Vieux Nice is a pretty corner of the French city of Nice is filled with ancient buildings of unique architecture. It also provides a colourful shopping experience with its daily fresh produce markets and weekly antiques markets. This is the place to be for those looking for a cultural induction into France with plenty of museums around showcasing works from different eras of modern art. Every summer hundreds of tourists take up residence in holiday homes in Nice Old Town so as to enjoy these and other attractions. Top among those other attractions is Nice’s picturesque coastline and harbour. Most holiday rentals in Vieux Nice are just minutes away from the seashore. Swimming pools and WiFi Internet are some of the extras visitors can expect in Old Nice holiday accommodation.
-Monuments: Old Nice is full of ancient buildings of historical significance that visitors will see as they meander through the streets of this city. Among the interesting religious monuments is the Cathedrale Sainte Reparte. Colline du Chateau provides an excellent viewpoint from which to view the Baie des Anges but it also has the crumbling walls of an ancient chateau.
-Shopping: Holidaymakers staying in Vieux Nice rentals can take advantage of the daily produce market to stock up on fresh vegetables and fruits. This usually takes place at the Cours Selaya. For that precious memento visitors can attend the weekly antiques market or visit the nearby arts and crafts market.
-Eating out: While France is known as the world’s home of haute cuisine, Nice is known among French cities for its food culture. With fresh ingredients from the surrounding Provence, visitors are sure to find finger-liking meals in virtually any restaurant. But even on the streets you can buy ‘socca’, a tasty thin pancake or a slice of hot pizza.
-Cultural events: One of the world’s oldest carnivals takes place every year in Nice. The ceremony’s roots go back to the end of the 13th century when it was marked as a period of feasting before the start of the 40-day Lent fast. Nowadays it is known to be a two-week long party that culminates in the Mardi Gras on March 8th.
-Museums: Within walking distance of most holiday homes in Vieux Nice is the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art which contains works by celebrated artists from different ages in modern art. Art aside, the museum’s open air roof terraces provide fantastic views of Nice.
Vieux Nice and Nice as a whole experiences typical Mediterranean weather which is characterised by warm spells for most of the year and little rainfall. As soon as the warm season starts in May, tourists begin streaming into Vieux Nice holiday rentals to take advantage of temperatures in their twenties. The warm season reaches its climax in August with temperatures averaging 28°C. Rainfall is very rare at this time of year but as summer recedes in October a bit of rain is seen.
The Cote d’Azur Airport is the main gateway travels have to get into Old Nice and to the whole of the Cote d’Azur region. This airport receives air traffic from all over Europe and even direct flights from as far as Dubai. Cote d’Azur is one of France’s busiest airports and has both seasonal flights and scheduled commercial flights coming in throughout the year. On arrival there visitors can either hire a car or grab a taxi. Those who will be arriving at Paris can use the SCNF train to travel to Nice.