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Accommodation in Nice - Travel Guide

Where to stay in Nice

When choosing accommodations in Nice, apartments and villas are undoubtedly the best option. Hotels are notoriously expensive, and renting an affordable self-catering holiday apartment in Nice means you can cook and eat in at your leisure, not to mention offering the comforts of home. HouseTrip offers a number of quality accommodation options ranging from budget studios and studio apartments in Nice old town to larger holiday villas in Nice, many with gorgeous sea views. While accommodations near the airport may seem convenient, keep in mind that it is located 7 km from the city centre of Nice and will entail a bus ride.

When to go to Nice

Although famed as a summer destination, Nice first became a tourism mecca when visitors began flocking to holiday apartments in Nice because of the mild winter climate. With daytime temperatures in winter a pleasant 15°C, Nice apartments remain a popular escape from the cold. These days, Nice is a great year round destination, and temperatures reach a balmy 27°C in July and August. If visiting at peak tourist season in summer, be prepared for crowds of tourists and lengthy delays on the roads. Spring is a lovely time to stay in a holiday apartment in Nice. During carnival revelers flock here to take part in street parties, see fireworks and parades and celebrate Mardi Gras before Lent.

Getting to and around Nice

Most tourists staying in holiday apartments in Nice arrive by car, TGV train from Paris, or flights into Aéroport International Nice-Côte d'Azur, which is located around 6km from the city centre. The local bus line operates an airport express between the airport and city centre, and this ticket acts as a full day pass for trams and buses in town. Regional buses are also available from nearby Cannes, Grasse and Monaco as well as other French towns. Once you've arrived at your Nice apartment, public transport options include buses and trams that operate at regular intervals and get you around the city quickly and inexpensively.

Discover Nice

One of the most glamorous resorts of the Côte d'Azur, or French Riviera, Nice has been wooing well-heeled tourists for over a century. Visitors stay in holiday apartments in Nice to experience the incredible landscape, beautiful beaches and chic resort atmosphere. Take in the vista from the Colline du Chateau, where you'll find a viewing platform around the castle ruins with a vantage point 90 metres above the city. Leave your Nice apartment and wander the Promenade des Anglais, the city's famed waterfront.

The maze of picturesque streets of Vieux Nice (old town) will take you back in time to the city's origins. Here you'll find cafes, boutique shops and more diversions for a rest between sightseeing. During your stay in a holiday apartment in Nice, there's plenty of arts and culture to enjoy. See the stained glass windows of the Musee Chagall or the paintings, drawings and sculptures of Musee Matisse. There is also the Museum of Asian Art, which features Chinese, Indian and Southeast Asian works of art and architecture. While you're staying at your cottage in Nice, you can also see the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, which features a rooftop terrace that offers some of the best views of the city.

Of course, the pristine beaches remain a popular draw card for those who stay in Nice apartments, and a day spent enjoying the views from those legendary blue chairs or sun loungers is a tourist must do - and a great escape from the pebbles beneath. For more outdoor enjoyment, check out over 2,500 plant species at the Parc Phoenix. Leave behind the four walls of your holiday apartment in Nice and head out for the cliff walk. Located just past the old port heading towards Monaco, you'll find a path that leads up the cliff, called Sentier Littoral, and takes you past the Cap de Nice towards Villefranche.

After a day of sightseeing or sun, you will have earned a plate of Nicoise salad, or perhaps a socca, a thin pancake made of chickpea flour. For insider tips on the best places to eat, be sure to browse our Nice Local Food Guide. If staying in a Nice apartment or villa in Nice, you can also take advantage of local markets, including the famous Cours Selaya. A daily flower and produce market, here you can buy everything from fragrant blooms to olives, cheese, bread and fresh fish. What better way to experience authentic Nice like a local?


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