Monday, 21 March 2016

Top Things To Do In Nice

Promenade des Anglais

Take a stroll along in the sunshine or sit on the iconic blue chairs and people watch on the promenade full of life. Lined with palm trees on one side and pebble beaches leading to the bright blue Mediterranean sea; the Promenade des Anglais is a stunning 4km stretch of the Bais des Anges with a cycling and skating lane along the coastline of Nice. For an extra fun family visit you can hire some inline skates, skateboards, scooters, Segway’s and bikes at the ‘Roller Station’.  

Marche aux fleurs cours saleya, Nice Flower Market

Your senses will be enlightened with the delightful smell of fresh flowers alongside the bright, intense colours of the huge displays of geraniums, dahlias and roses underneath the blue and white striped awnings. The flower market of Nice has been ranked by France’s National Council as being one of the country’s most special markets, which you will experiences as you walk through this popular market, being greeted by harmonious displays and fabulous fragrances that will entice you to treat yourself or loved one to a beautiful bouquet to take home to your villa.

Vieux Nice, Old Town

This one of the city’s main attractions and a must see on your visit. This hive of activity and people is full of beautiful historical sites, as well as the famous Cue cours Saleya;  the thriving market square hosts a well-known flower market and a thriving food market, a staple of local life. There are also some of the best (and busiest) restaurants and bars in Nice, with tables overflowing into the markets, you will get a real, fast paced local feel for life on the French Riviera. North of cours Saleya spills the rest of Vieux Nice, its shaded narrow lanes crammed full of delis, small food shops, boutiques and busy little bars.

The Port

The port of Nice is one of the main hubs of the French Riviera, it is less tourist driven and more of a business port but it is a real gem of the French Riviera. Here you can see an array of docked superyachts and variety of people arriving from around the World watch as you enjoy a cold bierre presson or dine at the bars and restaurants popular with locals.

Private beaches

The beaches in Nice may be made from smooth pebbles, but the private beaches are a haven of comfort and luxury. There are 15 private beaches in Nice and unsurprisingly, they are some of the best sunbathing venues in the capital of the French Riviera. At each private beach you will receive a private locker for your belongings, waiter service at your loungers, a variety of water sports and even hessian carpets leading to the sea to protect your bare feet from the hot stones as you go for a swim. There are also a great selection of beachfront dining.

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