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One of the most popular vacation destinations in Europe, Nice is located on the French Riviera, bordering the Mediterranean Sea. This cosmopolitan port city attracts millions of visitors every year, offering beautiful pebbly beaches, astonishing views, excellent food and wine, and world-class museums. Nice has a distinctive Mediterranean mystique, a warm climate, and towering palms that are more reminiscent of California than Europe.
Top attractions for visitors to Nice Cote d'Azur include:
- Promenade des Anglais: Nestled in the city center, the pedestrian promenade is home to most of the city's restaurants, lounges, and bars. It is the section of the city where the majority of visitors will spend the majority of their time.
-Walking tours: Nice is famous for its staggering views, both of the city and the sea.
-Beaches: The beaches of Nice are among its top attractions. Miles of both sandy and rocky beaches stretch across the city, with the best and most popular spots lying just south of the city center.
-Colline du Chateau: The single most famous lookout point in Nice is accessible by a lift or, for intrepid travelers, a staircase. There's not much left of the crumbling chateau, but the view makes for some remarkable photos.
-Museums: If you want to add a dose of culture to your Nice visit, the city is home to numerous world-class museums. Check out the Museum of Modern Contemporary Art, the Musee des Beaux-Arts, and the Museum of Asian Art.
Visiting Nice in the spring is ideal if you want to take part in the city's festival circuit. Many major holidays fall in April and May, including Easter, Labor Day and Victory Day. If you're here in July, be sure to take part in Bastille Day festivities.
Vacation rentals make an excellent alternative to hotels and resorts for visitors to Nice. These accommodations are centrally located and fully furnished with all the comforts and amenities of home. They're ideal for families, couples, and group vacations alike, and are available at very affordable rates.
Exploring more of the Cote d'Azur is easy from Nice. You can head into the neighboring principality of Monaco, or take a jaunt into Italy. Adventurous travelers can also head across the Mediterranean into Morocco for a unique experience.