A Mediterranean seaside with palm trees, sunny days and balmy nights, a grand boulevard and the old-world opulence of the South of France – that’s Nice for you in a nutshell. The glittering queen of the French Riviera, Nice has attracted the bold and the bountiful to its sunny shores along the Cote d’Azur for ages. Skating or lounging on the beach, people-watching from the seaside ‘blue chairs’, kayaking or swimming in the Mediterranean – the sun and sea form the life and soul of this lovely coastal town. Seaside sports aside, the École de Nice has been equally influential in shaping the town’s popularity. Nice has been home to avant-garde artists like Henri Matisse and Chagall, also calling Picasso and Renoir to its shores over brief periods. The Musées Matisse, Chagall and d’Art Moderne form a pilgrimage for art lovers. Lovers of Niçoise cuisine are, meanwhile, rewarded with fresh produce from mussels and tuna to olives and eggplant. You can take the classic Salade Niçoise to go in a Le Pan Bagnat, enjoy an original Ratatouille or sit down to a hearty La Daube Niçoise – all washed down with a rosé wine. Issa Nissa!
Gorgeous Beachside Town
Old Town Market
Castle of Nice
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Splendid Hotel & Spa Nice is a stylish family-run accommodation in the heart of Nice. Enjoy an ideal location within the peaceful residential District of the Musicians, close to local landmarks and beaches of the French Riviera.