If you’re looking for a place where the Mediterranean glistens with the sunshine and life is easy, you need not look further. Nice is one of the most incredible cities in France. With its perfect combination of exciting nightlife and relaxed atmosphere, the beach, the mountains, and the astonishing beauty that surrounds it, it is not difficult to see why it is so popular. Lay down on the rocky beaches, stroll along the city’s promenade, get gorgeous panoramic views, and delve into the Mediterranean lifestyle. As the capital of the French Riviera, Nice represent the Cote d’Azur in all its glory. Its architecture is bright and cheerful, its food is delicious, and lavender products celebrate the region’s resources. The surrounding area does not disappoint either, as it is the consistent playground of the European elite. If you want to enjoy the city but find a home away from home that lets you take in the impressive landscapes that lie outside of it, renting a villa is the perfect option. Because we know you are dying to know, here are the top five things to do in Nice.
CATCH BREATHTAKING VIEWS AT CASTLE HILL
By far the most breathtaking view of Nice, Castle Hill is the top landmark in the city. Though there is no castle, no one ever seems to mind, as they are too busy taking in the beauty that surrounds them. Enjoy the scenic walks, and see the Mediterranean unfolding beneath you.
STROLL ALONG THE PROMENADE DES ANGLAIS
If walking is the way you prefer to explore cities, this promenade is perfect for you. Following the sea, this long walkway is surrounded by shops, restaurants, and architectural masterpieces. You can sit on a bench and watch the water, buy some ice-cream to refresh from the heat, and enjoy the Nice slowly.
VISIT SAINT NICHOLAS RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CATHOLIC CHURCH
Standing tall in all the glory of Russian architecture, is the Orthodox church of Nice. Saint Nicholas church astonishes visitors with its stripped winding domes and opulent decorations. Contrasting the architecture of churches throughout France, it is one of the most unique places of worship in the country
SPEND THE AFTERNOON AT THE OLD TOWN NICE
The Old Town is the historical district, and one of the highlights of the city. It is known for its small winding streets curving around brightly colored houses. Small boutiques, high-end restaurants, cafes, and small parks make the Old Town wildly popular with both tourists and locals.
TAKE A MONACO DAYTRIP
The tiny nation of Monaco is about 30 minutes away from the center of Nice. Hop on a bus or drive along the ocean, and visit one of the most exclusive and luxurious nations in the world. You will get to see the famous Monaco Casino, and visit the palace where the royal family resides. The road to the city-state is also a treat, as you will pass through small provincial towns, and drive along the deep blue ocean of the French Riviera.