Nice is a typical French city and tourists looking for the authentic France experience will want to spend a few days in this part of the touristy Cote d’Azur region. One of the neighbourhoods that make up this city is Quartier des Fleurs and residents are attracted to it thanks to its proximity to the sea and overall tranquillity. Unsurprisingly therefore, holiday rentals in Quartier des Fleurs are highly favoured by Cote d’Azur tourists. Additionally, most of these holiday apartments in Quartier des Fleurs are not far from the famous Promenade des Anglais. These holiday homes are packed with extras such as air-conditioning which come in handy during warm summer days.
-Art: France and art go together like hands and gloves. Art lovers who visit Nice will not be disappointed as they will have at their disposal the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MAMAC). It is situated in Central Nice next to Place Garibaldi and houses an extensive collection of artworks including the creations of masters like Nice-born Yves Klein.
-Shopping: Shopaholics will be glad to know that Nice is home to a couple of shopping centres and department stores as well as weekly flea markets. Their first stop should be the Avenue Jean Medecin where, as the name suggests, they’ll get their cure in the form of the Nicetoile shopping centre and a branch of the world famous Galeries Lafayette department store.
-Beach: While Nice doesn’t boast the usual fine sands, visitors will still find a great place to sunbathe on the pebbly coastline in the Plage Publique des Ponchettes. Here they can either just stretch themselves on a lounger or stroll about or play some beach volleyball.
-Eating out: Those staying in self-catering holiday rentals in Gambetta- Quartier des Fleurs need not worry about where they’ll get a bite as there are plenty of great eateries in Nice. In fact Nice is considered the home of France’s food culture. Apart from places serving local Mediterranean delicacies, visitors can sample Indian cuisine at places like Delhi Belhi.
-Nightlife: There are many places in Nice where holidaymakers who are young or young at heart can let their hair down. Among the favourites is a nightclub named Les Trois Diables. It lives up to its name by serving up a devilishly good mix of house, electro and trip-hop to revellers throughout the week. Wednesday is karaoke day and visitors can sing their hearts out.
Being in the heart of Nice, residents of holiday accommodation in Gambetta- Quartier des Fleurs can expect to enjoy the warmth associated with Mediterranean weather if they visit any time between April and October. Towards the end of spring, between April and May, is considered the optimal time to visit as it is not too hot and the crowds are not too big. July and August are the hottest months on the Nice calendar with temperatures averaging 28°C. There is hardly ever rainfall at this time of year.
To get to this or any other part of the rest of the Cote d’Azur region, visitors will want to book a flight to the Cote d’Azur Airport which is just 3 miles west of Nice. There are both scheduled regular flights and seasonal flights to this airport from most European cities. Seasonal flights from destinations as far as New York and Dubai are also available. To travel to their holiday accommodation in Gambetta- Quartier des Fleurs tourists can use a taxi, rental car or public bus from the airport.