Head to Nice to soak up the essence of southern France - Book your Nice Accommodation
Situated on the south east coast, Nice is the French Mediterranean coast's second largest city after Marseille and France's fifth largest city, as well as the capital of the Alpes Maritimes département. Its its pleasant climate have seen artists flock to Nice's apartments over the years, while it welcomes 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. For those who love to spend their holidays in luxury, Nice is a great destination.
Taste the special cuisine and stay in exclusive bars in Nice
There are always plenty of terrace cafes where you can relax after a hard day's enjoying yourself in Nice and being in France, there are plenty of places to taste the local vinyards, many of which are now produced exclusively using organic methods. A local culinary speciality which is worth tasting is 'socca', a kind of pancake, similar to a crepe but with batter made from ground chickpea flour. This is a real signature dish of the city and pairs perfectly with a pitcher of local wine. The Niçoise Salad is another local speciality worth trying and it is particularly shines during warm evenings when you don’t want to feel bloated after your evening meal.
Nice - A fascinating destination for art and history lovers
History enthusiasts 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 one of Nice's 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. A day trip to Italy is also possible, where you'll find the stunning city of Turin. Whether you love wine or sunshine, a fresh sea breeze or the peace of an art gallery, a trip to Nice should mean that you find exactly what you are looking for.
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