The fifth most populous city in France, Nice is nicknamed Nice la Belle (Nice the beautiful), and it certainly lives up to its name. Known for its sapphire-blue waters, amicable climate and astonishing architecture, Nice is one of the most beautiful cities in the French Riviera – a perfect getaway for anyone looking for a beach vacation with an old-city vibe.
A Time of Celebration: Nice Carnival
If you’re looking for an escape from the cold of winter, consider booking a trip to Nice in February. This is when Nice hosts its world-renowned Carnival event; a hedonistic celebration marked by delicious foods, parades of ornately decorated floats, dancing, imbibing and a fantastically good time for all. Be sure not to miss the Flower Parade, which takes place beside the sea on the famous Promenade des Anglais.
A Cultural Experience: The Musee National Marc Chagall
Over the centuries, the French have been internationally recognized for their prolific accomplishments in the arts. The Musee National Marc Chagall is home to the biggest public collection of works by celebrated Russian-French artist Marc Chagall, who resided in the Côte d'Azur during the mid-20th century. Depicting various biblical motifs, the museum is a dream for those of you who are interested in art, religious history or both. Headset commentary is included in the price, so your visit will be as informative as it is aesthetically pleasing.
Spectacular Views: Parc du Chateau
To see one of the best views of the city, you’ll have to travel all the way back to the beginning of the 19th century. The Castle Park (Parc du Chateau), also called the Castle Hill (Colline du Chateau), is the highest point in Nice’s old town (93m above sea level), offering an impressive panoramic view of the city. Climb the winding stairs of the park’s ruins and emerge to find yourself surrounded by lush greenery and trees – a relieving sanctuary on a hot day!