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Nice Holidays

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Boasting year-round sunshine while sitting pretty on the southeast coast of France, Nice is an alluring Cote d’Azur destination that appeals to all - from grown ups looking for art, architecture, fine food and sophistication, to kids hoping to dig for treasure on the beaches and paddle in the Med. Holidays to Nice are much more than ‘nice’ – they’re amazing!

Great Places to Visit

Sunshine, shopping, art and culture, fine French food and pretty beaches…you name it, Nice has it! And it’s all just a short flight from the UK.

Stroll Along the Promenade

When the sun is shining (which is most of the time in Nice!), one of the most pleasant places to be is on the Promenade des Anglais, which curves around the Bay of Angels and overlooks the bright azure waters and gently shelving beachfront. It’s also popular with joggers, skaters and skateboarders, if you’re feeling active!

Indulge in the Grape Juice

France is one of the highest regarded countries in the world in terms of wine production. If you want to sample some of the local grape juice, Nice is a great place to do it, in bars such as Vin/Vin and La Cave de l’Origine. Opt for a low in sulphites ‘vins naturel’, if you don’t want to suffer too much the morning after!

Get Lost in Vieux Nice

Before holidaymakers and aristocrats came along, the Old Town was all that Nice had to show, and much of its labyrinthine streets and pretty buildings remain. Grab some lunch at a terrace cafe, or an ice cream to cool you down on a hot day, before continuing on your stroll and picking up some local produce as you go.

Enrich your Mind in a Gallery

Nice and the French Riviera in general are home to many galleries and museums that are well worth your time, but if you need to choose just one or two to visit, the Matisse Museum on Cimiez Hill, and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art on Place Yves Klein, with its wealth of pop art, are our top two.

Getting Around

Nice encourages the use of non-polluting local transport, including tramways, the Velos Bleus bicycle rental system and an Auto Partage car-sharing facility (electric cars). However, if you favour ‘normal’ transport, taxis are available, as are buses. Car hire is easy to organise and reasonably priced if you want to explore more of the French Riviera. Most attractions in the city of Nice are walkable and central.

By Bus

Nice has the Lignes d’Azur bus service, which offers over 100 routes in and around the area. There is also the TAM network which links the various Eastern Riviera towns and major villages. Fares are cheap.

By Car

Car hire is a great way of getting around on holidays to France. There are tolls on the major roads, but you can buy an electronic tag to make passing through easier. Driving is on the right hand side.

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Passports and Visas

British citizens don’t need a visa to travel to Nice, but passports should be in date for the duration of the stay. For more information and advice, visit www.fco.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/france/entry-requirements or the Foreign Office at www.fco.gov.uk/en/

Health and Safety

An EHIC healthcare card is an added protection to sign up for before you go to France, and is free. However, you should still insure yourself. In emergencies, call 112. For more info, see www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/france/health

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