Most think “Paris!” when planning a trip to France, but those looking further south should visit Nice, France to experience its Mediterranean climates, Provençal setting, rich, local culture, highbrow cuisine, and its many festivals celebrating historical events. Settled around 350 BC, Nice has spent hundreds of years developing into France’s second most popular tourist destination and visitors will find that locals have a great appreciation for their past. Visit Nice and see why it has been a beloved destination for artists and aristocrats alike for decades. Refer to this travel guide as you plan your vacation in Nice, France.
Things Not to Miss in Nice
• Walk the Promenade des Anglais, or the Walkway of the English, while taking in the shorelines of The French Riviera
• Learn more about Russian history far from the Kremlin at La Cathédrale Orthodoxe Russe
• Sit courtside and enjoy a match at the Nice Lawn Tennis Club, opened in 1890
• Make an afternoon run to the Cours Saleya Flower Market for a fresh bouquet
• Stroll through the Matisse Museum and admire its massive collection of works by the 20th Century fauvist and impressionist, Henri Matisse
• Visit the Théâtre de la Photographie et de l’Image, which boasts a massive collection of photographs dating back to the 19th century
When to Go to Nice
Like most Mediterranean cities, Nice experiences warm weather nearly year round with average temperatures peaking in the low 80s in the summer and hovering around the low 40s in the winter. Spring is a particularly great time to visit Nice and the Côte d’Azur since it’s prime time for the seaside town’s verdant local gardens. Meanwhile, consider skipping early fall and October in this French city since rainfall tends to dominate the forecast during those months. In all, those visiting in late spring and early summer are most likely to experience Nice at its best.