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Soak up the Riviera vibe in Nice – the lovely seaside town on the Côte d’Azur

With streets full of colorful buildings, palm-lined boulevards, and a harbor of turquoise blue, you may feel like you’ve somehow stepped into a living painting when you arrive in Nice.

And in fact, the clear air and soft light of the city has inspired some of the artistic greats like Chagall and Matisee — both of whom have museums dedicated to their works here.

With year-round sunshine and a stunning long beach, Nice is the unofficial capital of the Côte d’Azur, and a must-see for every visitor.

Wander along fabulous markets, an enticing old town, view the glorious architecture and visit one of many super nice restaurants.
From Nice you can then easily explore the rest of the Rivera, Provenance, Monaco and Italy.

Discounted hotels

Hotel Windsor

Hotel Windsor

A 5-minute walk from the beach and Promenade des Anglais, this colorful, art-filled hotel is also 9 minutes on foot from the Gare de Nice Ville train station.
The vibrant, unique rooms feature contemporary art, posters or wall murals, plus satellite TV, free WiFi and minibars; some add exposed-stone walls. Upgraded rooms offer balconies or whirlpool tubs.

Amenities include a hip, 24/7 bar and a stylish restaurant with terrace dining and a traditional menu. There’s also a tropical garden with a seasonal outdoor pool and a wellness spa.

Price: fr. €135 per room/night

Hi Hotel

Nice Garden Hotel

On the first floor of a pale pink townhouse in downtown Nice, this small, cheap guesthouse blends the charm of belle époque yesteryears with modern-day intimacy, just a couple of blocks from the seafront and beach.
The 9 simply furnished, air-conditioned rooms, with polished wood floors, French-country accents and en suite bathrooms, come with flat-screen TVs and WiFi; some have garden views. Upgraded rooms add minifridges, and some have direct garden access.

Price: fr. €90 per room/night

Nice Garden Hotel

Nice Garden Hotel

On the first floor of a pale pink townhouse in downtown Nice, this small, cheap guesthouse blends the charm of belle époque yesteryears with modern-day intimacy, just a couple of blocks from the seafront and beach.

The 9 simply furnished, air-conditioned rooms, with polished wood floors, French-country accents and en suite bathrooms, come with flat-screen TVs and WiFi; some have garden views. Upgraded rooms add minifridges, and some have direct garden access.

Price: fr. €90 per room/night

Hotel Le Royal

Hôtel Le Royal

Overlooking the Promenade des Anglais and the beach, this chic hotel in a former palace is a 10-minute walk from Masséna tram stop and a 15-minute walk from the Vieille Ville.
Stylish rooms feature a blend of classic and contemporary decor, plus flat-screen TVs and free WiFi. Upgraded rooms add sea views, and suites have sitting areas and sea-view balconies.

There’s a refined Mediterranean restaurant and a bar, both with terraces facing the bay.

Price: fr. €95 per room/night

Le Meridien

Le Méridien Nice

Right on the Promenade des Anglais, with amazing views of the Mediterranean Sea. It is a few steps from the Old Town and offers a panoramic rooftop terrace and an outdoor swimming pool. Beauty treatments and massages can also be arranged, at an extra cost.

The modern guest rooms at Le Meridien Nice have views of the sea, the Albert 1st Gardens, or the hotel patio. Each is air conditioned and includes free WiFi access, a mini-bar and satellite TV, and most also feature a balcony.

From the hotel’s restaurant on the rooftop terrace, you can enjoy panoramic sea views over the Baie des Anges and the Mediterranean Sea.

Guests of Le Meridien Nice can sunbathe on the Ruhl private beach in front of the hotel, at an extra cost. The hotel also has a fitness centre.

Price: fr. €200 per room/night

Hotel Le Perouse

Hotel La Perouse

A hidden gem of the French Riviera
Built on a promontory next to the sea, the establishment offers the most beautiful view of Nice and the Bay of Angels.You arrive through a discrete entrance, as if you were visiting a private home. Next, an elevator takes you to the heart of this high-perched building filled with charming labyrinths and clinging to a steep hillside covered with luxurious Mediterranean vegetation.

Bright rooms with modern, Mediterranean-style accents come with marble bathrooms, limited free Internet, flat-screen TVs and minibars. Upgraded rooms add terraces or balconies with sea or garden views, while suites add living areas.

Price: fr. €265 per room/night

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