Flights to Nice
Flights from 15. April until 28. October, 2017.
Nice, the capital of the Côte d’Azur or the Azure Coast, is known all over the world for its beautiful beaches and fantastic climate. Throughout history, Nice has attracted famous artists who have always admired its magnificent views and long, sunny days. After Paris, Nice is the second most popular destination in France for both French people and foreigners. Other famous cities like Cannes, Monaco and Saint-Tropez are also nearby.
The most famous and perhaps also the most visited place in Nice is the Promenade des Anglais or the English Promenade (locals often referring to it simply as La Prom), which runs for kilometres along the Bay of Angels. The promenade is so long that it stretches from Nice Airport to the Old Town (7 km). The Promenade is an experience in itself, as walking along the beach gives you the chance to see the Old Town, various bars and restaurants and locals offering entertainment and enjoying the promenade themselves by jogging, rollerblading or cycling. Plan at least two hours for the promenade and wear comfortable shoes!
Once you’ve visited the promenade, you should definitely take a look at the Old Town , known in French as the Vieille Ville. It was initially created as a fortification by the Greeks, but a strong Italian influence can also been seen in the architecture, as Nice was part of the Duchy of Savoy for a long time. Today, the Old Town is a very popular place to visit. Many small shops, cafés and cosy restaurants can be found here.
When you’re in the Old Town, you must pay a visit to the Palais Lascaris, which was built in 1648 by Jean-Baptiste Lascaris de Castellar and is best known for its breath-taking interior design. The biggest collection of musical instruments in France is kept here today.
Cours Saleya is considered the heart of the Old Town. It covers two markets: Marche aux Fleurs (the flower market) and Marche aux Fruits (the ordinary market). The architecture of both markets is exceptionally beautiful. The markets are open every day except Monday, when an antiques market (Marche a la Brocante) is held here.
Those who have time can climb to the top of Castle Hill (Colline du Château), which towers above Nice and offers great panoramic views of the town and the Bay of Angels. It is also a great place for kids, as they can have fun in the playgrounds or run around in the beautiful parks. Those who don’t like climbing stairs can use the lift that takes visitors to the top.
Like the rest of France, Nice is a paradise for food lovers. The city enjoys 300 sunny days a year, and this is reflected in the selection of food – delicious olive oil, garlic, lemon, tomatoes and more.
Seafood lovers will certainly like La Grand Café de Turin, a brasserie established in the 1900s, which offers crustaceans from king prawns to fresh oysters.
Nice-Côte d’Azur Airport is situated 7 km from the city centre. You can get from the airport to the city by bus, train or taxi. The airport bus departs every 20 minutes and is very easy to find at the airport – the buses are very well marked. Taxi fares vary and depend on the company you use, but are usually less than 20 euros. The train stop is 10 minutes from the airport and is also very clearly marked.