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Great Destination on The French Riviera

Apr 3, 2008
It has a high density of museums that rival many other cities in France. It's most well-known attraction, however is the Promenade des Anglais which is its walkways that runs along the shores of the Mediterranean. Nice can be chosen as a beautiful relaxing beach holiday location or as a city to visit the sights and places of cultural interest.

Being a Mediterranean city, the weather in Nice is one of its attractions. You can lay back on one of its white pebbly beaches gazing out at the pristine blue sea and simply soak up the rays of sun. It is a common location for celebrity tourists. If you are tired of lying on the beach, you can walk along the walkway under rows of palm trees. But, the attraction of Nice does not stop there.

If you are not looking for a beach holiday, you can visit the old city of Nice. The old city is home to many Baroque churches, architecturally-pleasing buildings and art museums. The modern art museum is worth visiting, not just for its impressive collection of art from the 1950s onwards, but for the structure that it is housed in. It was built with four towers, each with a beautiful rooftop garden. The towers are connected from the inside by glass bridges that are impressive to behold. It is possible to find Roman and Greek remnants in the city and a visit to the Roman ruins is a must. Make sure to look up a guide to the city's cultural events and festivals for when you will be in Nice. It hosts many festivals throughout the year. One of these festivals is the Nice Jazz Festival that is widely popular. It also hosts regular opera, arts and film shows.

The Cathedrale Ste-Reparate is a seventeenth century building that is worth a visit. Lascaris Palace is a beautiful old building filled with furniture, paintings and sculptures. It was built in 1648. Another highlight is the famous street, Cors Salega. It is lined with 18th century houses and a daily market runs along it that is fun to visit. You can walk up Castle Hill to look out over the tiled roofs, narrow streets, churches and markets of Nice. Transport is convenient with excellent train and bus facilities and connections. It is also a convenient option as a base for visiting other cities in the Riviera.

There are a number of different holiday accommodation options in Nice. You can stay in a luxury-styled hotel along the waterfront or a more budget accommodation option inland. It is quite popular with tourists to stay in the old city area of Nice to be closer to the sights and attractions. You can choose from a range of hotels, between two and five stars, and many hostels. Holiday apartments are also available in many areas of the city and these may prove to be more within many visitors' budgets.
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