Commonly recognised by the Promenade des Anglais, this bustling seaside city wraps itself around this beautiful bay. With its mix of city grit and old world opulence, you can see why many consider this destination the Capital of the Cote d’Azur. Since the 19th Century, Nice has proved itself a magnet for sun seekers and high-rolling spenders, which is no surprise as this coastal city has a lot going for it. Year-round Mediterranean sunshine, fantastic markets, boutique shopping down Rue de France, a historic old town, quaint architecture and more recently in 2013, the brand-new Promenade du Paillon. This 30-acre park runs from the city centre to the sea providing a fabulous slice of urban greenery. On a hot sunny day, grab a fresh sandwich and head to this park for a picnic, the scattered water fountains are great for cooling down and great fun for the little ones to splash around in. Like most cities, Nice is full of culture
which is displayed fabulously during their famous 2-week Carnival. With Nice airport only at the far end of the Promenade des Anglais, this world-famous event attracts nearly a million visitors of all nationalities every year, and is a great way to discover Nice in the milder winter climate. The lively atmosphere, colourful confetti and excitement of the parade really enhances the French Riviera lifestyle, with current worldwide themes bringing locals and visitors together. For those that would prefer a quieter atmosphere, you can avoid carnival season and still experience the city’s wonderful culture. Wind your way through old town nice, Vieux Nice where the bustling paths will lead you to Cours Saleya. This charming market square is filled with fresh produce and vibrant flowers which will entice all your senses.