Nice has become a famous tourist attraction since the second half of the 18th century, when rich English families were attracted by its mild climate and came to spend their winter in Nice. For this reason, the main promenade along the seaside is called the Promenade des Anglais. Nowadays, the beauty of the city continues to attract millions of tourists from all corners of the world. Nice is one of France most visited cities and it has the third most busiest airport in the country after Charles de Gaulle Airport and Orly Airport in Paris.
In Nice you can find everything you want, from museums and historical churches to places of entertainment. There are various things to see and do as the city is the most vibrant and compelling on the Côte d’Azur. Once you leave your luggage at the hotel, take a walk along the beach and the Promenade des Anglais. You will find there beautiful pebbled beaches with public and private spots. If you want a holiday to remember, book a spot at one private beach; in high season you can pay about €25 per person for one day at the beach club. Those seeking entertainment and adventure can hire boats from the beach frontor can perform paragliding, water skiing and wind-surfing.
When you have done walking, you can continue to discover the city with the open top tour bus that departs from Promenade des Anglais and stops in 14 places including Cimiez Hill, the historic district of Nice, Russian Orthodox Church (Eglise Russe) or Chagall Museum. The trip lasts about an hour and a half and the fare will be around €25 per person; for children (4-11 years old) the ticket will costs about €5. There are also tourist trains that provide journey around the Old Town and to the Château Hill. If you want to stay longer on the hill, you can take next train down. The trip lasts around 45 minutes and the price of a ticket for adults is €8 and €4 for children under 9 years old.
There are few attractions on the Château Hill, but visitors can admire the beautiful landscapes of Nice from the top of the hill. On the hill tourists can find some Roman ruins of two cathedrals, the Cimitière du Château and a Jewish cemetery. In terms of places of entertainment, Nice has something for every taste and budget. For example, the Acropolis Exhibition Centre hosts various concerts, shows and exhibitions, and The Opéra de Nice showcases performances for which the ticket for the best seats costs sometimes over €100.
Getting to Nice
Nice has the third busiest airport in France with flights from different European cities, so travelling by plane to Nice is very convenient. Moreover, you can have a comfortable journey from the airport to your destination with Nice airport transfer services. There are various companies that provide this kind of services. The airport transfers can be booked in advance, meaning that someone will wait for you at the airport and will take you to your hotel.