Visiting Nice

When we stepped off the plane onto the tarmac at the Nice Côte D’Azure airport it was a gorgeous day. And it remained that way for our 4 day trip to the French Riviera. We booked the trip hoping for a relaxed vacation, less audioguides and more wine. We got our wish, the trip was fun and stress free and we traveled as far as Provence, Menton and Monte Carlo.


Nice has been a playground for the wealthy for 200 years and has gorgeous architecture to show for it. Beautiful old and new buildings abut a wide promenade that runs 4 miles along the city. We spent our first afternoon eating pizza, then wandering along the promenade, admiring the sea then through the cute old town and flower and food market. We did, of course, stop for gelato.


We made the climb to Castle hill (there’s also a free elevator) and took in views of the city. It was really impressive! Having felt like we’d gotten a bit of a work out, we headed back to old town for some beer and cheese. (Which were followed by nachos because that’s what happens when you don’t make dinner plans and have too much Belgian beer… whoops)


Logistics: 

Getting from the airport to nice is really easy, the 98 and 99 busses run regularly every day (unless it’s a holiday, then they don’t run at all) and cost €6. On the way back we paid about €14 for an uber so that’s an option.

We stayed at Hotel de la Mer, which was great. Central to old town and the beach and right on Place Messina, the main square.

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    1. It was so much fun, and very relaxing!

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  1. Wherejogoes says:

    Lovely pictures I like the stops for pizza and beer – my kind of trip! #FarawayFiles

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    1. The pizza was so good! It’s close to Italy, but it’s weird ordering pizza in French.

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  2. Clare Thomson says:

    Ah, lovely Nice! It’s great that you can see it from on high as well as along the Promenade des Anglais. I really enjoyed the views from the top. Looks like you had fabulous weather too. Thanks for sharing on #FarawayFiles

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    1. It’s a lovely place for sure. I loved the views from Castle hill and strolling along the promenade. The bus trip to Menton was really the highlight for views though.

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  3. I’ve never been to Nice. It looks lovely and it looks like you had beautiful weather!

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    1. I’d recommend it, it’s hard to beat the food and the weather!

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  4. I have been saying for the last several months that I want to go to Nice! That blue water is so enticing and the beer looks delish!! #FarawayFiles

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    1. The water is AMAZINGLY blue! Had it been slightly warmer, I definitely would have gone for a swim!

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  5. Tanja says:

    nice photos #farawayfiles

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  6. What a fun and sun filled trip. A trip to Nice is well overdue for me. Thanks for sharing on #FarawayFiles

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    1. I hope you get a chance to go, it’s such a sunny and beautiful place to visit!

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  7. HA! I snorted out loud about the Nachos for dinner… I may or may not have had to resort to similar options! Looks like a lovely trip – thanks for sharing with #FarawayFiles, Erin

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    1. It happens to the best of us haha. It was a great trip and we did find more local things to eat!

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