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Destination guide

Head to museums and outdoor adventure in Nice villas

On the shores of the Baie des Anges lies Nice, the resort town that is an absolute paradise for villas in the South of France. If you've ever spent a holiday in Nice, you know what a cultural icon it is to France. While the brilliant weather and outdoor activities are a huge attraction in Nice, you won't want to miss out on the art experience at museums dedicated to legends such as Matisse and Chagall. Whether you want to sunbathe or taste French cuisine, Nice is a great holiday spot.

 
History

Historic sites near Nice holiday rentals

Nice has an array of historic sites to delight the history buff. Holiday rentals are available near places like the Marc Chagall National Museum, a biblically inspired museum with paintings and work from the legendary artist, and the Castle of Nice, a hilltop historic castle ruin site with a park, garden and picturesque water and coastal views. The Palais Lascaris, a 17th-century baroque palace with frescoed ceilings, tapestries and antique musical instruments, is also great to visit.

Things to do

Attractions near Nice holiday lettings

Whatever the Promenade des Anglais may imply, this isn't just a place for off-duty fashionistas. It's also a town steeped in history and heritage. Grabbing yourself Nice holiday rentals in the area of Cimiez is great for remembering that. It's the old Roman heart of the city, home to the remains of an awesome ancient bathhouse and an archaeology museum packed with hairpins, vases and more. The Matisse Museum is next door. Go there for glimpses of the iconic Fauvism of the French master.

Activities

Fun things to do near Nice holiday homes

Nice is a place to really get to grips with what life's like on the Cote d'Azur. Lose yourself in the higgledy-piggledy lanes of Vieux Nice to find coffee-scented bistros lining alleyways and bougainvillea spilling from balconies. Hit the Promenade des Anglais to sense the glamorous side of things, walking in the company of movie stars, maybe. Then there are the glorious vistas that unfold on the French Riviera. Excursions from your Nice holiday rentals can reveal panoramic views from dramatic clifftops at Eze or jutting into the Med at Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Nice villa rentals

Nice follows a typically Mediterranean climate. Winters run from December to March, ushering in temperatures that range from 15 right down to 0 – it will be snowing in the ski resorts just over the Alps. For the warmer days that will let you hit the pretty beaches of the Cote d'Azur, it's best to wait for spring, in May. Average mercury levels hit the 20s, then, while summer, in June, July and August, sees peaks of 30 or more – not to mention the biggest visitor numbers of all.

Natural features

Nice introduces the Alps to the sea

The capital of the Alpes-Maritimes region marks the point where the limestone peaks of the French Alps roll into the Mediterranean Sea. The result is a crescendo of high cliffs and wide bays, running from Villefranche-sur-Mer and up into the pine-studded ridges of the Ligurian Hills. A long beach of pebbles runs along the front of the city, topped by the palm trees of the Promenade des Anglais. It's just a taster of the gorgeous coastal treats of the area, which can be witnessed in the rock-ribbed inlets of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat or between the mountains of Cap Roux.

Beaches

Beaches near Nice holiday homes

Nice offers beautiful beaches with crystal-blue waters for swimming and sunbathing. Holiday homes can be found near places like Baie des Anges, a sandy beach with a marina for seaside amenities and boat rentals, and Villefranche Beach, a relaxed beach with calm waters for swimming. You could also visit the gorgeous beaches of the French Riviera, such as Saint-Tropez and Cannes.

How to get there

How to get to and around Nice

The nearest airport is in Nice (NCE-Cote d'Azur), located 3.5 mi (5.7 km) from the city centre.

If you prefer to travel by train, Nice City Station, Nice-Riquier Station and Nice-St-Roch Station are the main stations in the city. You can see more of Nice by catching a ride on the metro at Massena Tramway Station, Opera - Vieille Ville Tram Station or Cathedral - Vieille Ville Tram Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Nice?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 7,692 holiday lettings around Nice. From 1,010 villas to 962 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Nice?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Nice:

  • Old Town: 846 holiday homes
  • Carre d'Or: 1,131 holiday homes
  • Mantega: 354 holiday homes
  • Jean-Médecin: 1,078 holiday homes
  • Les Baumettes: 1,020 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Nice?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Nice. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Nice Opera: 12,698 holiday lettings
  • Allianz Riviera: 13,590 holiday lettings
  • Villa Arson Centre d'Art Contemporain: 12,864 holiday lettings
  • Nice Cathedral: 12,853 holiday lettings
  • Nice City Station: 12,756 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Nice listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Nice?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 1,010 Villas in Nice. Our other popular types of Nice holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 962 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 5,062 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 48 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Nice?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 2,673 holiday homes with pool available in Nice. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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