Nice is located in the Provence-Alpes-Coted'Azur region of Southern France. Aquamarine beaches, sun, gourmet food – all make a heady concoction for a good vacation. Nice, capital of Côte d’Azur has all this and more. Most tourists go to Nice to bask in the pebbled beaches under the warmth of the sun.
Promenade des Anglais is one of those spots in Nice that always bustles with activity. There is a lot of outdoor sports like biking and roller skating. The Cours Saleya Flower Market, selling different varieties of fresh flowers, is another attraction of Nice. If you feel inspired by Nice’s architecture, do not miss the Matisse Museum which showcases Matisse’s work from his early days. The old quarters of Nice or Vieux Nice has a charm of its own. The streets are lined up with myriad stores selling household items, clothing and gifts. If you want a picturesque photograph of the city and the beaches, chances are you will get it in Le Chateau. If you want to shop for keepsakes or gifts to take back home, do visit the Rue de France Pedestrian Zone. You can also find entertainment on the street. For art aficionados, The Palais Massena has several 19th century and impressionist paintings on display. As dinner approaches, sit back enjoying seafood and sipping wine in one of the many restaurants besides the Mediterranean coast.
Since it is on the Mediterranean coast, Nice has mild winters and hot summers. It is best to visit the city during October when both the days and nights are pleasant.