Search Airline Tickets to Nice, France
Nice is located in the French Riviera, at the foot of the Alps. The city developed in the early 19th century as an English winter resort. Nice is a popular tourist destination and renowned for its beautiful seascape, sun-kissed beaches and Mediterranean weather. There are public beaches like Coco Beach, and Villefranche-sur-mer as well as private beaches like Ruhl Beach. It is a quaint town where visitors will enjoy tracing the cobbled streets and the narrow alleys while exploring landmarks like the Nice Cathedral, Palace Lascaris, Russian Orthodox Cathedral, and Palace of the Dukes of Savoy, among many others. For art enthusiasts, Nice has many museums like The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Fine Arts Museum (Musée des Beaux Arts), Museum of Asian Arts, Marc Chagall Museum, and Matisse Museum.
Things to do in Nice
Nice has four miles of sandy beaches for visitors to enjoy. Public beaches
give you an authentic experience where you can relax with the locals and
people watch. La Reserve is flooded with locals who come here to dive and
unwind. The Coco beach is another small gem which gets attracts the local
crowd and has shower facility along with one eatery. The shore is lined
with luxury resorts which have private beaches, like the Castel Beach which
is far from the crowds and offers an exclusive experience. The Castle Beach
restaurant also offers great service.
Promenade Des Anglais
Promenade Des Anglais or the Englishmen’s Promenade is the main waterfront
promenade of Nice and a landmark in itself. The 7-km stretch is a popular
tourist attraction and is lined with cycling paths, walking paths and
lounge chairs for visitors to enjoy the panoramic view of the Baie de
Anges, or Bay of the Angels. Several bars and eateries can be found along
the promenade in addition to sights like Hotel Negresco, Villa Massena, and
Phoenix Park, among others.
The Matisse Museum, locally known as the Musee Matisse is located on Cimiez
hill. Nice has lured many artists like Henry Matisse, Jack Vettriano and
Renoir who lived and created art here. The vast collection includes 68
paintings, 56 sculptures and 218 drawings by Matisse along with many
temporary exhibitions by international artists. The Matisse Museum is a
complete entertainment venue where several conferences, concerts and
screenings are also hosted.
Best Time to Fly to Nice
The best time to book flights to Nice is from September to October and from mid-March to April. It is advised to avoid peak season, which is from May to August, when the weather is humid, and the city is overcrowded and expensive.
Airports in Nice
NCE flights are operated to Nice Cote d'Azur Airport. The airport is located 3.7 miles from the city and is owned by Aeroports de la Cote d'Azur. Nice Airport also serves the Principality of Monaco and is a focus center for Air France, HOP! And EasyJet. Major Airlines like Aeroflot, British Airways, Aer Lingus, Delta Airlines, KLM, Ryanair, and Qatar Airways offer flights to Madrid, Vienna, Warsaw, Doha, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, London, Moscow, New York City and more.