Situated on the French Riviera, Nice is a place of culture and beauty. Stroll along the world famous Promenade Anglais, stretching 5kms around the sparkling clear Mediterranean and filled with luxury hotels. Gaze at the views that inspired world famous painters and marvel at the beauty of this high class resort.

Once a playground for the rich and famous Nice makes you feel like you’ve stepped back in time to a place of genteel opulence. Shop till you drop, luxury boutiques and designer stores fill the streets enticing you in with fine goods and objects of beauty. With it’s history, culture and beauty Nice offers you more than a holiday by the sea, it offers you the opportunity to experience the grandeur of a time gone by.

For the ultimate in luxury book a suite at the Hotel Negresco, this historic and palatial building opens onto the Mediterranean It’s five star luxury and it’s easily recognised façade making it the hotel to be seen at. Each room takes it’s inspiration from a French art period, fitting seamlessly into the extravagant architecture of this top class hotel.

Those on a budget need look no further than the Hotel Rex, known for it’s friendly staff this hotel just off the Plaza Massena landmark is a five minute walk from the beach. The attractive old building offers small but clean and comfortable rooms with a warm welcome.

The best views in Nice are from the hills leading away from the promenade, take advantage of these views by staying at the Hotel Du Petit Palais. Known for it’s wonderful breakfasts served on the patio this comfortable hotel is set in beautiful gardens with stunning scenery all around.

French cuisine is known throughout the world for good reason and Nice doesn’t disappoint. Famed for it’s olive oil and anchovies, fresh salads and wide variety of seafood Nice offers an excellent culinary experience. Amongst the local ingredients are an assortment of unusual ingredients such as dried fish, these foods were introduced by the trade ships that arrived to collect the local olive oils.

Make sure that you try at least one of the local dishes. Pissaladiere is probably the best known local delicacy, although with it’s flan like texture and onion and anchovy filling it can be an acquired taste.Be sure to eat at the Michelin starred ‘Christian Plumail’. With it’s well priced lunch menu and classic French foods this restaurant is the place to be seen. Popular with the local Professionals, booking is recommended.

For good quality local food in a friendly vibrant surrounding try the Voyageur Nissart. Lively and young this good restaurant is great for those on a budget but it’s warm feel and great food make it popular for everyone.

Stroll around the old town taking in the atmosphere. Full of unexpected history and culture the old town has spectacular buildings and monuments. Be sure to visit the Monument Des Morts honouring the war dead, nestled at the base of the hill opposite the port this monument is the perfect starting point to take in the views of the city.

The nightlife in Nice is surprisingly exciting for such a high class resort, not only does it have some of the best restaurants in the region but also high class bars and nightclubs. The excitement amplified by the chances of spotting one of the many stars that frequent Nice.

Take a day trip to Monte Carlo, just a short distance east the principality of Monaco is easily reached by bus or rail. A tiny principality that is huge on glamour Monaco is the home of the rich and famous. Follow in their footsteps and visit the world famous Grand Casino, take a gamble or simply watch others win or lose thousands on the turn of a roulette wheel. Monte Carlo isn’t just about the casino, it also has an excellent maritime museum and beautiful botanical gardens. There really is plenty to keep you busy all day long.

The Mediterranean climate offers year round sunshine with even the coldest of winters rarely seeing snow or freezing conditions. Rain can be frequent from October through to March although still mild with long bursts of sunshine.

An all year round resort Nice is pleasant through all the seasons but for guaranteed sunshine and heat the summer months are the time to visit.