Nice is the capital of the French Riviera, the group of towns and beach resorts that line the Mediterranean coast of Southeast France and shine with old-world opulence and glamour. Not only does Nice attract visitors who like to live the high life, but its natural beauty, mild Mediterranean climate, and incredible museums all draw people in, and Travelocity's vacation packages to Nice will help you plan the perfect trip to the Cote d'Azure.
Out and About in Nice
While Nice's entire area extends inland about 275 square miles, it's in the coastal area that you'll find many of the city's best attractions. The liberal atmosphere in Nice has long attracted artists to this city, and there are many great art museums to see here. If you're an art lover, you may want to search for Nice hotels in the Cimiez district, which is home to both the Matisse Museum and the Chagall Museum, only a few minutes apart by car.
If your interests are skyward bound, you'll probably want to head to the summit of Mont Gros and spend the afternoon at the Nice Observatory. Head here from any of the cheap hotels in Nice to take a guided tour, and learn about the astronomical research conducted in this 130-year old domed observatory.
Eating and Drinking
Nightlife in Nice is a spectator sport, and hitting the town for dinner is no different. Everyone wants to be near the water, and there are many hotels in Nice in and around the waterfront Vielle Ville, or Old Town, district—as well as several restaurants serving authentic French cuisine. For a different culinary scene, the Jean-Medecin area has quite a variety of eateries, including Japanese, Italian, and of course a few French spots, just in case you hadn't gotten your fill.
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