You know you want to travel there and what youd like to see, but do you know just where nice is. On 8 april, french authorities introduced a requirement to complete a certificate for international travel from abroad to mainland france in order to enter france. Check out my guide the best time to travel to france for all the details. The alchemist is an international bestseller that tells the mystical story of santiago, an andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of treasure. News and events search a destination map of destinations go to air france website my account. Nice, with its spectacular alpstomediterranean surroundings and worldclass museums, is the bigcity highlight of the riviera. Travel us europe uk more a locals guide to nice, france. In 154 bc the greeks were followed by the romans, who settled farther uphill around what is now cimiez, site of a number of roman ruins the counts of provence ruled nice in the 10th century until the. Explore france holidays and discover the best time and places to visit. Nice is a wonderful french riviera city, and a popular destination for couples, honeymooners, and sunworshipers. Dont expect miles of golden sand the beach is stony and rugged, though invariably packed with bronzed sunbathers. Kelby hartson carr is a former resident of nice, france who has written multiple guides and articles about french tourism. Grit and grandeur coexist seamlessly in marseille, an exuberantly multicultural port city with a pedigree stretching back to classical greece and a fair claim to the mantle of france s second city.
It teaches important life lessons using entertaining stories. Nice, france travel guide best things to do in nice on a budget. The iconic cocktails, aperitifs, and cafe traditions of france, with 160 recipes. Its seductive, trafficfree old city mixes italian and french flavors to create a spicy mediterranean dressing, while its big squares, splendid beachfront promenade, and long beaches invite lounging and peoplewatching. Once youre in nice, you can walk most places or take the bus to nearby villages its cheaper than the train in most cases. A highspeed rail service operates to paris to nice. The french riviera travel guide expert picks for your. We are driving across france in six weeks on our trip driving from spain to denmark. Romantic hill towns and castles, meandering river valleys, and oceans of vineyards carpet this countrys landscape. I put little tabs in the places where i wanted to copy the information. Should i get the paris guidebook or pocket guide in addition to the. With the mediterranean lapping at its shores, nices prime position on the cote d azur is its biggest draw for tourists. Lonely planet france travel guide book this france guidebook is light on the images but heavy on the details and content. It is lined with cafes, restaurants and hotels, definitely worth a visit.
Nice does get busy in the summer so you might want to book in. Book smart hotel rates become more affordable from both midmarch to april and september to october. Read our telegraph travel expert guide to nice, including the best places to stay, eat, and drink as well as the top things to do, and all of the information that you need to know before you go. I dont expect either of those things in a travel book. You will not only find one beach but 30 amazing beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see. Nice france tourist information and vacation guide. The shorter rick steves best of france guidebook focuses on france s top destinations and sights, is in full color, and is updated every other year. Local french buses are always less expensive if you buy a book of tickets in multiples of 10, usually but they wont always give you this information.
Train travel in france, a beginners guide paris to nice. Refer to this travel guide as you plan your vacation in nice, france. Discover the best french travel guides in best sellers. Go to the homepage close menu travel guide where to go. With its mix of realcity grit, oldworld opulence, yearround sunshine, vibrant street life and stunning seaside location, no place in france compares with nice. The best travel guide to nice cote dazur arrival guides. Both books are packed with handpicked recommendations and ricks travel advice and tips for saving time, money, and hassle. Nice was founded around 350 bc by the greek seafaring folks who had settled marseilles. Nice forum, travel discussion for nice, france tripadvisor. To learn more about france past and present, and specifically provence and the french riviera, check out a few of these books and films. These are my favorite companies to use when i travel to nice. Jan 15, 2019 his suggestions in his book europe through the back door had me completely changing the format of my itineraries and they are so much more useful now. A beginners guide to train travel in france, including tgv trains between paris, nice, marseille, lyon, bordeaux, toulouse, avignon.
Youll have roughly 220 properties to pick from your luxury getaway or cheap vacation awaits. Book your point to point ticket or rail pass with rail europe, plan a journey by train from paris to nice thanks to complete train timetable and travel times. With the mediterranean lapping at its shores, nices prime position on the cote dazur is its biggest draw for tourists. Standing in a magnificent bay, the capital of the french riviera stretches along the famous promenade des anglais facing the mediterranean. Nice backpacking and budget travel guide updated 2020.
Now fans of her exquisite cuisine can book lunch in her home kitchen. Nice, france travel guide french riviera traveller. Tickets are available 90 days prior to departure with greater discounts the sooner you book so get planning your trip. Nice french riviera smallgroup day trip with monaco, cannes. Travel guide nice plan your trip to nice with travel by. Flight nice book your trip with travel by air france. When you plan a trip to nice, france, youre in good company. Explore marseille holidays and discover the best time and places to visit. United with france only since 1860, nice has its own history and atmosphere, which dates back 230,000 years. As one of the largest countries in europe, it can be difficult to take the entire country of france in, but it is possible to travel to france and enjoy the best of its culture. A comprehensive budget travel guide to city of nice with tips and.
