Steeped in history and with an extremely picturesque backdrop, the capital of the French Riviera is a great city to escape to. Whether you are looking to relax in its year round sunshine or wanting a city with plenty of museums and sights to explore, Nice has something great to offer.
Wander round the maze of picturesque narrow streets of the old town; with its beautiful warm coloured buildings and an array of great restaurants with ample outdoor seats, it is in keeping with many of the best old towns in the North Mediterranean. Grab an ice-cream and look around both the excellent food and flower markets. The Museum of Contemporary and Modern Art is a must see museum, not only due to the exceptional contemporary offering from the likes of Yves Klein and Niki de Saint Phalle but the impressive building itself. Also why not see the striking and vibrant biblical paintings in their specifically designed juxtaposition home at the Marc Chagall museum.
For amazing views over the red slat roofs of the city and down onto the port, climb the castle hill and relax under the shade of the trees or by the beautiful waterfall. You can either take the stairs or if you prefer, jump on board the miniature train which not only goes up the hill but gives passengers a forty five minute tour of some of the best spots in Nice.
There are also lots of other wonderful villages and towns in the French Riviera to stay in and explore. If you are looking for luxury, bespoke fashion boutiques and amazing VIP night clubs, then head to Cannes where you should spend the afternoon walking the La Croisette enjoying the beautiful sea views. Here there are plenty of great restaurants and bars, especially for those who love fine dining. Another superb choice would be to go to the beautiful, quaint medieval village of Antibes where you can take a stunning walk along the coast or visit the fantastic little shops, bistros and museums on offer.