Nice is the second largest city on the French Mediterranean coast and is part of the famous Cote d'Azur.
Well renowned for its all year round good climate and stunning beaches, this city on the French Riviera is a place you have to visit if you are looking for good food, culture, history and you want to do a spot of people watching in one of the city's many squares.
Nice flights arrive into Nice airport (NCE) from London Gatwick (LGW) and the flight takes approximately two hours making it an ideal place to visit for a weekend or short break. However, the weather and the abundance of things to do in Nice itself and the surrounding area also make this a perfect destination for a longer holiday.
Getting into the city from the airport is very easy. There are airport express buses that run between the airport and the city centre and train station. Many hotels will also offer their own transportation from the airport to the city so it is worth checking with your accommodation. The easiest way of getting around the city is by foot as most of the tourist attractions are concentrated in a small area but there is also a good bus service.
If you are planning to stay in Nice itself then there are plenty of things to keep you occupied. There are several museums and galleries in the city such as the Musee National Message Marc Chegal, famous for its religious artworks as well as the Musee Matisse and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MAMAC).
The Colline du Chateau is a ruined castle that overlooks the harbour and Baie des Anges and is worth the climb so you can enjoy the view. The old town is the part most worth exploring and you can wander around the small streets and enjoy the experience of the Cours Saleya Market which is famous for selling fruit and flowers.
Nice has many wonderful restaurants to choose from and set menus that are available at lunchtime provide good value. A chickpea flatbread called Socca is a local speciality as is the famous Salade Nicoise and as you would expect in a coastal city, there is a lot of seafood available.
If you decide to venture away from Nice itself there are many other places on the Cote D'Azur that are worth visiting, including Antibes, Cannes and St Tropez all of which have a reputation for amazing beaches as well as attracting the rich and famous. The principality of Monaco, famous for Formula 1 and its casinos can be easily reached from Nice by train and further inland from Nice, Provence is also worth a visit.
So if you are looking to visit somewhere that has culture and history, combined with excellent food and plenty of things to see and do then Nice is a great place to go and you can always find cheap flights to Nice by using TravelSupermarket's price-comparison tool.