Those looking for a typical French cultural experience while avoiding the more touristy parts of the country should consider booking a holiday rental in Central Nice. Here they are practically guaranteed that all their neighbours will be French and they will be housed in a building showcasing typical Nicoise architecture. The most commonly available kind of holiday accommodation in Central Nice are holiday apartments. A good number of these are in the city centre but visitors will be able to find a holiday apartment close to the sea easily. Among the facilities available in these Central Nice holiday homes are Internet access, swimming pools and the air-conditioning so critical for comfortable summer holidays. Visitors can trust HomeAway to have the kind of holiday accommodation best suited to them.
-Shopping: While still in Central Nice, not too far from their holiday homes, visitors will find the world famous department store Galeries Lafayette and the Nicetoile shopping centre among other shops. Here they can get supplies for their Central Nice holiday home or fashionable attire to go with the sunny weather.
-Museums: This part of Nice is home to the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art where exhibits by such renowned artists as Yves Klein are displayed. MAMAC, as this museum is also known, is mostly dedicated to European Nouveau Realisme, Pop Art, Minimalism and Art d’Assemblage styles of art. But even before entering the building visitors will be mesmerised by its futuristic lines and glass walls.
-Parks: Nice locals usually head to the Park Forrestier du Mont Boron to cool off during the weekend. Visitors occupying apartments in Central Nice will also want to stroll through the wooded trails in this protected national park while enjoying the stunning views.
-Cultural events: The Nice Jazz Festival is one of the most highly anticipated shows on the music events calendar. It is recognised as the first such event of international stature, the first such event having been staged in 1948. Every summer since then jazz greats of the ilk of Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and Dizzy Gillespie have performed there.
-Promenades: The Promenade des Anglais is one of the most renowned seaside promenades around the world. While strolling along visitors will enjoy amazing views over the Mediterranean. They can even pull up a lounge chair and soak up the abundant sunshine right there. This promenade was commissioned by an Englishman in the 19th century.
The beautiful Mediterranean weather is one of the main reasons holidaymakers head to holiday villas in Central Nice during summer. It is hot for most of the year with temperatures ascending beyond the 20°C mark from May and rising to average highs of 28°C between July and August. Temperatures only drop into the teens as winter approaches in November. Average winter temperatures are 13 to 14°C.
The Cote d’Azur Airport, one of France’s busiest, is but 3 miles from Nice. Visitors can therefore make plans for a direct flight there without having to stop at Paris. There are direct connections to this airport from most major European cities plied by both mainstream carriers and low-cost airlines. On arrival visitors can use the regular shuttles that ferry passengers to Nice or take a taxi. Rental cars are also available.