Nice is located on the French Riviera and is the capital of the Alpes-Maritimes. Its known as an elite destination for European summers. This city was founded by the Greeks in 350 BC and was formerly known as Nikaia. This is an amazing city to visit especially in the summer, but it can get VERY busy. It receives over 4 million tourist every year!
French is the dominant language while few will speak English. It’s important however to not assume they speak English and to always ask first.
Bonjour – Hello
S’il vous plaît - Please
Parlez Vous Anglais – Do you speak English
Excusez Moi – Excuse me
Pardon – Sorry
Merci Beaucoup – Thanks you very much
A four star boutique style hotel located seconds away from the beach and between Old Town and the harbor. They have amazing views of the Bay of Angels.
The average price per night starts at €120.
This is a five-star hotel right on the Promenade des Anglasi. You will have amazing views of the ocean and be in the perfect spot to explore the main attractions of Nice.
The average price per night starts at €230.
Considered one of the oldest and most luxurious hotels in the city. They opened in 1913 and are situated within walking distance from the beach. The hotel also features pieces of art all over! Plus, they are home to a two Michelin star restaurants.
The average price per night starts at €500.
He was born in Nice but spent a good majority of his life in England. He is known as a natural philosopher and scientist. What he is most famous for is discovering hydrogen! Yep, this guy figured out half of the good ole H2O. He had originally termed it the “inflammable air.”
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One of the most famous dishes from Nice is Ratatouille! Not sure if Remy helps them cook but it’s still their standout dish. Another popular dish is their French Onion soup, which is my personal favorite!
This one is for all my meat lovers out there! Everything from shrimp, duck, veal, lamb, beef and pork. Bonus this place is extremely cheap for what you get!
Average meal per person is €40 .
Known for dishes that are Mediterranean inspired with a French twist. They pair their dishes with two wine suggestions and when in France you have to drink the wine!
Average meal per person is €70.
Located inside the Le Negresco hotel this two Michelin star restaurant is a true fine dining experience. They offer a vegetarian menu as well as a tasting menu. They have a set five course that is €230 per person.
Average meal per person is €150.
Nice is on the E plug which is 230V and standard frequency is 50 HZ. To avoid issues, you will need an adapter AND convertor! I would recommend BESTEK Universal it works in multiple destinations and has USB ports. I have been using it for a while and love it! Now all my ladies out there you will need a DIFFERENT adapter for your curling irons and straighteners. I know its extra money but trust me! I have blown out a few curling irons, it’s worth the extra money and luggage space. Conair has the best adapter for pretty much every country. Check it out here.
The French get a bad rep for being rude, and I would disagree with this. They are just big on respect and don’t respond to people assuming they speak English. When you are approaching someone ask first if they speak English, they will be more inclined to be polite and help you.
Nice is a very large city and pick pockets are unfortunately common. Make sure to keep an eye on your belongings and don’t flash your valuables. For more information click here.
April through May is a great time to visit because it will be warm enough to enjoy the beaches, but the summer crowds won’t be there just yet.
Nice is an amazing destination but it is a beach town meaning you can see most of it the town in a few days. I would explore outside of Nice to make the most of a shorter trip. See the amazing medieval town of Eze or take a train to Monaco for the day.
nice being a city in France is a part of the EU and is on the Euro. nice is a large city and you will have no problem using credit cards or finding an ATM.
Walking is the best way to get around the city. You can utilize the public transportation but mostly everything is reachable by foot.
Wifi is available at most locations for free but it will be limited. Depending on the length of your trip either add international to your plan or invest in a portable wifi. A company I use often is SkyRoam, they have very affordable rates!
While building a tram in the city during construction they discovered a medieval city. For a unique experience definitely go and visit La Crypte Archeologique de Nice.
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