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|Nice Côte d'Azur Airport (NCE): 4 mi from city centre
Aeroport de Nice Cote d’Azur (NCE) is one of the busiest airports in all of France. Frequent flights arrive on cheap flights from Paris and from most all major cities in continental Europe and the UK. British Airways flies direct flights to Nice from London City Airport.
Nice is a perfect vacation destination. It has a Mediterranean climate and little rainfall. The winter is mild and the water is warm by May and many resorts offer cheap rooms at the beginning of the season.
Direct flights to Nice take 2h from London.
Nice is the capital of France’s Côté d’Azur. It is a buzzing cosmopolitan city that is sought after by both city slickers and beach bums alike. You could say it’s about time you spent your holidays in Nice. There are Roman ruins to explore, Russian cathedrals, and romantic pedestrian streets. See it all with your Nice car hire!
Observatoire de Nice: This star-gazing observatory was first opened in 1879 by Raphael Bishoffsheim. Gustave Eiffel designed the main dome. It houses a 76cm refractor telescope which was the biggest in the world at the time the observatory opened. It is now called the Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur.
Promenade des Anglais: This walkway is equally lovely as it is famous. It was built in the 18th century after hoards of beggars fled the north and headed to Nice during a particularly harsh winter. The English vacationers there put them to work building this magnificent walkway along the seaside. Pull up a chaise bleu and watch the people pass.
Matisse Museum: The Matisse Museum is located on the hill of Cimiez and is not far from the Hotel Regina where Matisse once lived. The museum first opened in 1963 and is one of the best museums in the world for seeing artworks left by Matisse.
Find more information on nicetourisme.com.
Don’t be surprised that the French Riviera books up quickly, especially in the summertime. You have to book hotels in Nice and sometimes even flights at least half a year in advance if you want to catch a good deal. Rates also rise during festivals and events; good weather too plays its part.
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