Nice is France's fifth largest city, and also functions as the capital of the Alpes Maritimes département. Situated on the south east coast, Nice is the French Mediterranean coast's second largest city after Marseille. Its light and its pleasant climate have seen artists flock to Nice apartments over the years, while it receives something in the region of four million tourists each year, second only to Paris in terms of volume of visitors in France. While many of the town's beaches are a little too pebbly for some, there are also private, more sandy beaches available for use for a fee. Many of these include either imported sand or hessian carpets covering the pebbles, and waiter service on the beach. If you cannot afford that, or find it all a little off-putting, then head to the public beaches like La Reserve. It is worth remembering that you cannot take food and drink onto the private beaches as they expect you to buy from their restaurant or cafe. For those people, who love to spend their holidays in a luxury way, Nice is an adequate destination, but also the following suggestions will be suitable:
A local culinary speciality which is worth tasting is 'socca', a kind of pancake, similar to a crepe, with the batter made from ground chickpea flower. This is a real signature dish from the city, and anyone staying in Nice accommodation like Nice villas should make sure they visit one of the many venues serving socca, which they can enjoy with a pitcher of the local wine. There are also plenty of terrace cafes where you can relax after a hard day's enjoying yourself.Of course, being in France, there are plenty of places for people staying in Nice accommodation such as Nice apartments to taste the local vintages, many of which are now produced using only organic methods.
History enthusuiasts who are staying at Nice apartments can also find plenty to enjoy in the city. There is some striking religious architecture, with the Chapelle de la Miséricorde generally perceived as perhaps the finest example of baroque church architecture in the whole of France. Art lovers staying in Nice villas can head to the villa at Prieuré du Vieux Logis, where they can see a wide range of works ranging in date from the 14th century to the 17th. Also a day trip to Italy is possible, where you'll find the lovely and interesting city Turin. The conclusion is: Whether you love wine or sunshine, sea air or the peace of an art gallery, a trip to stay in Nice villas should mean that you find exactly what you are looking for.