Nice, one of the picks of the Cote d’Azur or French Riviera, is the most glamorous and hottest places to sunbathe in France! Nice, with stunning cliffs and long beaches of the Mediterranean providing the backdrop, gives great access to the narrow streets and the charming markets displaying all the produce of Southern French food and art. Renting Nice apartments allows holiday makers to lie back and relax on white pebble beaches. A holiday villa in Nice permits access to the long sweeping public beaches of the Cote d’Azur.
If you eventually tire of sunbathing, there are an abundance of museums, galleries, theatres and the Nice Opera House, as well as public parks and gardens, and of note, the Exotic Gardens at Eze-le-Village.
Villefranche-sur-Mer is an old town, nestled between Nice and Monaco on the coast. A villa in Villefranche-sur-Mer gives fantastic access to the Cote d’Azur beaches, and even more sensational views, of both the mountains and the sea.
Cagnes-sur-Mer, a medieval beach suburb of Nice is a relaxed, laid back place with tiny enchanting streets, and little restaurants, (the grilled fish is not to be missed). The leisurely atmosphere is a favourite with sunbathers, but there are many water sports on offer too, providing an exceptional companion to a Nice holiday villa.
Home to generations of artists and poets, Vence has been dubbed the “city of art”. The town is decorated in the vibrant colours and smells of flowers, olives and oranges, and each area of the town’s architecture tells the stories of a different era.
St. Paul de Vence: Build high on a rocky outcrop 12km west of Nice, St Paul de Vence is a maze of streets, squares fountains, arches and art.
A holiday villa in Nice also provides the perfect base for day trips to the city of Cannes, where the annual film festival is held, or to the city state of Monaco, just a few minutes away. A self-catering Nice villa also provides the flexibility to go out and enjoy the water sports, beaches, 24 hour shopping and night life, including the casinos, discos and dancing available in Nice.
Nice International Airport (NCE) is 20 minutes west of the city centre, with a bus running to the centre of Nice. Providers include easyJetand Air France, and flights leave regularly from 17 British airports, includingLondonHeathrow, Manchester, Newcastleand Southampton.
Nice, France enjoys mild climate throughout the year, with warm summers and mild winters, with temperatures rarely reach freezing. Average temperatures in Nice are above 20°C from June until September, and average below 10°C from December until February.