The fifth most populous city of France, Nice is known for its beautiful beaches and is renowned as one of the oldest human settlements in Europe. Dubbed as ‘Nice la Belle’, which translates to Nice the Beautiful, the city has been renowned for its natural exquisiteness since long.
If you wish to escape the bright lights of Paris and enjoy lovely leisure time simply relaxing under the sun and enjoying the waves, then Nice is indeed the perfect getaway.
Promenade des Anglais
No one will disagree with the fact that the Promenade des Anglais is the place to be if you happen to take a trip past Nice. It is bustling with scores of tourists who are simply there to get some sunlight on the shoreline and with vendors who will gladly provide you with the necessary beverages and refreshments. Apart from the many shopping avenues you can simply splurge some cash here on a sea-side stay and dinner as this is the home to many hotels in Nice with a great atmosphere.
Cours Saleya Flower Market
Who would not love a walk through one of the most beautiful and vibrant flower markets in all of Europe? The flower market is a great way to shop around as well as it is lined with souvenir shops and cafes. For those who are looking for something extra special, on every Monday the flower power is replaced by an antiques market, which is all the more appealing.
If you are an art lover, then Matisse Museum is something that you should not give a miss. It features an impressive collection of work by Henri Matisse and you can see the reflection of the city of Nice in all of his works and vice versa!
There might not be a grand and breathtaking castle still left intact, but a trip to the Le Chateau is a must as it offers an amazing view of the city of Nice and the beautiful coastline. If you are a shutter bug or wish to snap up some panoramic images of the city, then this is a great spot to get started.
Old Nice and Nice Port
While most people who visit Nice make a stop at the Old Nice, they seem to look past the Nice Port which can be equally fun. The narrow streets of the old parts of the city, its gift shops, wine and household collection and unique fashion trends and clothing on offer make it a world in itself. In case you prefer the nightlife, this is the area where the party never ends with a lineup of inviting nightclubs.