You can’t help but love Nice. As I walked out of the airport doors to get a cab, I looked across to the “plane departure” lanes. And, chuckled at the sign – “Depose minute-5 min. Kiss and Fly.” Nice is on the French Riviera in south east France on the Mediterranean Sea. A wide street, the bustling Promenade des Anglais runs along the beach. In good weather, rent a beach chair and splurge on cold drinks and appetizers. Nice boasts a sunny, temperate climate much of the year.
History and culture abound through Nice and you’ll find several museums to visit during your stay. The Matisse Museum not only features wonderful works of art; just glance out a balcony window and feast your eyes on the gorgeous Mediterranean views. This museum is closed on Tuesday and please check daily hours to be sure they’re open when you visit. You might also want to visit the Archaeology Museum and Roman Ruins which features historic and archeological exhibits. It’s located next to the Matisse Museum.
Vieux Nice (old Nice) has a charming ambience. Its narrow streets are full of sidewalk cafes serving coffee, wine and cocktails, French and Italian food, plus shops offering trendy clothes, gourmet cookware, books and a plethora of miscellaneous items. You will often see street entertainers here also. Old Nice is a pedestrian area.
You might want to rent a bike – they’re available right on the beach and there are bike lanes on the major streets. And, a pedi-cab is a fun way to get around town. Make sure to visit their Flower Market if it’s open during your stay. (Your hotel concierge can verify days/times it is open.
Nice’s currency is the Euro and on one trip the local taxi drivers (even at the airport) were not taking US dollars at all. (they had in the past.) Come prepared with some Euros because the one of the two exchange money services at the airport was closed and the exchange money machine did not like my American currency!
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