X-mas hyped cities around the world, except for the fact that all of a sudden, a day comes along when you…Read More


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Nice - Part 3

Written by nickj on 24 Aug, 2000

On the nearest side of the lake was a small hill with what appeared to be a statue on top of it and a church about half way up. We struck off around the lake and up the hill. The saints atop the hill…Read More


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Nice - Part 2

Written by nickj on 24 Aug, 2000

Monaco is impressive if a little sterile. The town is quiet and reserved as if all the fun is going on somewhere else, which it probably is. Monaco has become such a cliché now that I suspect the only rich people you see on the…Read More


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Nice - Part 1

Written by nickj on 24 Aug, 2000

Seeking sunshine... In the spirit of impulse weekends, my flatmate and I decided to flee London and head for some sunshine. Evaluating all the options we eliminated a few of the more obvious ones like Tenerife, the Costa del Sol or Ibiza and settled on Nice…Read More


easyrentacar.com

Written by A. Stevenson on 11 Dec, 2000

My parents visited in November, and decided they'd like to rent a car. After price comparison, they decided on easyrentacar.com, which uses only Mercedes Class A (a sort of minivan, can hold 5 people comfortably), which means they can cut down on prices. REALLY cut…Read More


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