The French Riviera is home to Nice, a beautiful, colourful city. It experiences great weather throughout the summer months which contributes to its popularity as a holiday destination. Its desirable status ensures a variety of holiday accommodation but if you book your holiday rental now with Likibu you can avoid missing out on your ideal stay.
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A collection of holiday lettings are available along the Promenade des Anglais, ensuring that you can wake up with that strikingly beautiful ocean view! Not far from an abundance of restaurants and cafes, for supper and breakfast alike, this is a great location to book your apartment or hotel for your holiday in Nice. Beach chilling, city shopping and late-night drinking are only some of the delightful features of this popular city, art and food are amongst the pleasures waiting for you where you book your accommodation in Nice for your summer holiday! The beautiful weather in the summer months makes this destination a sunbather's paradise, treat the family of chorale a group of friends and book a luxury villa with a pool just outside of Nice.
When to go to Nice
Nice can be quite busy and rather hot during august, but due to the beaches and its coastal situation, is best enjoyed in the warmer months. Visit in the temperate months of May to September, avoiding peak times of August and late July where possible.
How to get there?
The city of Nice is situated on the Mediterranean coastline in the south of France and is one of the main attractions of the French Riviera. Nice has its own airport, Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, which is the third busiest airport in France offering a range of choices for travel.
EasyJet are a main flyer ensuring that you will still be able to get to Nice from most places in Europe, on a budget. It is approximately a 1250km drive from Calais, so you can drive to Nice from the UK by taking the ferry from Dover, P&O is a good service for this route.
How to get around Nice
There are a variety of ways to navigate this city, walking being one of them, such a beautiful town is easily enjoyed by foot! However, if you decide that's not for you, like most cities there are the usual buses, a tramway and taxis. Also, there are two additional modes of transport; Autoblue and Véloblue are self-service, short-term rentals of cars and bikes which are easy on the pocket and the environment!
Where to stay in and around Nice?
Promenade des Anglais
As the city is right on the coastline, there is no need to compromise when choosing a hotel in Nice, chose a hotel that is both close to the attractions of the town and watch the sun set over the Mediterranean Sea from your balcony. Offering more than just ocean views, the Promenade de Anglais is home to Nice's beach, where you can relax all day or take a dip to cool off after shopping. Stay in the Hyatt hotel and experience the swish casino or book an apartment and dine at one of the exquisite restaurants, and perhaps finish the night off with a dance in one of the several nightclubs!
Book your accommodation, set back from the Promenade, in the Old Town. A very attractive part of the city, perhaps more traditionally French. Say further into the old town, perhaps more suitable than the for those seeking a more cultural visit. Bear in mind that some of the older hotels may not have lifts and suchlike, but this is more than made up for in charm in this part of town. To enjoy this area fully, maybe book a bed and breakfast to charge you up for your day of art, shopping and Opera!
If you want a slightly more relaxed environment than the Promenade, but still to be near to the beach and other amenities, then book an apartment in Carré d'Or. There are a variety of apartments available in this area, but to ensure your choice is available, book to avoid disappointment in peak times. Think balcony and sea views, browse what there is to offer.
Chill by the pool and sip away the day in the sunshine, with an easy taxi ride into town, enjoy the best of both worlds when you book your holiday rental in Nice. You can take a rental car from the airport and explore the surrounding countryside and hidden coves from the comfort of a luxury villa with a terrace! With some villas close enough to town that you can enjoy the fusion of the sun setting and city lights twinkling over the town. Mont Boron is a great area for this, featuring some astounding holiday rentals for you to book today!
What activities are there to do?
Take a wander from your accommodation to the beach to absorb the colours and charm of the Mediterranean Sea whilst also viewing some remarkable buildings, such as Cathédrale Saint-Réparate, Henri Matisse's House, and Plais Lascaris. There are also walking tours of the Old Town available to those who want an extended tour. Admission to the extensive Palais Masséna and its grounds is free and is recommended as a great insight into the aristocratic era of Nice.
Vieux Nice Port
Book a table at one of the bars or restaurants overlooking the port and watch the dazzling private boats sift in and out. Enjoy some delicious French cuisine in the form of sea food and wine and relax into your evening during your stay in Nice!
Cimez Hill and Musée Matisse
Amongst great galleries, this is the stand out affair! Henri Matisse lived in Nice from 1917 until his death, in 1954. Whilst he is not from Nice, he loved this beautiful city and therefore it is home to a museum dedicated to his life's work and boats a fantastic collection of his art. Situated on Cimiez Hill, check out the surrounding Roman archaeological site whilst you're there too.