There is an average of 27 trains a day between paris and nice, leaving approximately every 35 minutes. A comprehensive guide to the worlds best travel destinations, its print heritage stretches back more than 30 years, with the online portal reaching its 20year anniversary in 2019. It was on colline du chateau now chateauless and at the plage des ponchettes, in. France travel, nice, nice travel, book 2 audible audio edition.
It is laid out around two vast squares, place massena and place garibaldi, named after two characters who symbolise the citys french and italian identity. Caros enjoyable travel essays take you on a chronological journey through france. Read this book and over 1 million others with a kindle unlimited membership. Many tourist travel to nice to enjoy its warm weather and the beautiful long beaches. From here youll head south to romantic avignon and historic lyon, ending in sunny nice for plenty of beach time.
Nice tourism nice hotels nice bed and breakfast nice vacation rentals nice vacation packages flights to nice. I have bought a few travel books for the trip and didnt want to buy another so about a month ago i checked this book out from the library. The interrail pass can be a great moneysaving option for those travelling extensively through france. Located on the french riviera, its the second biggest tourist destination in the country. Yet theres still much to recommend beyond sun and sea in frances fifth biggest city. The european aristocracy often spent their winters in the. So if all you want is the best of the french riviera, this compact snapshot guide delivers everything youll need to know for about half the price and half the bulk. The world travel guide wtg is the flagship digital consumer brand within the columbus travel media portfolio. Take a break from real life and immerse yourself in the city of love on this 12day france honeymoon itinerary.
The book uses the backdrop of the riviera to chart dicks eventual demise, notably using nice s magnificent hotel du cap as the inspiration of the hotel des etrangers in the book. The ultimate france travel guide the blonde abroad. All information to prepare your holidays to nice with air france. Its the busiest time of year for the country, especially in paris and cannes. Scott fitzgeralds favorite places on the french riviera. However on his adventurous quest, he finds himself instead. Anyone happen to have a strong opinion on the best travel books for the nice provence area. Book car hire, and receive great benefits with all mandatory charges included and 24hour customer support. Book a room at le meridien nice, france, a beachfront hotel featuring elegant rooms and suites, a rooftop restaurant and an outdoor pool. In previous ta surveys ii think we came to the conclusion that the cadogan south of france was the most erudite. They named the colony nikaia, apparently to commemorate a victory nike in greek over a nearby town. Before you head to nice, lock in a comfortable room on expedia. What this book is not is that is doesnt have beautiful color photos and it doesnt cover every city in france.
Trains are the easiest way to travel around europe, and the railways connect most areas of france. France is europes most diverse, tasty, and, in many ways, most exciting country to explore. Youll start in paristhe perfect place for art museums, pastries, and a day trip to the resplendent versailles. It is a large city, though, and it can be tough mastering it. Jan 02, 2020 read our telegraph travel expert guide to nice, including the best places to stay, eat, and drink as well as the top things to do, and all of the information that you need to know before you go. This is an ideal choice if you want historical information about french destinations, as well as exhaustive listings of lodging, dining,and attractions in france. Visit nice and see why it has been a beloved destination for artists and aristocrats alike for decades. Nice, france in 3 days travel guide 2019 with photos. Although it wasnt highly regarded upon its release, it has since been regarded as the 28th best novel of the 20th century by the modern library.
Nice only has about 15 hostels but many of them are wellrated and affordable. Find the top 100 most popular items in amazon books best sellers. This city has been a tourist destination since at least the 18th century. Explore nice holidays and discover the best time and places to visit. Dec 27, 2019 book a trip travel shows travel insurance more nice 48 hours in nice. They are included here because they consistently find deals, offer worldclass customer service and great value, and overall, are better than their competitors.
Save more time and also plan your activities and experiences there. Public transportation includes a tram system, ferry service and transit service. To find the cheapest tickets our meta search allows you to find the best deals online for activities in nice. Several lowcost airlines offer flights to the nice cote dazur airport from london, paris and other cities. If youre planning to visit france over the summer june to august, be sure to book your accommodation well in advance. Its located about 430 miles southeast of the national capital, paris, and 11 miles northeast of antibes. Tgv trains provide comfort, speed and modern facilities. Find out all the basics of a nice vacation, including what to do, what to see, where to stay, great daytrips and how to get around. Travel leaders experts bring all this and more to your next trip. Aug 17, 2014 36 hours in nice, france video on the southeast coast of france, nice welcomes travelers with alluring restaurants, a broad beach, sherbethued buildings and gayfriendly night life. About this journey the average travel time between paris and nice is 7h09 minutes. France seduces travellers with its unfalteringly familiar culture, woven around cafe terraces, villagesquare markets and lacecurtained bistros with their plat du jour dish of the day chalked on the board. Youll be given the opportunity to add a doortodoor transfer once youve booked your nice flight or holiday. Book a trip travel shows travel insurance more nice 48 hours in nice.399 39 1437 889 1319 1493 92 1258 1429 376 177 224 1065 372 731 678 1365 1295 557 489 1212 870 114 1231 647 1315 373 222 1360 1442 297 509 296